Time to Upgrade to Audials One 12 Just $19
The new version of Audials One has been out for awhile, but I haven’t jumped to the upgrade yet mostly because I’ve been waiting for a sale. The $39 upgrade price that the Audials site offers isn’t bad, certainly better than the $80 for a new copy, but that’s still a bit steep for me. Well, the waiting is over. Avanquest has come out with an offer to upgrade to Audials One 12 for a mere $19. You can’t for a lot more than that can you?
In case you were wondering, Audials One is a pretty impressive Swiss Army Knife when it comes to digital media. It’s a combination of Audials MovieBox, TuneBite and RadioTracker. But it does more than just play music, videos and tune into radio stations. You can just as easily record music from sites like Pandora and Grooveshark, download videos from YouTube and extract the audio track as an MP3 and you can capture video from sites like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and others. In fact, I have recorded the Tour de France for the last 3 years using Audials. That’s 21 stages with each stage running from 4-9 hours. Yeah, each one of those files is a whopper in size! But Audials captured them all.
Audials One also makes a nice media manager. You can easily type in the name of a song, the band, or the album and your library will be searched for matches. You don’t need to drill down through your folders to find it. The same is true for movies and video clips. If you have your video files tagged correctly (which Audials can help with) then you can easily find all the movies with Ryan Reynolds, or all the episodes from Criminal Minds Season 9. Can’t remember where you put a movie because your folder structure is a mess like mine? Audials builds a database so you can search through and find what you’re looking for.
As a comparison, it’s somewhat similar to MediaMonkey, except there is a heavier focus on video and of course capturing content from the Internet. It’s a great program and this is a sweet price. $20 for all that power? You can’t beat that.