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CDH Media Wizard

Type of Program: Multimedia - All-in-One
Supported Platforms: Win95/98/NT/2000
Company Name: CDH Productions
Version: 4.55
Price: $50
Installed Size: 14MB


OK, first of all the installation. Like all programs it gives you that standard warninhg, "Close all Windows programs etc." Well in this case do it, Ctrl+Alt+Del through all of your stuff and close them down. This baby needs full use of your computer for the install. This is nothing to worry about, because, unlike most programs, this one does keep a back-up of changed files, if you do encounter problems.

What does it do? Lets get clear here first of all. I am not your multi-media pro. However I do cut my own cd's and do some other things on a not too often basis. My impression is this program does exactly as advertised "EVERYTHING" is what it does. There is even better news. It walks you through the processes so that even I don't get screwed up. Not to mention, the really impressive Help section. Here are some of the things it does, right out of that Help section: Media Wizard fully supports advanced drag-and-drop capabilities. You can drag a media file from Windows Explorer and other drag-and-drop compliant sources, and drop it on the main window of Media Wizard to play the file. 

Media Wizard is a very powerful and complete all-in-one multimedia solution. Play and manage all popular media formats. Powerful audio conversions (WAV to MP3, MP3 to WAV, CD to MP3, CD to WAV, WAV Compression Conversions, etc.) make converting accurate and easy! Advanced playlist features allow setup of multiple audio/video playlists (including full screen) for hours of enjoyment. Other features include customizable (skinnable) interface, complete CDDB support, advanced, track-level Video/Video CD/Audio CD player control panel modules, and full drag-and-drop support. 

Supported formats include: Audio CD/Video CD, MPEG Audio (MP3, MP2), Windows Media 4 (WMA, WMV), Vivo Digital Video, Active Streaming Format (ASF), Windows Video (AVI), MPEG Video (MPG, MPEG, MPE), Apple QuickTime (MOV, QT), Standard Windows Audio (WAV), MIDI, AIFF, AU, SND, and many other various audio and video formats. Hey, they even say if you have another format you need to work with email them, it doesn't get better than that.

Did you notice the part about Videos? Yes it handles them too.

I can emphathically recommend this product.

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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