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Blaze Media Pro

Type of Program: Multimedia Player-Utility
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/XP/NT 4.x/2000
Company Name: Mystik Media
Version: 5.0
Price: $50.00
Installed Size: 14MB

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Mystik Media has been producing programs in this genre for some time now so it was not too much of a surprise when this "Pro" Edition came along. When they, on their site say that this is a powerhouse, believe it! This is a nice program for most of your multimedia needs. Look at all of these formats that it supports:

1.. MPEG Layer-3 (MP3)
2.. MPEG Layer-2 (MP2)
3.. MP2 (MPEG 1/2 Layer-2)
4.. OGG Vorbis (OGG)
5.. Active Streaming Format (ASF)
6.. MPEG Video (MPG, MPEG, MPE)
7.. Windows Video (AVI)
8.. Windows Media Audio and Video (WMA, WMV)
9.. Apple QuickTime (MOV, QT)
10.. Windows Audio (WAV)
11.. Audio CD (CDA)
12.. Video CD (DAT)
13.. Media Playlists (ASX, WAX, M3U, WVX)
14.. MIDI
15.. AIFF
16.. AU
17.. SND
18.. VOX (Dialogic ADPCM)
19.. RAW audio (PCM, A-LAW, U-LAW)
20.. MPC (Music Pack)
21.. G.726, G.723, and G.721
22.. And more!
 

Blaze Media Pro has so many features it most likely can handle all of yours! Record, playback, and even burn to CD or DVD all within one program! With it you can work with music or video by recording, capturing, editing, batch processing and much more.

A look at the main interface and you soon see how easy working with it will become. Everything is laid out in simple, logical order. All at a click of a button you can Load a Playlist, Add to a Playlist, Burn a CD and more. The program also allows you to have the interface be smaller or reside in the Tasktray.

(Small View)

Here's a closer view of the Panel you have in Blaze Media Pro. As you can see, many of your options are at your disposal very easily and quickly. By clicking on for instance the Convert Audio button it will bring up more features in this category. Each button you see with a small arrow to the right of it brings up more options for that particular category.

The way this Panel is split into two parts makes it that much more efficient to navigate and do the things you want to do with ease. With Blaze Media Pro you can work with the many different formats as mentioned above by converting audio files, editing the audio tags of song files, burn a music CD rapidly or even edit the audio itself! (See below). As a special feature, you have a Lyrics Search command that allows you to search for music lyrics on the Web by entering the artist name. You can add lyrics to a library that is stored on your computer. To search for music lyrics simply enter the name of the artist in the Artist box and click Find.
With the Audio Editor you have several options here to edit any of your audio files in a simple point and click style.

Here you have playback controls, add special effects to your sound file, silence out sections of your file, delete unwanted sections and more.
 

 

If you notice in the Panel you have several video options available. One of which is the feature that allows you to capture your own video.

You can capture video using any video device available on your system. To capture a video, click Video Capture on the File menu in the main window and go!

 

Once you have your video captured why not visit the Video Editor and tweak that video.

Similar to the Audio Editor, you have many options here to edit and change your video. You can enhance the video, emboss it, add an aging effect, copy or delete frames, add images or text to the existing video and much, much more.

You also can set markers for the beginning and end sections of the parts of the video you want to work with. This makes it fairly easy to work with sections of the video at a time.

You say that want more? Okay, how about the Media Manager feature? The Media Manager allows you to manage your media files fast and easy! Here you can rename, copy, move, and play your files. The Media Manager has a Directory Tree much like the Windows Explorer that allows you to explore all the drives and folders on your computer. It just doesn't get much easier!

Blaze Media Pro has come a long way when it first came unto the scene and perhaps that's why once again this program receives five stars. Perhaps this is the reason behind the "Pro" name. The program has won numerous awards, including the "Best of 2003" on this site alone. Check it out, take it for a test drive, look over its many features and see how it performs for you.

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Reviewed by Robert Hall

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