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MPEG Audio Creator for Power Macintosh Computers

Features
- Fast Encoding : requires less than 15 sec for 10 sec stereo audio on 604@120MHz
- MPEG Audio Level II and III
- Easy usage
- Direct from CD recording
- Realtime recording on fast machines (Layer II only)
- Works in background

This software is 'kind-of-shareware' which means, I don't charge for the
application itself, but if you want me to support and enhance it in the future, you
can pay a fee to the author.
You can pay between $10 and $30, whatever you can afford. These fees will
help me pay for software, online fees etc, while developing the MPEG Audio
Creator.
You can send cash or checks to the address below. For amounts less than $20
I prefer cash, because I have to pay about $2 to cash a check here in Switzerland!
Please include an email address, so that I can send you a confirmation.

Notes
When recording from CD, the encoder first copies the audio data to your
harddisk. If there is not enough space available, small chunks are
encoded at a time. However this can result in some noticeable clicks
in the audio signal. You will need about 11MB for every minute you're
going to encode on your boot disc.

The direct-from-CD option was only tested on the Apple CD300i.
I have no idea if it works with other CD drives.

Direct from Audio routines require at least QuickTime 2.1 and SoundManager 3.2.
Some older Performa Powermacs might not support 44Khz/16bit recording. I
cannot predict what will happen when you select Audio recording on those
machines, please be careful!

Realtime recording requires at least a 180MHz 604 processor. If your machine
is not fast enough, you will get a message saying audio was dropped. However,
you still might be able to record mono only.
I don't know what kind of 603 processor is needed, probably at least a 200MHz.

When you select the tracks to record from CD, you can specify how
many seconds of each song will be recorded. Just specify a number
greater than zero in the field at the bottom of the dialog. If you enter 0
seconds, the whole song will be recorded.

Mono and stereo AIFF files are supported. Only 44kHz files were tested,
although 32Khz and 48Khz should also work.

Layer3
To create layer3 (mp3) files, enable the layer3 checkbox, and select an
apropriate bitrate. (Usually 128 kBit/s)

Bitrates Layer2
For layer2, usual bitrates are 128-192 kBit/s for stereo files, and have of
that for mono files. For bitrates 160 kBit/s and up, layer2 is usually better
suited than layer3.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to
odreer@usa.net (preferred) or odreer@access.ch

Check out http://www3.pair.com/odreer/mpeg.html for the latest
versions of both encoder and player.

MPEG Audio Creator © 1995-98 MABA Software Dreer - All Rights Reserved

September 20, 1998 Oliver Dreer, odreer@usa.net

Oliver Dreer
Im Egg 35
4147 Aesch
Switzerland

I DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL I BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.


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