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RCI announce MusicMan CD audio/MP3 software

R-Comp Interactive is pleased to announce the release of MusicMan
for RISC OS computers, including the latest Iyonix PC.  The software
is designed to allow users to play audio CDs complete with track
listings and album information (both of which can be downloaded 
from the internet) and, at the click of a button, convert these 
into MP3 and other audio formats.

Music files are then saved, catalogued by artist and album,
with track names, music genre and other information preserved.

The software is designed to be extremely easy to use, with
a clear and straightforward interface.  Information about the
disc and track titles can be looked-up on the internet and audio
extracted/converted in one or two clicks of the mouse.

MP3 creation is provided by the Shine encoder, which gives
speedy MP3 encoding (the Iyonix can convert a 7 minute CD track
in close to 1 minute) and testing on StrongArm RiscPC machines
proved pleasing too.  Whilst the software should work on older
RISC OS machines, the audio conversion component may take
some time.  Shine is used with kind permission of Pete Everett 
who ported it to RISC OS (it is not (c) R-Comp Interactive).

MusicMan is designed to appeal to users who are interested
in exploring MP3 audio, or existing MP3 enthusiasts with
RISC OS machines looking for elegant, straightforward ways
of using RISC OS to make them.  The audio CD side of the
software includes online disc/track lookup support, which
we believe will appeal to CD enthusiasts in the internet-
enabled world!

The software will be available at the SouthWest RISC OS
show this weekend (Sat 28th Feb) and in the usual ways
thereafter.   It costs 19ukp inclusive of VAT and UK

Please note that some older CD drives/drivers may have
problems with audio extraction (from any such application) -
if you are concerned, you may wish to check your drive before

MusicMan should only be used for personal/private purposes,
and users are expected to comply with any copyrights associated
with their audio CDs.

R-Comp Interactive
22 Robert Moffat, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6PS
Tel: (+44) 01925 755043            Fax: (+44) 01925 757377