Ovolab AAChoo
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Convert MP3 to AAC audio format.   Shareware ($15.00)
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Ovolab AAChoo converts all your MP3 songs to AAC, the new high-quality and compact audio format at the core of MPEG-4, with an easy drag-and-drop interface and full control over every encoding parameter.
What's New
Version 1.2 adds support for encoding audio, video and other media to 3GPP format. 3GPP is the new worldwide standard for sharing multimedia content between 3G cell phones, PDAs and computers.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, QuickTime 6.0 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Dec 2004
Converts the mp3s to aac without a hitch however the tags on some of my files, I'd say about a 100, are a little messed up. Also it failed to automatically set up these new files with my itunes library.
Overall, not too bad, but they should really look to fix these issues.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jul 2004
doesnt update the Itunes library as stated it would.
Took me over 2 hours to reconnect all my newly mp4'd tunes :( OS 10.3.4 iTunes 4.6
also selecting any of the options or menus during processing cancels processing and doesnt do specified action (ie delete original)
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Nov 2003
I have a very large music collection of 4500 tracks and growing. Some of these are lengthy opera and theater peices but most are 3 to 5 minutes long. I attempted converting them from MP3 files to AAC using iTunes and found it impractical as iTunes failed to update my library and left duplicate copies in my folders. I purchased AAChoo, dropped the entire folder of 4500+ songs onto AAChoo and stood back. It has been tackling my MP3s one at a time 24 hours a day for several days without a glitch. It runs in the background while other people are logged in doing other work. It has handled complex file structures involving multiple levels of subfolders without a problem. Everything gets converted and ends up in the correct location. AAChoo is a very convenient program and quite a labor saver for me. Even running 24-hours a day it will take it over 9 days to complete the project but I would have never gotten it done using iTunes.
[Version 1.2]

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kraaft replied on 08 Jan 2005
converting your mp3 to aac is probably the most stupid thing you can do - converting a lossy source file with a lossy encoder!
what should be the benefit?
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Bigbadvoo commented on 20 Aug 2003
Beautiful! Works like a charm, helps free up space with those songs that have to be high-fi, without digging out the CD again. A tip: it'll quit iTunes while encoding. Don't reopen it until it's done (Maybe not the case if you don't tell it to update your library automatically, but then why would you use it?)
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 May 2003
Actually, the bit rate setting is different from the encoding quality setting. iTunes lets you choose the bit rate but forces a faster, lower-quality encoding. Ovolab AAChoo allows you to use a higher-quality encoding, regardless of the bit rate you choose.
In addition, the only setting that affects the file size is the bit rate. The encoding quality only affects... the quality.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 May 2003
ok- maybe i'm being even dumber than usual here, but i can't see anything on any of itunes menus that remotely hints at being able to convert MP3s to AAC. can someone enlighten me?

as regards this product, it's nice and elegant to use [you can't really find fault with any app that says "drop your sh*t here and i'll take care of the rest" - can you?] however the unregistered restrictions are a bit stingy. the app claims it'll let you process 50 files before it'll start hassling you to register, but in reality, if you drop a folder of MP3s onto the app, a dialogue box pops up after one it converts, asking you to register and forcing you hit a 'not yet' button before it'll continue. surely the developers could have allowed unregistered users to batch process more than one file between nagging messages?
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 May 2003
Seems it has to be trashed first and fished out again! Yeah, now it runs fine!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 May 2003
AACelerator only requires QuickTime 6.2, not Pro.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 May 2003
Actually, iTunes does not do what AAChoo does. AAChoo encodes at a much higher quality, where iTunes natively encodes at a lower quality. iTunes also doesn't do the task of deleting your old MP3s after it converts it. Other than the occasional crashing problem (which they're working on), you can essentially drag your entire iTunes folder onto this program and it will convert your MP3s at a higher quality than iTunes, and it will automatically remove your old MP3s and update the iTunes database. If you're a person like me who has thousands of MP3s, and who doesn't want to spend the time manually deleting and updating the iTunes database, this program is perfect.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 May 2003
Actually, Aacelerator requires QT Pro which is an extra $30 if you don't have it already.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:10,564
Version Downloads:6,613
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:16 Sep 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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