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How to start using SoundTaxi Professional

Open SoundTaxi Professional by clicking its icon on the Windows Start Menu or double clicking the icon on your desktop. Please configure SoundTaxi settings before you start conversion.

1) “Convert to”. Choose the folder you want to save converted files to.
a. If you select “Output folder”, your converted files will be stored in the output folder set in Output folder field below. Use button “Select” to choose the output folder on your PC or just type full path to this folder in the field.
b. If you select “Same folder”, the converted files will be saved in the same folder with the original ones.
c. If you select “Subfolder ‘Converted’ in source folder”, your converted files will be placed to subfolder ‘Converted’, located in the folder with the original files.

2) “When output file exists” chooses the action with duplicate file names. To avoid replacing already converted files there are the options “Don’t convert file” and “Create unique name”. To replace already converted files there is the option “Overwrite existing file” (for example if you want to reduce bitrate of the file). It’s impossible to replace original files with converted ones (even if you choose “Same folder” in “Convert to” group).

3) If you mark “Re-create subfolders”, the full path to your original file will be re-created in the folder set in group “Convert to”.

4) If you mark “Automatically convert files from folder” and set the folder location in the field, all files from this folder will be enqueued and converted after program starts. So you can copy all files you need to convert to this folder and SoundTaxi will convert them automatically.

5) “Encoder for audio files” defines the output format for your original audio files. You can select MP3, M4A (MPEG4 AAC), or WAV output format from the drop-down list. MP3 audio format is nearly universally supported by every portable HDD or flash player (Apple, Sony, iriver, SanDisk, Creative, Cowon, Samsung, Philips etc.) and mobile phone. M4A is an iPod and iPhone compatible audio format. WAV files are the best decision for burning to audio CD because the sound quality is lossless.

6) You can choose a desired “Compression Quality” for MP3 and M4A files from the drop-down list. The highest compression quality is 320 kbps, but if you need to reduce the size of converted files – 170 kbps is the optimal value.

7) Encoder for video files” lets you choose the output format for video files you need to convert and the desired video size. You can select iPod MPEG4 Video (MP4) or DivX Player Video (AVI). MP4 is an iPod and iPhone compatible video format. MP4 files can be also played on other HDD and Flash MP4 players. AVI files are used on home DVD players most frequently. To extract audio from video, choose MP3 or AAC encoder.

8) If you mark “Show select files dialog on start”, ‘Select Files to Convert’ window will be showed at once SoundTaxi starts.

9) If you mark “Automatically start conversion”, the conversion process will start immediately after the files were selected.

10) “Advanced mode”. If this field is marked, you will be able to play original and converted files in SoundTaxi window (appropriate buttons will be shown in SoundTaxi main window toolbar).

11) SoundTaxi “Troubleshoot slider” eliminates certain types of conversion problems on certain PC’s. If you have any problems with file conversion, try to move the slider to other position and run the conversion again. There are 4 troubleshooting positions available. You can switch to each position moving the slider step-by-step. The slider allows running conversion in safe mode on lower speed. In the result your files will be converted properly, but on lower conversion speed. Using the troubleshoot slider doesn’t affect the conversion quality anyway.

What is the difference between Platinum and Professional editions?

SoundTaxi Platinum edition converts 2 files at the same time and has maximum audio conversion speed 6X, while Professional edition can convert up to 16 files simultaneously with summary conversion speed up to 50X (depending on your PC performance). SoundTaxi Professional edition also includes audio CD Ripper.

What kind of files can SoundTaxi convert?

SoundTaxi can convert any audio and video files that can be played in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player and Real Player on your PC, e.g. DRM protected and non-protected WMA, M4P, AAC, WAV, MP3, OGG, OMA, OMG, ATRAC, WMV , M4V files etc. SoundTaxi also supports Real Audio files and audio books.

How to use CDRipper

SoundTaxi installation includes easy to use audio CD Ripper.

SoundTaxi supports MP3, WAV and AAC as output formats for audio conversion. You can select the desired output format in SoundTaxi settings from “Encoder for audio files” drop-down list. It is also possible to choose the compression quality for MP3 and AAC files in SoundTaxi settings.

You can run SoundTaxi CD Ripper from your desktop by clicking on “SoundTaxi CDRipper” shortcut, from SoundTaxi working folder (by default it is C:\Converted folder) or from Start Menu.

To rip the desired audio CD, insert it to the drive and run SoundTaxi CD Ripper. Your CD tracks will be visible. Click “Rip” button on the main toolbar and wait until CD Ripper finishes its work. After that SoundTaxi will start automatically to convert ripped audio tracks to the desired format. After conversion finishes, your converted files will be stored in the output folder set in SoundTaxi settings.

SoundTaxi CD Ripper retrieves the CD information (artist name, album name, track names etc.) from Internet if available.

Please note that you need SoundTaxi Professional or SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip edition activated to use audio CD Ripper.

How to activate the software?

SoundTaxi license code is sent to you in confirmation e-mail after the purchase is complete.

To activate SoundTaxi, please install and run the trial version. Besides the main program window you will see the additional window with "Buy Now" invitation. At the bottom of this window there is "Enter License Code" button. Please click on it and you will see the "License Code" window. Input your license code and click “OK”. You will receive your activation code. In case you’re unable to get the activation code automatically, please click on the link in “License code” window and try to get SoundTaxi activation code manually. You will be directed to the official SoundTaxi site. Please fill in the product form in order to get an activation code. If you don’t have Internet connection or any other activation problems occur, please send your PC System ID (you can see it in "License Code" window) to SoundTaxi support team (support@soundtaxi.info) and we will send an activation code to you by e-mail.

License code consists of 31 symbols (numbers and letters) in such format: XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX

Activation code includes 6 symbols in such format: XXXXXX

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