Something strange going on with sound-editing programs?

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  1. denniz

    denniz Registered Member

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    I was looking for a free sound-editing program, after checking out many programs I saw something strange. I found 3 programs which almost look identical, they are distributed by 3 "different" companies from the USA, but have a digital signature from one single company in China which I can't find any info about, called Tsingsoft Imagination Information Technology Co. What do you think, is it to be trusted or not?

    - Free Audio Editor 2012 (FAE Distribution, location California USA): http://www.free-audio-editor.com (file size: 21,8 MB (22.873.624 bytes))
    - Music Editor Free 2012 (MEFMedia, location Washington USA): http://www.music-editor.net (file size: 22,0 MB (23.099.928 bytes))
    - Power Sound Editor Free v7.6.2 (PowerSE Co. Ltd, location Nevada USA): http://www.free-sound-editor.com (file size: 21,9 MB (22.984.216 bytes))

    Screenshot from the 3 programs

    Screenshot digital signature from Free Audio Editor
    Screenshot digital signature from Music Editor Free
    Screenshot digital signature from Power Sound Editor Free
     

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  2. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    Interesting.

    have you tried Audacity?
     
  3. PaulBB

    PaulBB Registered Member

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    Not a scam but almost. It's the same product re-branded over and over by the same author. Not free at all - the audio editing programs listed on their sites are available in a very limited ''free'' version and once installed invite users to upgrade by paying different $$$. You should try Wavosaur, Audacity, or Ocenaudio.

    MP3 Music Editor
    http://www.mp3musiceditor.com/screenshots.html

    Audio Recorder for Free
    http://www.audio-tool.net/products/audiorecorderforfree.html

    Free Audio Editor
    http://www.coolfreestudio.com/freeaudioeditor/index.html

    Power Sound Editor
    http://www.free-sound-editor.com/features.html

    Smart Audio Editor
    http://www.smartaudioeditor.com/screenshots.html

    Swifturn Free Audio Editor
    http://www.swifturn.com/audioeditor.html

    MP3 Audio Editor
    http://www.mp3audioeditor.com/

    All Free Audio Editor
    http://www.allfreevideoconverter.com/freeaudioeditor/

    Free Audio Editor
    http://www.freeaudiovideosoft.com/freeaudioeditor/
     
  4. denniz

    denniz Registered Member

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    Yeah, I tried it. It's nice, but the interface needs some getting used to.. :cautious:

    LOL, I had a laugh checking out those websites you posted :D All the same programs... :blink: Some software review websites gave some of those programs a pretty good editorial rating for the free version though.

    I wonder how much money they are making on this?
     
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