Okay, this isnít going to be pretty. I just finished attempting to use this monthís software
review program, mp3DirectCut, and I must say Iím deeply disappointed. Wait,
disappointed is too generous. Disgusted is closer to my real feeling. This
is pretty much a total waste of my free evening. Where do I begin? Should
I point out its lack of documentation? Or how about its non-functioning
buttons and features? Perhaps I could tell everyone how boring and non-intuitive
the interface is. Nah, why donít I just tell you that you should steer
clear of this mess of ď0Ēs and ď1Ēs.
Alright letís get this over with. First of all there is no manual at
all. All I had to work with was a couple of sheets printed from a help
file. Man, that was soooo helpful (statement dripping with sarcasm). All
I could tell from the help file was that this program is supposedly an
MP3 editor, and is ďfeature richĒ. Iíve seen better features at the dollar
cinema. Excited yet? Wait, thereís more! There is no mention of the minimum
hardware requirements. None, zippo, zilch, nada, thanks for playing and
drive home safely. I guess it runs, sort of, on my computer which is a
Pentium 4, 2.2 GHZ Windows XP, with 512 MB of RAM. Installation was
easy, and luckily so was the uninstall. Once I fired this puppy up,
I was left struggling to figure out what to do next.
Hmm, this button is kinda pretty, drat, it doesnít do anything. Okay,
maybe this one, oops, guess I better undo that. Returning to the
help file only depressed me, so I gallantly opened an MP3 file, and tried
to figure out by trial and error how I could edit this file. Well, it was
mostly error, as I started and stopped the file dozens of times and could
never get the key that supposedly changed the pitch and level of sound
Oh well, there was a full refrigerator beckoning me, so I happily abandonded
all hope of becoming the next Moby, and skipped over to the Frigidaire.
Needless to say, that was the end of my association with MP3 DirectCut.
The writer of this hodge-podge of code is Martin
Pesch. I was so uninspired with this program that I didnít even bother
to go over to his Website to look for assistance. I figured, why bother?
Life is too short to look up obscure Websites for obscure programs.
That extra slice of meatloaf is just too inviting. And guess what else?
Iím not gonna include any screenshots either. So there, take that Martin.
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.