1- The General Menu

MeowMultiSound screenshot

Since the software is in english it should be a little easier for you to understand than for the others. However, if something is missing or if you have a problem you can mail me at : meow at meow-prod dot com

On the picture, just above, you can see the main part of the software that has the main options to control the software. You should get this screen if you launch the software, if it si not the case there is already a problem.

This screen has several subsections:

2-The actions screen

Action menu

"Add file": with this action you can off course add files. With the current options of the current version of the software, you can only add wav, ogg and mp3 files, but you can expect new formats soon. Note that you can drag and drop files too, to add files in the list of files.

"Remove files": is an action that allows to remove one or several files. These files have to be selected in the list of files in order to remove them. Use this action if you don't want convert a file, for example if you made a mistake or if you have changed your mind.

"Convert" starts the conversion from a format to an other, you must have files in your file list in order to be able to use this option.

"Clear all" is an option that removes all your files in your file list.

"Install software" is an action that allows to add a shortcut on your desktop to the current location of the software (usefull if you decide to change the directory of the software). To remove this shortcut, just erase it like any other file.

To make it easier to understand, watching this menu is enough if you have selected your format settings correctly and added some files in the file list.

You can get some of these options if you right click. (it just more handy)

3-The file list


This list of files has a drag and drop support from windows's file explorer. The main function of this file listing is to list the files to convert. Notice that you're free to add files in different formats (wav, ogg, mp3) in this part.
There is two protections against bad files:
- the first removes audio files with a size of 0 sec.

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It gives an option to edit the name of the ouput file and some other options.

The column "status", is useles while you have not started a conversion. But during the conversion, it gives the conversion progress in percent. If a conversion is done, it is written that it is.

The column "length", gives the length in minutes of the audio file. (just for information).
The column "size", gives the length in Ko of the file (for information only).

However, note that if there is a problem in the two last columns, this is probably bad for the futher operations.

The "format" column, gives the audio format, the data rate of the sound file, the sample rate and if the file is mono or stereo.

There is a last column that you can't see on the picture, that gives just the full path of the file on your computer.

There is as well two little buttons next to the file listing that allows to change the order of conversion, (useful if you have choosen to use the track incrementation option with mp3 files in the tag pannel).

4- Before explaining the format window, let's see two buttons in the screen:

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"Convert" starts the conversion and "abort" stops it.

Note: Files are converted from the top to the bottom, and "abort" don't erase the file that has been aborted during its conversion (same thing for the previously converted files).

5-The format window

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Here is an easy-to-understand menu:
-you can select the ouput directory (if you don't choose one, all files will be written to the root of your hard drive: c:\  usually if you are on windows XP, if not you'll get an access error).
- you have to select an output format (default is wav).
- the other pannels give the settings for each formats.

To make it easy, this is a summary:

If our default formats settings suit your purpose:
Add your files, choose an output directory and press on the convert  "button", that's all.
For the other menus, they are differents for each formats. I don't want to explain each parameters of each file format. Perhap's will il create some pages in the question and answer part of my site to explain more on this topic and on the different options of wav, ogg and mp3 files. After all you should be able to recognize the options that are in the software and those that are not.

However, i would like to explain how to use a specific menu of the software:

6-The Mp3 pannel tag.

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It is possible to access this menu if you click on "edit tag", in the "Mp3" tab. It is needed to click on "use tags" in order to make the use of the related datas effective.
On this sub menu, you can set the Id3v1 tags of the mp3 files.
For Id3v2 tags you'll need to find an editor.
For what purpose is this editor useful for ?
Of course you could use it to convert one file just after an other and set each time the tags if you want.
This is just no very efficient, and it is probably better to use an other tag editor.
So why this editor ?

When you are converting files, the soft will assign tags to the file at the moment of it's creation. This setting can be useful if for example you're converting starting from the same album of the same artist (so same album, artist, year, style tag).
After that, you can off course set specific comments for each files, you should save time anyway.
Then you can (always to save time), set as title tag, the name of the file like it is in the title row in the file listing. (be careful this tag is limited in size).
You can increment the track number starting from the first number that is written (useful for tracks of a same album), you can check the box "increment track" to use this option.
Be sure that your files have a correct order in the file list.

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