OS: Win 98/NT/2000
Installed Size: 16.8MB
Function: Ripping, Encoding, Decoding, Burning
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Siren Jukebox 2.0 is Sonic Foundry's answer to the demand
for an all in one MP3 player and converter. The program does a lot
including ripping, encoding, decoding, and burning digital audio (registered
version). The freeware version, Siren XPress, only lets you rip and encode
20 mp3 files. Registering the product will let you also encode in WMA and
Ogg Vorbis formats, access Internet Radio, add effects and equalize the
At first setup, Siren Jukebox was confusing. The interface
is anything but easy to use and a trip to the help files would be necessary for
most users. For some reason it would refuse to play my CD tracks without
jerking the audio along in an unlistenable fashion. However, it played MP3
files with good clarity.
As for file conversion, my patience waned as not even the help
file could solve my problem of the software not recognizing my CD drive when
attempting to rip (ever other program I test does....). Therefore, I could
not even test Siren Jukebox's MP3 capabilities.
Overall, if you can get the product to work for you, it may be
worthwhile. This is clearly an attempt to take on Music
Match Jukebox in the all-in-one music software arena. But, due to the
numerous problems I encountered, I think Siren Jukebox gets knocked out in the
This software has been discontinued.