Audials Tunebite Platinum 2017 adds to its impressive conversion capabilities by being the most comprehensive streamed-content recorder of the audio converters we tested. This software can record any audio material that passes through your computer’s sound card, including all the music you stream through services like Spotify and Pandora.
To test Tunebite’s audio recording capabilities, we played a Spotify station continuously for eight hours. This software recorded the audio at the same quality you hear when listening to it as it streams, and it separated each song into a playlist, normalized the volume, converted the files to MP3s and labeled each song. We used the free version of Spotify so we could see how Tunebite labeled the commercials. The commercials were easy to pick out in the playlist and delete because they were the only tracks labeled “Preload.”
One of Audial Tunebite’s unique audio recording features is its double-speed recording function. This feature doubles the playback speed of the streamed content, which means you can record a 60-minute segment of an audiobook or music stream in 30 minutes or less.
This audio converter had the second-fastest conversion time in our review. Audials Tunebite is compatible with roughly 40 audio files (not including video files) and can quickly convert them to 11 different audio formats. We were impressed with both the audio compatibility and the conversion speed.
One of the major advantages of using Audials Tunebite Platinum compared to the Premium version is its video file compatibility. The Premium version has all the same audio conversion functions, but there are no video conversion tools.
We tested each program in our review with five different video file formats to see if it could extract the audio data. Audials Tunebite passed this test with flying colors. This software converted every video file we threw at it, including those in M4V, MOV, MP4, MPG and WMV formats. You can’t extract audio from video files with free converters like iTunes, and it is a great added feature in this Audials program.
We emailed Audial's support representatives, and they responded to our inquiry within 24 hours. This prompt response is a sign of a quality support team. The online FAQs section is divided into sections to help you find answers to your questions quickly. Audials works on Windows 10, 8 and 7 platforms.
Audials Tunebite Platinum has the most comprehensive feature set of all the audio converter software we tested, and it has the best streamed-content recorder. The user interface can take time to get used to, but that is to be expected with the number of available tools. It is the most expensive audio converter software we tested, but if you plan to use conversion software regularly, it is worth the price.