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Free Hi-Q Recorder
Free sound recorder software. It's the easiest way to record any sound! This free MP3 audio recorder records in high quality to your selected MP3 bitrate. Record streaming audio, music CDs, LPs, mic, DVD sounds, etc. Has Auto volume, timer, a player.
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QQripper
QQripper can simply control disc duplicator to automate the ripping process.
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Monkey's Audio
Monkey's Audio is a fast and easy way to compress digital music. Unlike traditional methods such as mp3, ogg, or lqt that permanently discard quality to save space, Monkey’s Audio only makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music.
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XreCode
Free program to convert audio files from/to MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, FLAC, APE, WavPack, MPC, CUE formats....
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Pazera Free Audio Extractor
Pazera Free Audio Extractor is an absolutely free application that extracts audio tracks from video files without loss of sound quality or convert them to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC or WAV format.
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Zlurp!
Zlurp! is an ALL-IN-ONE CD audio tool. It rips, encodes and tags CDs. If you want to burn your own custom CDs, or create MP3s to listen to on your computer or portable player, you need Zlurp!
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Free WMA MP3 Converter
Free WMA MP3 Converter is an free WMA to MP3 converter which helps you convert WMA to MP3, MP3 to WMA, WAV to MP3, WAV to WMA, MP3 to WAV, WMA to WAV etc.
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Free M4a to MP3 Converter
Free M4a to MP3 Converter is a free and narrowly focused application with an intuitive interface allowing you to convert M4A and AAC to MP3/WAV and immediately listen to the converted music with the help of the built-in player.
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InfraRecorder
InfraRecorder is an easy to use CD and DVD burner application. It supports virtually all different formats including rewritable disc, multi-session disc and dual-layer DVDs. Also audio CDs can be created with just a few simple drag'n drops in InfraRecorder. Other important features include disc copying, audio cd ripping and ISO generation and burning (image formats supported: ISO and BIN/CUE). InfraRecorder is available in more than 20 languages - and the 64-bit version runs on Microsoft Vista.
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ACM Convert
So you want to convert that cool new MP3 song you just downloaded (one of mine, right?), into a WAV file so you can burn a CD, but how? Is there a simple solution out there? And what about if you want to convert a WAV back into an MP3? Behold ACM Convert, a simple to use standalone utility that allows you to convert between MP3 and WAV, using ACM (Microsofts Audio Compression Management API). Finally, not only is there an easy way to encode WAV's to MP3's, but to decode them back as well!
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Free MP3 Recorder
Free MP3 Recorder 1.0 (last freeware version)
Free MP3 Recorder is a free program to record audio to WAV or MP3 files. You can use this convenient tool to record online radio, CD music, music played by Media Player, RealPlayer, Winamp, video sound, game sound, meetings, chats over microphone, even telephone, generally - almost any sound! Audio captured can be encoded to MP3 on the fly, and no temporary file needed.
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fre:ac
fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.
With fre:ac you easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure.
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AoA Audio Extractor
AoA Audio Extractor is a totally free audio extractor, which provides you a handy tool to extract audio/sound or background music from videos. With AoA Audio Extractor, you can easily extract audio tracks from AVI, MPEG, MPG, FLV (Flash Video), DAT, WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP video files and save them as MP3, WAV and AC3 formats.
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FLAC
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo) just like you would an MP3 file.
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Active ISO Burner
Active@ ISO Burner is a freeware application that will allow you to burn an ISO image file to CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD-RW, DVD-RW,DL DVD+RW, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
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CD2ISO
CD2ISO is a simple CD/DVD ripper. It will allow you to easily rip any data CD/DVD into an ISO file. The ISO file can be saved on disk as a backup copy, or burned to another disc to make an identical copy of the original disc. CD2ISO is very simple to use. Just select your CD/DVD drive that contains the disc to be ripped, then click 'Rip;. As it rips the data it will display a progress dialog.
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MightyWriter
MightyWriter 1.2.1 (last freeware version)
MightyWriter creates Audio CDs of Wave files using Disk-At-Once recording mode. MightyWriter does not need to be updated when a new drive becomes available. MightyWriter auto-detects all CD-R/RW recorder settings. MightyWriter supports the BURN-Proof technology. MightyWriter uses very optimized buffering method to ensure that a buffer underrun situation will not happen easily with regular drives that do not support BURN-Proof.
MightyWriter is a simple, no frills program that concentrates on doing one job very well, and nothing else. Using this program you can easily and quickly copy your Wav files on to CD.
MightyWriter supports the Burn-proof technology, developed by Sanyo to protect recordings from Buffer Under Run Error, one of the biggest problems with CD-R/RW since their inception.
With a very minimalist interface, this program is extremely easy to use. Simply drag and drop the desired Wav files into the MightyWriter window, and the total track time of the chosen songs is clearly displayed to ensure you don't go over the 74 minutes available on a CD.
The program has full support for a wide variety of CD drives.
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DeepBurner Free Portable
DeepBurner Free Portable is free, advanced, and extremely powerful CD and DVD burning package. It removes the hassle of making CDs, DVDs, and autoruns. DeepBurner Free Portable works straight from your removable media, whether it\'s a USB flash drive, compact flash card, or even a good old floppy. Burn any data, copy any disc, make backups, make ISO CDs with this very easy to handle software!
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EasyISO
EasyISO is a simple, standalone (no install) CD Burning software with support for CDR/CDRW, DVD+RW, DVD-R and DVD-RW. It provides on-the-fly burning without creating any temporary files. EasyISO supports Joliet as well as Multisession, Disc Caching and Burn Proof. You can also create bootable CDs and test write before burning. It uses the standard or any other ASPI-driver.
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dBpowerAmp Music Converter
dBpowerAmp Music Converter 10.0 (last freeware version) often called the Swiss Army Knife of audio, dMC can digitally rip sound from audio CDs to a multitude of formats. Convert from one format to another while preserving ID tags. Nearly every audio type is supported, including MP3, MP4, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkey's Audio, and FLAC (with optional installs from Codec Central). For Windows Explorer integration, right-click Convert To and pop up useful information on audio files (such as bit rate and length). Record from LPs with Auxiliary Input.
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DeepRipper
DeepRipper is a freeware that will convert your audio CD tracks to a first-grade MP3, OGG or WAV files. A number of presets for less experienced users and full set of manual settings for experts. Take a full control over CD ripping with DeepRipper- do it quickly, easily and in a flexible way. Extracting digital music files from CDs becomes simple, quick, and painless with DeepRipper. Full control over constant or variable BitRate encoding, ID3 tags management, MPEG version selection- all for first-grade ripping.
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Free CD to MP3 Converter
Free CD to MP3 Converter is an easy-to-use free CD ripper software that allows you to extract audio files from a CD and convert them to MP3, Wav, Ogg or Wma format. It can automatically retrieve title information from the CDDB database, normalize the output files and supports additional LAME options. You can also use the software to record to MP3 with your microphone, or to convert WAV files to MP3, Ogg or Wma format. Support ID3 tag edit.
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CDBurnerXP
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.
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Audiograbber
Audiograbber is a beautiful piece of software that grabs digital audio from cd's. It copies the audio digitally-not through the soundcard-which enables you to make perfect copies of the originals. It can even perform a test to see that the copies really are perfect. Audiograbber can also automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and send them to a variety or external MP3 encoders, such as Fraunhofers L3enc, or even use some MP3/WMA encoders internally for automatic creation of MP3's. Audiograbber can download and upload disc info from freedb, an Internet compact disc database. You can even record your vinyl LP's or cassette tapes with Audiograbber and make wav's or MP3's of them. There are a lot more functions in Audiograbber, but to put it simply: Audiograbber has the most features one can wish from such a program!
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CDex
CDex is a tool to do all sorts of things audio related. Mainly focused on ripping and converting, things like turning your home Compact Disc collection into an mp3 collection on your hard drive become extremely easy. With built in support for many encoders you wont find any shortage of options for your media files.
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RAW CD Copy
RAW CD Copy is a simple CD burner software supports Burn-Proof, RAW, DAO and many more.
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