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Free Hi-Q Recorder
Free sound recorder software. Now runs on Windows Vista too! It's the easiest way to record absolutely any sound! Easy enough for anyone to use. This free MP3 audio recorder records in high quality to your selected MP3 bitrate. FREE Hi-Q Recorder records directly to: MP3, (Constant Bitrate: CBR), stereo or mono. The quality is excellent at all settings! This free recording software will record any type of audio such as streaming Internet radio, music or DVD, video sounds from Windows Media Player, RealOne, satellite radio or any other media player, games, etc. Record the sound from any Internet broadcast, audio or video, whether it's news, sports, music, talk radio or any other format. Record live sound with a microphone. With a laptop, you can even use it to record meetings, classes, seminars or any event that's important to you. Convert, (record) any type of audio file or media such as records, tapes, music CDs, radio, ebooks, DAT, Mini-Disc, DVD or video tape sounds, T.V. sounds, video games, telephone or from any other external device. It also features Auto: volume, keep on top and more. FREE Hi-Q Recorder includes a versatile player that will play a large number of audio and video file types, (audio only). You can play sound from: MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AIF, AU, RAW, VOX, MPEG, AVI files and more. Pause is included for skipping unwanted portions. There's a timer to set your recording length or choose unlimited. File naming is automatic and each name is unique, you never have to worry about any files being over-written. FREE Hi-Q Recorder is very system-friendly.
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QQripper
QQripper is the autoloader software to automate the ripping of a stack of music discs (to convert audio tracks from music CD to digital files) to supported storage devices such as hard disk, iPod or MP3 player.
You choose to employ either Windows Media Player or iTunes (PC version) as the ripping engine (encoder), and QQripper will load and unload discs to automatically continue the ripping from one disc to another until all the discs in the autoloader has been processed.
Auto-loader support:
- Acronova Nimbie NB11-LS
- Acronova DupliQ Series
- Datatronics JuniBox JB7113-LS
- Datatronics MiniCubis Series.
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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. That means it always sounds perfect - exactly the same as the original. Even though the sound is perfect, it still saves a lot of space. (think of it as a beefed-up Winzip for your music). The other great thing is that you can always decompress your Monkey's Audio files back to the exact, original files. That way, you'll never have to recopy your CD collection to switch formats, and you'll always be able to recreate the original music CD if something ever happens to yours.
Features:
- Efficient (fast and great compression) - Monkey's Audio is highly optimized and highly efficient
- Perfect sound - absolutely no quality loss, meaning it sounds perfect and decompresses perfect (it's lossless!)
- Media Center™, Winamp™, and more support - supported by many popular players and rippers
- Easy - the Windows environment interface is both powerful and easy to use
- Free - Monkey's Audio is completely free!
- Error detection - Monkey's Audio incorporates redundant CRC's to ensure proper decompression of data (errors never go unnoticed)
- Tagging support - Monkey's Audio uses its own extremely flexible APE Tags so you can easily manage and catalogue your Monkey's Audio collection.
- External coder support - you can use Monkey's Audio as a front-end for all of your encoding needs
- Freely available source code, simple SDK and non-restrictive licensing - other developers can easily use Monkey's Audio in their own programs -- and there are no evil restrictive licensing agreements.
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XreCode
XreCode 2.61 (last freeware version)
Freeware parallel audio converter with full Unicode support:
- M4A to WMA, M4A to OGG, M4A to WAV, M4A to FLAC, M4A to APE, M4A to AAC, M4A to AC3, M4A to Wavpack
- MP3 to WMA, MP3 to OGG, MP3 to WAV, MP3 to FLAC, MP3 to APE, MP3 to AAC, MP3 to AC3, MP3 to Wavpack
- WMA to MP3, WMA to OGG, WMA to WAV, WMA to FLAC, WMA to APE, WMA to AAC, WMA to AC3, WMA to Wavpack
- OGG to MP3, OGG to WMA, OGG to WAV, OGG to FLAC, OGG to APE, OGG to AAC, OGG to AC3, OGG to Wavpack
- WAV to MP3, WAV to WMA, WAV to OGG, WAV to FLAC, WAV to APE, WAV to AAC, WAV to AC3, WAV to Wavpack
- FLAC to MP3, FLAC to WMA, FLAC to OGG, FLAC to WAV, FLAC to APE, FLAC to AAC, FLAC to AC3, FLAC to Wavpack
- APE to MP3, APE to WMA, APE to OGG, APE to WAV, APE to FLAC, APE to AAC, APE to AC3, APE to Wavpack
- MPC to MP3, MPC to WMA, MPC to OGG, MPC to WAV, MPC to FLAC, MPC to AAC, MPC to AC3, MPC to Wavpack
- RA to WMA, RA to OGG, RA to WAV, RA to FLAC, RA to APE, RA to AAC, RA to AC3, RA to Wavpack
- Wavpack to MP3, Wavpack to WMA, Wavpack to OGG, Wavpack to WAV, Wavpack to FLAC, WavPack to AAC, WavPack to AC3, Wavpack to APE
- Big WAV, FLAC, APE, WMA, WavPack files to small ones using CUE file
Supports RealAudio (.ra) files decoding (see RealAudio files).
Supports files splitting by silence.
Can convert multiple files in parallel by taking full advantage of multi-core CPU (see Parallel processing).
Supports 24Bit encoding for OGG,FLAC,APE,WavPack and WAV and 32Bit encoding for OGG,WavPack,FLAC and WAV.
Full unicode support for input and output files under Win2K,XP,VISTA.
Confirmed to run under linux via Wine (Ubuntu 8.04)
Command Line parameters are supported as well.
Currently Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turskish, Ukrainian languages are supported.
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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.
The applica tion supports all major video formats (AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB ...), moreover, allows the conversion of music files, so it can be used as a universal audio converter.
The program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. While more advanced users can customize audio encoding parameters used by encoder: audio bitrate, sampling frequency, audio channels, audio volume. The application allows to extract/convert full audio track or selected range only.
The Pazera Free Audio Extractor interface is very simple and user-friendly. To extract audio tracks from video files, just drag & drop them into main window, select proper profile from list, and click the CONVERT button. If the audio quality is poor, increase audio bitrate.
The most important features:
- Extracting audio tracks from video files without loss of sound quality.
- Video conversion: AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, MPG, WMV, ASF, MOV, QT, FLV, SWF, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, RM, RMVB, MKV, VOB, VCD DAT, OGM, AMV to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC or WAV.
- Audio conversion: WAV, MP3, AC3, AAC, M4A, MPC, MPA, MP2, WMA, FLAC, SHN, APE, OGG, WV, AMR to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC or WAV.
- Many predefined profiles. The users can create custom profiles.
- Don't need any installation. Just extract ZIP archive and click AudioExtractor.exe file.
- Portability. This program doesn't use system registry and can be run from portable devices. All settings are written to INI file.
- Supported languages: english, polish.
- 100% freeware! - for private and commercial use. There are no limitations, adware, spyware etc.
Pazera Free Audio Extractor uses free, fast and high quality video encoder - FFmpeg.
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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. Free WMA MP3 Converter provides optimized default settings. No more thinking but just a click to start WMA to MP3 conversion with the MP3 converter!
In addition, there are still a lot of settings can be set up to meet your special need. All the conversion process like convert WMA to MP3 and MP3 to WMA are fast and simple with adjustable output quality. The audio converter supports ID3 tag, the ID3 tags in the original files can be reserved after conversion.
Features:
- Convert WMA to MP3;
- Convert WMA to WAV;
- Convert MP3 to WMA;
- Convert MP3 to WAV;
- Convert WAV to WMA;
- Convert WAV to MP3;
- Compression method, sample rate, bitrate, stereo or mono are adjustable;
- Batch conversion supported and the more files you convert within one time;
- The ID3 tags in the original files will be reserved after conversion;
- You can define the output path at will, or choose to use the same one as the input path when converting;
- When converting to MP3 files, bitrate, VBR or CBR, stereo or mono are selectable.
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Free M4a to MP3 Converter
The race of audio formats has never ended or slowed down. Quite the opposite, it's just revving up and often confuses people by the variety of formats they have to choose from. So far, MP3 has been the most popular format in the world, but Apple's iTunes is catching up quickly with their M4A/AAC music due to the astounding sales volumes of their multimedia gadgets and the popularity of their online music distribution services. If you would like to be able to easily convert M4A/AAC music into MP3 and are seeking a simple, fast and affordable tool, Free M4A to MP3 Converter should be your first candidate for a permanent place in your software arsenal. The name of the software speaks for itself - it's free and narrowly focused. It allows you to convert m4a to MP3/WAV, convert AAC to MP3/WAV and listen to the converted music with the help of the built-in player. Using the program is a child’s game - just browse your computer for m4a and aac audio, add the necessary files to the conversion list (or simply drag them from the Explorer and drop onto the working area of the application), specify the output location and the output audio parameters and click the "Convert" button on the toolbar. Free M4a to MP3 Converter also supports M4B files, which are usually used for audio books, so you won’t have any problems converting this rather rare format into MP3, which can be played on virtually any audio device these days. If your original m4a or AAC audio had any tags with song-related information, they will be preserved as well, as the software supports tag inheritance during conversion. The program is currently available in 11 languages that you can switch on the go. For a free, stable and fast M4A conversion tool, look no further than Free M4a to MP3 Converter. Offering a functional minimum of features, it is perfect for what it was created for. Try it out to forget about the problem of converting your M4A/M4B/AAC audio into good old MP3 forever! You will never regret it!
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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.
Features:
- Create custom data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical discs as well as disc images.
- Supports recording to dual-layer DVDs.
- Blank (erase) rewritable discs using four different methods.
- Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE).
- Fixate discs (write lead-out information to prevent further data from being added to the disc).
- Scan the SCSI/IDE bus for devices and collect information about their capabilities.
- Create disc copies, on the fly and using a temporary disc image.
- Import session data from multi-session discs and add more sessions to them.
- Display disc information.
- Save audio and data tracks to files (.wav, .wma, .ogg, .mp3 and .iso).
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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 2.1 (last freeware version) is a simple CD burner software supports Burn-Proof, RAW, DAO and many more. This version contains the following new features: Interface is automatically saved upon exiting. An automated help window teaches the user how to use RAW CD Copy. The time remaining in a read/write operation is predicted. Along with the features introduced in 2.0: Creates almost true copies of cd's. Supports cd-writer's compatible with MMC modes: DAO 16, DAO 96, SAO RAW or SAO RAW+SUB. Can extract full sub channels from discs. Can raw copy multi-session discs. Can copy cd text. Can extract using full, half and no error correction. Has read ahead buffering to protect against buffer under runs. Supports burn proof/just link buffer under run protection. Has smart bad sector scanner. Notes on using RAW CD Copy: ASPI is required for RAW CD Copy to work correctly.
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