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FreeRIPFreeRIP is a Windows software that lets you extract audio CD tracks and save them to WMA, MP3, Ogg, Wav, or FLAC audio files (this process is known as CD ripping or CD to MP3 conversion). Converting your CD audio collection to digital audio files is a breeze with FreeRIP.

Put your audio CD into your computer's CD drive, run FreeRIP and click on the Rip button.

FreeRIP is also a audio and MP3 converter and it can convert MP3 and other audio files from one of the named formats to another. E.G. FreeRIP can convert audio files from WMA to MP3, or OGG to MP3, or WAV to FLAC and so on.

Once you have your digital audio tracks in your preferred format, just move them onto an audio player (e.g. a portable MP3 player such as an Apple iPod™, Creative Zen Player™ or Sony Walkman™), an advanced mobile phone, or burn them to a MP3 CD to listen in your MP3 car stereo, home stereo or Discman™.

FreeRIP also supports the high quality, lossless compression named FLAC, which is widely used and supported by audiophiles.

FreeRIP is also an advanced MP3 tag editor (supporting ID3 v1 and v2) and includes shortcuts to find track info (like lyrics or complete title) on the web, with just one click.

FreeRIP is distributed in two versions, FreeRIP Basic which is totally free, and FreeRIP Pro which offers more features and options.

FreeRIP
http://www.freerip.com/

 

Evil Lyrics

 

 

 

Evil Lyrics automatically searches for lyrics as your song is played in your player.

  • Searches over 15,000,000 lyrics
  • Karaoke: create & share timestamps
  • Stores lyrics for offline viewing
  • Translates lyrics
  • Allows searching for guitar chords, AMG profiles, album covers arts, posters etc.
  • Only 800 kB installation file

Evil Lyrics
http://www.evillabs.sk/evillyrics

 

Mp3tag

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats where it supports ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags.

It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

Mp3tag supports online database lookups from, e.g., Amazon, discogs, or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and cover art for your music library.

Mp3tag supports the following audio formats:

  • Advanced Audio Coding (aac)
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac)
  • Monkey's Audio (ape)
  • Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3)
  • MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a / m4b / iTunes compatible)
  • Musepack (mpc)
  • Ogg Vorbis (ogg)
  • OptimFROG (ofr)
  • OptimFROG DualStream (ofs)
  • Speex (spx)
  • Tom's Audio Kompressor (tak)
  • True Audio (tta)
  • Windows Media Audio (wma)
  • WavPack (wv)

Main features

Batch Tag Editing Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MP4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once.

Support for Cover Art Download and add album covers to your files and make your library even more shiny.

Import from Amazon, discogs, freedb Save typing and import tags from online databases like Amazon, discogs, freedb and more.

Replace characters or words Replace strings in tags and filenames (with support for Regular Expressions).

Create Playlists automatically Create and manage playlists automatically while editing.

Rename files from tags Rename files based on the tag information and import tags from filenames.

Export to HTML, RTF, CSV Generate nice reports and lists of your collection based on user-defined templates.

Full Unicode Support User-interface and tagging are fully unicode compliant.

Besides these main features Mp3tag offers a variety of other functions and features ranging ranging from batch export of embedded album covers, over support for iTunes-specific tags like media type or TV Show settings, to combining multiple actions into groups that can be applied with a single mouse click.

Mp3tag
http://mp3tag.de/en

 

ListFix

Have you ever spent some time making a playlist, only to have it break when you reorganize your files? listFix() is a Swing application that solves this problem by finding the missing entries in your playlists automatically.  Tell it where you keep your media files, load in the playlist you want to fix, and hit the locate button.  The program will search your media library for the file and update the playlist accordingly when it finds a match.

If a few files are still missing, it's possible they were renamed.  listFix() has a simple way of finding these files as well, by scanning your media library for files that have a similar name to the one in your playlist.

Features:

  • Find lost/missing playlist entries
  • Insert/Move/Delete/Replace entries
  • Sort the playlist by filename, status, and location
  • Randomize the list
  • Remove duplicates and/or missing tracks from the playlist
  • Copy all songs in a list to a new directory
  • Advanced search for renamed tracks
  • Append one playlist to another
  • Launch an entry or playlist in the system's default media program
  • Support for URL & UNC path entries
  • Save playlists with absolute or relative references
  • Batch repairing of playlists

ListFix
http://listfix.sourceforge.net

 

Audacity
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
  • And more! See below for the complete list of features.

Recording

Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, vinyl records, or minidiscs. With some sound cards, it can also capture streaming audio.

  • Record from microphone, line input, or other sources.
  • Dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings.
  • Record up to 16 channels at once (requires multi-channel hardware).
  • Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during, and after recording.

Import and Export

Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in several common file formats.

  • Import and export WAV, AIFF, AU, and Ogg Vorbis files.
  • Import MPEG audio (including MP2 and MP3 files) with libmad.
  • Export MP3s with the optional LAME encoder library.
  • Create WAV or AIFF files suitable for burning to CD.
  • Import and export all file formats supported by libsndfile.
  • Open raw (headerless) audio files using the “Import Raw” command.
  • Note: Audacity does not currently support WMA, AAC, or most other proprietary or restricted file formats.

Editing

  • Easy editing with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete.
  • Use unlimited Undo (and Redo) to go back any number of steps.
  • Very fast editing of large files.
  • Edit and mix an unlimited number of tracks.
  • Use the Drawing tool to alter individual sample points.
  • Fade the volume up or down smoothly with the Envelope tool.

Effects

  • Change the pitch without altering the tempo, or vice-versa.
  • Remove static, hiss, hum, or other constant background noises.
  • Alter frequencies with Equalization, FFT Filter, and Bass Boost effects.
  • Adjust volumes with Compressor, Amplify, and Normalize effects.
  • Other built-in effects include:
    • Echo
    • Phaser
    • Wahwah
    • Reverse

Sound Quality

  • Record and edit 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples.
  • Record at up to 96 kHz.
  • Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.
  • Mix tracks with different sample rates or formats, and Audacity will convert them automatically in realtime.

Plug-Ins

  • Add new effects with LADSPA plug-ins.
  • Audacity includes some sample plug-ins by Steve Harris.
  • Load VST plug-ins for Windows and Mac, with the optional VST Enabler.
  • Write new effects with the built-in Nyquist programming language.

Analysis

  • Spectrogram mode for visualizing frequencies.

“Plot Spectrum” command for detailed frequency analysis.

Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

 

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