Audio Player, Editor, Converter, Tool
Mostly free Audio Player, Editor, Converter, Tagger, Ripper, Recorder, Audio Downloader software, Audio Codec, Audio Tools, Audio Utilities.
AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components. Gapless playback. Easily customizable user interface layout. Advanced tagging capabilities. Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component. Full ReplayGain support. Customizable keyboard shortcuts. Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
Resonic plays music files, sounds, and samples out of your existing folders. It's built to be fast, reliable, and powerful. It does what it is supposed to do, without the bloat, and with exceptional usability.
Resonic is extremely handy for wading through large numbers of audio files. It can be used and understood by anyone, but it also comes with features appreciated by advanced users, audio professionals, and music producers.
A professional version is available: Resonic Pro (https://resonic.at/pro)
1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need to fuddle with playlists or media databases. Play your folder contents one by one, enjoy the built in powerful audio enhancing, reorganize tracks temporarily. And with Resume play never lose your last play position.
Features Directory Player: directly plays your folder contents Full Resume play: remembers last track and position Gapless play · simple crossfading · Audio enhancer Folder tree file navigation · Directory finder: plays whole drive Supported decoders: ACM (mp3), mpglib (mp2, mp3) BASS decoder library support (ogg, wav, aac, mp4, cd...) Winamp 2.x input plugin support File utils: copy, move, rename while play, delete, date change Folder compare tool · Rename tool · Big title display Cue sheet support · Playlist support · Favorites Audio scrobbling support · Unicode support Very small size · Low resource usage · portable
Works in Linux under the Wine.
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.
Ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.
This software is based on Ocen Framework, a powerful library developed to simplify and standardize the development of audio manipulation and analysis applications across multiple platforms.
mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for encoded MP3. Without re-encoding you can directly cut, crop or split your MP3 and AAC tracks, change the volume on MP3 and much more. Direct editing saves encoding time and preserves the original audio quality of your tracks. The built in recorder creates MP3 on the fly. By using Cue sheets, Pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.
Works in Linux under the Wine.
** The Windows version is free, but the new macOS version costs $20. **
Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of audio files.
It supports batch tag-editing of ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags for multiple files at once covering a variety of audio formats.
Furthermore, it supports online database lookups from, e.g., Discogs, MusicBrainz or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and download cover art for your music library.
You 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 is developed for Windows: macOS and Linux systems can also run the application under a compatibility layer, such as Wine.
Working download link: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/weitere-seiten/download-from-alternative-servers-2/
EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to .wav files, which can then be transcoded into formats such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, and FLAC using external encoders.
EAC also includes a small wave editor that has some neat functions that could be very handy when handling extracted audio files. As a restriction only CD-compliant uncompressed, 16 bit, 44.1 kHz stereo samples files can be used.
It supports freedb, AccurateRip (automatically compare your copy with rips from other people) and can automatically create Cue Sheets, with all gaps, track attributes, ISRC, and CD-Text included.
With other audio grabbers you usually need to listen to every grabbed wave because they only do jitter correction. Scratched CDs read on CD-ROM drives often produce distortions. But listening to every extracted audio track is a waste of time. Exact Audio Copy conquer these problems by making use of several technologies like multi-reading with verify and AccurateRip.
fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various formats and codecs. It will convert between MP3, MP4/M4A, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus, AAC, WAV, WMA and other formats.
With fre:ac you easily rip your audio CDs to FLAC or MP3 files for use with your mobile 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.
The integrated CD ripper supports the freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags.
Portable version: https://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/freac_portable
XMedia Recode can convert nearly all popular audio and video formats including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.264, M4A , M1V, M2V, M4V, Matroska (MKV), MMF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, TS, TRP, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MOV, OGG, PSP, (S) VCD, SWF , VOB, WAV, WMA and WMV.
XMedia Recode can only convert unprotected DVDs.
Besides converting, XMedia Recode also has basic editing abilities Output to "Video and Audio", "Video only" or "Audio only" Copy video and/or audio tracks from input file (to avoid conversion) Presets (called Profiles) for various media devices (e.g. PS3, Xbox 360, iPhone, PSP, Zune and more) Different languages (German, English, French, Italian and Japanese) Includes a Bitrate-Calculator that can calculate the required video bitrate to achieve a desired filesize based on various Media (CD, DVD, memory cards, etc.) Allows users to choose a percentage of the media for fine controlling. Supports up to 2 Audio Tracks Displays basic media info about each video using MediaInfo. A more detailed view can be accessed from the right click context menu for each video. Supports batch processing when multiple videos are selected in the main interface (via ctrl+click or shift+click). Multiple highlighted jobs will all have the same conversion settings and multiple jobs will be added simultaneously.
Cutting Cropping (manual and auto crop) Padding Color correction Deblocking Denoising Sharpening Channel inversion Grayscaling Deinterlacing Audio Channel Mapping Volume adjustment and audio normalization
LAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL. It is considered the best MP3 encoder at mid-high bitrates and at VBR. Both quality and speed improvements are still happening, probably making LAME the only MP3 encoder still being actively developed.
Mike Cheng started it as a patch against the 8hz-MP3 encoder sources. After some quality concerns raised by others, he decided to start from scratch based on the dist10 sources. His goal was only to speed up the dist10 sources, and leave its quality untouched. That branch (a patch against the reference sources) became Lame 2.0, and only on Lame 3.81 did we replaced of all dist10 code, making LAME no more only a patch.
The project quickly became a team project. Mike Cheng eventually left leadership and started working on tooLame, an MP2 encoder. Mark Taylor became leader and started pursuing increased quality in addition to better speed. He can be considered the initiator of the LAME project in its current form. He released version 3.0 featuring gpsycho, a new psychoacoustic model he developed.
In early 2003 Mark left project leadership, and since then the project has been lead through the cooperation of the active developers (currently 4 individuals).
Links where the latest compiled binaries are always available: http://lame.sourceforge.net/links.php#Binaries http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lame-bundle.php
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, see supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file.
FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio codec, and the only one that at once is non-proprietary, is unencumbered by patents, has an open-source reference implementation, has a well documented format and API, and has several other independent implementations.
Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel. This places Vorbis in the same competitive class as audio representations such as MPEG-4 (AAC), and similar to, but higher performance than MPEG-1/2 audio layer 3, MPEG-4 audio (TwinVQ), WMA and PAC.
WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. Although the technology is loosely based on previous versions of WavPack, the new version 4 format has been designed from the ground up to offer unparalleled performance and functionality.
WavPack features include:
- Compatible with virtually all PCM audio formats including 8, 16, 24, and 32-bit ints; 32-bit floats; mono, stereo, and multichannel; sampling rates from 6 to 192 kHz (and non-standard rates)
- Multiplatform support including Windows, Linux, and OS X, plus a Flash decoder and Silverlight decoder that can work virtually anywhere, and now a web-based audio converter that can decode WavPack files online
- Instantly seekable and streaming capable (and gapless)
- ReplayGain (including WavPack file scanner and compatible plugins)
- Uses ID3v1 and APEv2 tags for metadata (including ReplayGain)
- Error-tolerant block format conducive to hardware decoding
- Optional "asymmetrical" mode for improved compression
- MD5 audio checksums for verification and identification
- Unique hybrid mode (provides high quality lossy + "correction" file Dynamic noise shaping (dns) for optimum quality at lower hybrid bitrates
- Hybrid mode now operates as low as 2.25 bits/sample (or 196 kbps for CD audio)
- Free and open source with easy to use C library API and unrestrictive license (BSD)
- Intuitive command line interface (with wildcards and destination directory)
- Small, efficient executable (no large programs or dlls to install)
- Special "low latency" version available for custom applications
- Self-extracting archives with cuesheets (Windows only)
- Java and C# decoders and encoders available
- Fully backward compatible to WavPack 1.0
- Complete piping support
All popular video sites provide for each clip several files with different qualities (Youtube is the champion - up to 40 qualities per clip). 3D Youtube Downloader fetches complete list of available qualities and depending on current work mode automatically selects appropriate file to download or gives you an opportunity to do this by yourself.
- Support for a variety of sites including Vimeo, Liveleak, Dailymotion and others
- Support for Youtube Adaptive Streams
- Support for Youtube and Dailymotion feeds (playlists, channels etc)
- Possibility to select quality manually
- Converting downloaded clips to various video and audio formats
- Subtitles support for Youtube and Dailymotion
- Search on Youtube within the program
- Support for 3D videos on Youtube and Dailymotion
- Fast processing (using multipart download for files and HTTP compression for pages)
- Multi language support
3D Youtube Downloader is completely free and has simplest possible interface to give you exactly what it promises - full control over what you are downloading.