The Audacity Audio Editor software is a well known piece of software which not only allows you to rip your CD’s but also allows you to add additional music to the stream. Adding music effects can be added with this software and best of all the software is free and opensource.
Category: Audio Codecs
CDex is one of the most used programs when it comes to ripping CD’s. The programs comes completely bundled with other encoders to ensure that you have all the options wrapped into one. The CDex comes bundled with the LAME MP3 Encoder, Ogg Vorbis as well as the Monkey’s Audio encoder.
The Audiograbber + LAME which is at version 1.83.1 which was the last version made of the software. You can use Audiograbber to rip your CD’s while using LAME as the encoder for the software. Audiograbber is mainly a GUI for those who do not wish to use the command line of the Lame encoder. There area a number of GUI’s for the LAME encoder such as LameXP, LameDropXPd or RazorLame. The LameXP is rather widely used in the open source world.
RazorLame is another GUI interface for the LAME encoder which is on this website here. Not everyone like to use a command line software however the best software is still open source and mainly used on Linux. RazorLame much like other GUI interfaces for Lame makes the software usable for Windows users.
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LameFE is another GUI for use with the LAME encoder which you can find here. LameFE is no longer being developed and you might want to consider a few other options. These are LameXP as well as LameDropXPd which is also on this website. The software was last updated in 2007 when Vista came out to market. The software has not been updated since then so it might not work on operating systems after the Vista release in 2007.
There are a number of GUI interfaces for LAME. You can run a GUI for LAME such as LameXP as well as the one listed below being LameDropXPd. This GUI has been been updated in many years however it still works very well. Note also that LameDropXPd 3.1 (x86 and x64) works well.
The LameXP software is a GUI for the LAME encoder which you can find on this website. The GUI is very easy to use and it is used mainly by people who do not use Linux as it looks like your common Windows type software. The interface for the LAME encoder is a drag and drop type software.
LAME or LAME MP3 Encoder has come a long way and the updated or update of LAME is now available. There has not been much work done on it over the years. LAME was originally developed under the acronym LAME Ain’t an Mp3 Encoder.
This is the latest version of the CoreFlac Decoder and Encoder being version 0.4. If you want to play FLAC movies then you will need to have this small program on your computer. This file can be used by Media Player Classic or any media player based on DirectShow. This update was released in February 2005 and is the latest file for your movies.
The popular Media Player Classic MPC reminds one of the first versions of the Windows Media Player 6.4. While Microsoft has moved to a more larger player both in size and CPU usage, everyone wanted to simply play their videos without much effort. Lighter in memory usage as it is small and more simply.
The Real Player Alternative is one of the best players on the market to play real files with. The original Real Player has over the years become a problem with all the addon that they now have with the player. Free does not mean free when you have bloated software.
The Ogg Vorbis ACM Codec can be downloaded here. This is an audio compression format which has become very popular on the internet. You can compare the Ogg ACM codec to other formats such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats. Ogg Vorbis however has a much better quality than what MP3 is every going to have.
The Fraunhofer MPEG Layer-3 Audio Decoder is one that is needed when wanting to listen to MP3 files. The codec is normally missing when you get one of 2 messages : Tag 55 which means the codec is missing or Tag 85 which means the decoder is missing. Finally this is a very popular codec as it is one of the most used audio codecs on the internet.