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K-Lite Codec Pack
K-Lite Codec Pack
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(2,256 votes)
Freeware

The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats.

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
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(839 votes)
Freeware

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is a code collection for Windows OS. Main features: - ACM and VFW codecs for video encoding/editing. - AC3Filter (as alternative choice for LAV and ffdshow audio decoders). - DXVA1 hardware acceleration (for Windows XP). - Haali Media Splitter (as alternative choice for LAV Splitter). - Haali Matroska Muxer.

SoundMAX
SoundMAX
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(1,068 votes)
Freeware

SoundMAX is audio signal processing software for onboard sound cards. The 5.1 version is a bit old for the time being, but is one of the best available. It possesses a very accurate feature for the automatic detection of devices and a wide range of configuration options. Users don’t need to be experts in order to set a whole home theater quickly.

ASIO4ALL
ASIO4ALL
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(227 votes)
Freeware

ASIO4ALL is an audio and sound driver for your computer or laptop sound devices. Though it is not a kernel-type driver, it is easy to use and even non-expert users can use it without any trouble. ASIO4ALL is compatible with most of the Windows operating systems.

WavePad Sound Editor
WavePad Sound Editor
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(255 votes)
Shareware

WavePad Sound Editor is a professional audio editing application. You get access to a variety of audio effects such as amplify, normalize, equalizer, envelope, reverb, echo, and reverse that you can apply to audio clips. Integrated VST plugin support lets you add additional filters and effects.

SigmaTel Audio
SigmaTel Audio
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(345 votes)
Freeware

The Sigmatel AC97 audio driver is for Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000. Technically, it is the rather long winded: Sigmatel C-Major STAC 9750 AC97 WDM Audio Driver. Whatever way you want to label it, the driver package installs version 5.1 of the driver onto your system and can be used as an update to an earlier driver or as part of a new installation.

MP3 Cutter by Aiv Software
MP3 Cutter by Aiv Software
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(151 votes)
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Long audio mixes usually include some parts that I don't really like and that can ruin the entire listening experience. MP3 cutter offers a simple solution for this problem by helping its users extract the song fragments they want to keep. This program comes with only one purpose in mind and that's to cut your favorite sections from an audio file without damaging its sound quality.

XviD
XviD
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(289 votes)
Freeware

Xvid is an open-source research project focusing on video compression and is a collaborative development effort. All code is released under the terms of the GNU GPL license. The Xvid video codec implements MPEG-4 Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile standards.

AC3Filter
AC3Filter
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(214 votes)
Freeware

AC3Filter is an audio decoder that supports playback of AC3 files and DTS audio tracks. It can also process any audio track - it is possible to upmix any audio source to 6 channels. The application supports digital (SPDIF) and multichannel audio outputs.

OpenMG Secure Module
OpenMG Secure Module
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(34 votes)
Shareware
MP3 To Ringtone Gold
MP3 To Ringtone Gold
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(156 votes)
Shareware

An audio converter that is designed to create ringtones for multimedia phones quickly and easily. It can convert any mp3, ogg, wav or amr file to mmf, qcp, amr or wav file that can be used as a ringtone on your phone. You can use the inbuilt editor to cut a desired part of an audio file, to use sound effects like fade-in and fade-out, to amplify the audio volume or normalize the audio.

Native Instruments Controller Editor
Native Instruments Controller Editor
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(9 votes)
Freeware

The Controller Editor app turns your Native Instruments hardware controller into a versatile and efficient MIDI remote control for your studio and live setup. This program allows you to precisely define and customize which MIDI message to send when using your NI controller.

Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen Capture
Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen Capture
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(26 votes)
Freeware

Expression Encoder is an advanced audio/video-encoding and live-broadcasting application especially suited for generating content that takes full advantage of the rich graphic and interactive capability of Microsoft Silverlight playback scenarios. This installer will install and register the Expression Encoder Screen Capture codec.

dBpoweramp Music Converter
dBpoweramp Music Converter
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(110 votes)
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dBpoweramp Music Converter is probably the most popular audio conversion tool among music lovers and audio technicians. You can use this professional tool to convert between MP3, WAV, BWF, MIDI, Musepack, TTA, FLAC, AIFF, SHN, APE, ALAC, OPUS, Wavpack, or AAC audio formats.

Windows Essentials Codec Pack
Windows Essentials Codec Pack
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(60 votes)
Freeware

Windows Essentials Codec Pack, or WECP for short, is one of the most comprehensive collection of Media Codecs, Filters, Splitters and other tools that will enable you to play 99% of all the movies, music and flash files you download off the internet. WECP also includes a set of powerful filters that can enhance the video quality as well as audio quality

Free WMA to MP3 Converter
Free WMA to MP3 Converter
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(52 votes)
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Free WMA to MP3 Converter is a completely free Windows media converter to MP3 format. Audio and Video are converted to MP3 in a single click, so they can be played on an MP3 player. The program shows the process like a wizard tutorial, and guides the user window by window through the conversion task.

SAM Broadcaster
SAM Broadcaster
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(64 votes)
Shareware

Start your online radio station with SAM Broadcaster PRO. Advanced audio features (cross-fade detection, gap killer, volume normalization), stream in multiple formats, large music libraries and much more. All you need is included to sound like a PRO!

Creative ALchemy
Creative ALchemy
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(25 votes)
Freeware

Creative Alchemy is a powerful tool that restores the audio for DirectSound3D gaming running on Windows Vista ti it's former glory, in full surround sound with hardware accelerated audio mixing, sampling rate conversion and EAX effects. Provides multi-channel audio for legacy game titles running on Windows Vista.

Dolby Digital Live Pack
Dolby Digital Live Pack
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(8 votes)
Commercial

Dolby Digital Live enables you to enjoy audio from your PC or game console through your home theater. It encodes (in real-time) the PC's multi-channel audio into a Dolby Digital bitstream and outputs it from the soundcard's digital out (S/PDIF), via a single digital cable into home theater receiver system

Lyrics Plugin for Windows Media Player
Lyrics Plugin for Windows Media Player
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(22 votes)
Freeware

Lyrics Plugin is a piece of software tailored for music fans. It is an add-on to view lyrics in Windows Media Player, Winamp or iTunes interfaces. Lyrics Plugin search technology produces search results that reference media content and content information located worldwide throughout the Internet and collected by Lyrics Plugin users.

Cole2k Media - Codec Pack
Cole2k Media - Codec Pack
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(7 votes)
Freeware

The Standard Codec Pack installs audio and video codes that allow a DirectShow enabled player, such as Windows Media Player to play a variety of file formats. The package it comes with stream encoder codecs for creating audio and video files (from video/audio editing applications). The codecs are not used in VLC Media Player.

ACE Mega CoDecS Pack
ACE Mega CoDecS Pack
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(151 votes)
Freeware

ACE Mega CoDecS Pack Professional Edition contains all the known video and audio codecs and a lot of useful utilities.

Monkey's Audio
Monkey's Audio
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(13 votes)
Open source

Up there with FLAC, ALAC, and the nearly extinct SHN audio format, Monkey’s Audio APE files provide you with a set of lossless compression algorithms that allow you to enjoy your favorite music with the same quality of the original uncompressed files but taking much less space on your drives. Monkey’s Audio can also decompress APE files easily and return them to their original state.

MP3 Dancer
MP3 Dancer
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(46 votes)
Freeware
Free Audio Editor
Free Audio Editor
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(11 votes)
Freeware

You won’t find many free audio editing tools with the plethora of features, functions, effects, and extra utilities that Free Audio Editor offers. Complete with a waveform graphical display, noise correction tools, equalizer, normalizer, frequency analyzer, and a long list of filters and correction tools, FAEMedia has thrown in two extra utilities that none of its competitors can offer.