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SoundMAX
SoundMAX
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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.

RealProducer Plus
RealProducer Plus
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One cannot minimize the significancy of RealProducer Plus. It is used in many important programs, by network service providers etc. The program converts many known media file types into RealMedia format and does it within several seconds without much effort. There are some basic editing functions as well.

OpenMG Secure Module
OpenMG Secure Module
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SigmaTel Audio
SigmaTel Audio
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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.

Mpeg2Decoder
Mpeg2Decoder
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An MPEG 2 decoder allows you to play and work with DVR-MS files. This setup will install the following decoders: GPL MPEG 1/2 Decoder AC3 Filter Both these decoders are open source and protected by the GNU Public License. DeskShare has made minor modifications to the GPL MPEG 1/2 Decoder and repackaged the AC3 Filter without making any change.

MP3 To Ringtone Gold
MP3 To Ringtone Gold
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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.

dBpoweramp Music Converter
dBpoweramp Music Converter
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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.

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

AudioCatalyst
AudioCatalyst
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(5 votes)
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AudioCatalyst is a CD ripper and audio encoder based on the ever-popular AudioGrabber and XingMP3 Encoder. Features include CDDB support, the option to save as either a WAV or an MP3 file with or without the intermediary WAV file, definable encoding ...

Plus! MP3 Audio Converter LE
Plus! MP3 Audio Converter LE
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Plus! MP3 Audio Converter LE: is part of a free bonus pack for Windows Media provided by Microsoft, this compendium is a must for those Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker lovers. This MP3 converter will help you to save a lot of space in your hard drives.

MP3 Sound Cutter
MP3 Sound Cutter
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(38 votes)
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Power MP3 Cutter(MP3 Sound Cutter) is a program that can cut mp3/wav segment from big mp3/wav format sound file directly without costing any other disk space. You can cut the segment easily with the powerful seek bar. It also supports fading in and fading out function to exported audio segment. Features include: Real time mp3/wav encoding/decoding: No disk space will be used when cutting mp3 files, some audio editor may convert mp3 format audio to wav first, it will greatly consume your disk space, for one minutes wav format audio costs about 10M bytes disk space. Simple and easy user interface: Everybody can know how to cut files within 5 minutes. Time precision of millisecond: Millisecond precision fulfill even professional needs. Direct fade-in/out function supported: Build-in fade-in fade-out function makes it easy for you to do some simple effects to your audio segment. Output mp3 bit rate ranges from 32 to 320 kbps: Fulfill all kind of mp3 audio files, farthest preserve your audio sound quality. MPEG I/II Layer I/II/III audio format supported: Supports almost all kind of mp3 audio files Batch Cutter: When you want to cut many files at one time, this function will be greatly useful.

Protected Music Converter
Protected Music Converter
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Most of protected music files are bought from online music stores (like iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, etc). These music are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management). It does not allow you to copy protected music as many times as you want on your favorite portable device or another computer. Protected Music Converter can help to resolve this problem.

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

Monkey's Audio can compress audio files without much loss in quality. Unlike other programs which use MP3/OGG/WMA compression algorithms, this application creates bit-for-bit copies of audio content; you can always decompress these files back to the exact, original files.

winLAME
winLAME
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WinLAME is an encoder for several audio formats, including mp3 (MPEG Layer 3), Ogg Vorbis and more. WinLAME lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface.

Advanced WMA Workshop
Advanced WMA Workshop
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Advanced WMA Workshop is digital audio converter with Windows Explorer-like interface. You can transcode Audio CD tracks using the same interface, like any other file of supported format. This software allows you to onvert WMA, MP3, AAC(M4A,M4B), OGG Vorbis, WAV PCM, APE and FLAC audio files.

Windows Essentials Codec Pack
Windows Essentials Codec Pack
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(61 votes)
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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

Allok MP3 to AMR Converter
Allok MP3 to AMR Converter
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AMR is the format used by most cell phones. Using this application, you will be able to convert your audio files directly to AMR so that you can listen to your audio files on your cell phone anytime you want. Allok MP3 to AMR Converter 3.0 supports many audio formats, including WAV, WMA, OGG, MP3, AC3, 3GP, AMR, RMVB, MP2, RM, RAM, VOB, AVI, MPEG, VCD, WMF, ASF and many more.

FileVOoM Pro
FileVOoM Pro
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With over 50 million daily worldwide users, FileVOoM is the Internet's Premier Downloading Software.

Easy CD Ripper
Easy CD Ripper
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With Easy CD Ripper you can make direct digital copies of all your audio cds and save them as MP3, WAV, WMA, VQF, OGG, APE. This easy to use software is very fast. You don’t have to read any manuals or any big help files to use this. All you do is click on one button and your CD will be copied. This software can also convert WAV files to MP3, WAV, WMA, APE, VQF, OGG, AAC, MP4 files.

ASIO4ALL
ASIO4ALL
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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.

Free WMA to MP3 Converter
Free WMA to MP3 Converter
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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.

Audiograbber SE
Audiograbber SE
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This software 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 perform some tasks like normalize the music.

MP3 WAV Studio
MP3 WAV Studio
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A suite of audio tools that enable users to convert, encode, play, rip and burn music files. The program practically contains every tool required to easily manage music files from one place and it supports all the popular audio file formats. Users can create playlists easily: it has a playlist box in its interface where the playlists can be created by simply dropping music files onto them.

GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter
GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter
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GPL MPEG-1/2 Decoder is a free DirectShow MPEG decoder filter. It can be used to play MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 streams in any media player based on DirectShow. In addition, it can be used as DVD decoder for unencrypted discs. GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter solves the problem of how to stream MPEGs to DirectShow media players.

Winamp Essentials Pack
Winamp Essentials Pack
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(28 votes)
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Winamp Essentials Pack - A pack of plug-ins Winamp can't live without! This is a pack of plug-ins by the people who work on Winamp. You can rip and convert music to the OGG Vorbis format. Improve your skin organization with a nice preview feature, a powerful search function and skin filters.