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K-Lite Codec Pack
K-Lite Codec Pack
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(2,278 votes)
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The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. These codecs and filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. With this codec pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.

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

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack exists to satisfy the needs of the advanced users who deal with media files on an almost professional level or simply need to be able to access and enjoy more difficult formats than average movie watcher. Mega Codec Pack contains all the popular codecs for media playback, providing support for video and audio files that can be played with the help of media Player Classic.

ASIO4ALL
ASIO4ALL
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(230 votes)
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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.

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.

WavePad Sound Editor
WavePad Sound Editor
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WavePad Sound Editor has a plenty of features that allow you to work with audio. In this regard, this tool allows editing, applying effects and restoring old recordings by removing various types of imperfections. The application is absolutely simple to use, much more if you are already familiar with this type of software.

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.

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.

MP3 Cutter by Aiv Software
MP3 Cutter by Aiv Software
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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)
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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.

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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(158 votes)
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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.

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

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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(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

Free WMA to MP3 Converter
Free WMA to MP3 Converter
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(53 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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(81 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!

Free Audio Editor
Free Audio Editor
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(12 votes)
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Free Audio Editor is a full featured audio and music creation toolkit to present you the easiest way to record, edit and enhance your sounds for playback and sharing. This app can digitize sound recordings of your rare music cassette tapes, vinyl LPs and videos, creating standard digital sound files.

Creative ALchemy
Creative ALchemy
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(25 votes)
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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.

Free Audio CD to MP3 Converter
Free Audio CD to MP3 Converter
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(17 votes)
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The Audio CD to MP3 Converter 3.1 lets you convert your songs and audio files to the desired format. This software lets you convert CD to MP3, CD to WMA, CD to WAV and CD to OGG formats and the best part is there is no compromise in quality. You can check if it is the right audio, using the inbuilt player before converting. It can even handle scratched CD’s with ease.

Dolby Digital Live Pack
Dolby Digital Live Pack
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(9 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

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

MP3 Sound Cutter
MP3 Sound Cutter
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(37 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.

Monkey's Audio
Monkey's Audio
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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.

MP3Resizer
MP3Resizer
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(15 votes)
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Portable devices keep getting more and more popular along the time, however, their storage capacity still tends to be too limited. So, if you want to carry your entire music collection with you in your tablet or cell phone, it's probably a good idea to reduce your songs' size as much as possible. For this you can use a tool like MP3Resizer, which helps you achieve it in a very easy and fast way.

MP3 Dancer
MP3 Dancer
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(48 votes)
Freeware