RareWares – Freeware Audio Archive

Providing hard-to-find pieces of software since 2001

Repository of open audio CODECs, compiled LAME binaries and freeware utilities.

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AudioShell – ID3 tag editor & Windows shell extension

AudioShell adds an ID3 tag editor and files rename tools into Window’s system music files pop-up menu. AudioShell property shell handler adds detailed music tags information into Windows Explorer columns and Preview pane, thumbnail handler adds thumbnails with album art into Explorer. Full Unicode and 64 bit support.

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Windows

Audacity ~ Multi-track Editor & Recorder

Audacity is a popular and award winning free multi-track audio editor and recorder.

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Linux / Mac / Windows
Open Source

XLD – Mac CD Ripper

X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode / convert / play various ‘lossless’ audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.4 and later. XLD is Universal Binary, so it runs natively on both Intel Macs and PPC Macs.

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Mac