Foobar2000 ~ Official Free Encoder Pack

This pack includes every natively supported free encoder binary for use with the Converter foobar2000 component. The binaries are conveniently installed into a subfolder of the foobar2000 installation folder.

Current versions of foobar2000 will automatically recognize these encoders and no longer ask you for encoder binary location.

Included encoders:

  • FLAC
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • Opus
  • Musepack
  • WavPack
  • AAC + Apple Lossless (qaac) – requires iTunes to be installed (read more…)
  • AAC (fhgaacenc) – requires Winamp to be installed (read more…)
  • Apple Lossless (refalac)
  • MP3 (LAME)

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LameXP ~ Multi-Format Audio Encoder Front-end

LameXP is a free multi-format audio file converter that supports a variety of output formats, including MP3, AAC/MP4, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, as well as FLAC, and an even higher number of input formats. It also supports batch processing and can utilize multiple processor cores.

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winLAME ~ Windows Audio Encoder

winLAME is an easy to use encoder for many audio formats, including MP3, Opus, Ogg Vorbis and more. winLAME uses the LAME mp3 encoder.

winLAME lets you read in audio tracks from CDs or encode audio files from your hard drive. The intuitive wizard-style user interface makes it easy to set up encoding settings. Multicore CPUs are used to parallelize encoding tasks.

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Opus ~ Interactive Audio Codec

Opus is a lossy audio coding format developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation and standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force, designed to efficiently code speech and general audio in a single format, while remaining low-latency enough for real-time interactive communication and low-complexity enough for low-end embedded processors. Opus replaces both Vorbis and Speex for new applications, and several blind listening tests have ranked it higher-quality than any other standard audio format at any given bitrate until transparency is reached, including MP3, AAC and HE-AAC. ~ Wikipedia

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BatchEncoder ~ An Audio Conversion Frontend

BatchEncoder

BatchEncoder is an audio files conversion software. It supports most of popular audio file formats including lossy and lossless compression. The program is very simple to use. BatchEncoder is basically GUI front-end for command-line tools. All it does is create background processes and pass arguments to it with options set in presets/format menu and additionally adds input and output file paths.

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LAME ~ Cross-platform, Free, Open MP3 Encoder

WikiLAME is used to encode / compress audio into the lossy MP3 file format. It’s a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder, licensed under the LGPL.

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LAME Recommended Settings – HA Wiki
Libraries – RareWares
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