FlicFlac ~ Tiny Audio Converter

FlicFlac is a portable (no installation required) utility for converting WAV, FLAC, MP3, OGG and APE files to any of the other formats.

You may drag files onto the FlicFlac interface, or convert files directly from the right click menu in Windows Explorer.

flicflac

Website

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ff690cca74f63d5db3fa24617d4ca020daa86760e042dfac6722101e900864e7/analysis/1527377933/
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FlacSquisher ~ Lossless to Lossy Conversion

FlacSquisher converts a library of FLAC files to MP3, Opus, or Ogg Vorbis format, maintaining the directory structure in the original library. That way, you can maintain your FLAC files for home listening, and easily convert them to MP3, Opus, or Ogg format for mobile use, where storage space is more often tightly constrained.

flacsquisher

Website

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/355c892b2976d7e39926daf2fec8fc27308268e61f7baf44e3493185499f9784/analysis/1525797015/

Spectro ~ Audio File Analyzer

Spectro is a freeware audio file analyzer for Windows. Currently capable of reading FLAC, APE, MP3 and WAV files. Spectro lets you view vital data about compressed audio files and creates a spectrogram of the wave data. This allows you to quickly and easily spot quality issues with a file and also look for transcodes.

spectro

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fre:ac ~ Cross-platform, Multi-language Converter & Ripper

fre:ac is a free open source audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between mp3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.

With fre:ac you can easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player, or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure.

The integrated CD ripper supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags.

freac-1.0.x-en

Website
Downloads

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.

Website
Discussion ~ Hydrogen Audio
GitHub file repository

EAC ~ Ripping – Archiving Albums

EAC is often used to create an exact copy of a CD which can be stored in a digital media archive or library. The goal is to preserve all information from a CD, such that the CD can be recreated from an archive and or is playable from a library. With EAC, the original audio files and a .cue file, an exact copy can be made; and with FLAC files, a lossless music library may be built. Creating an individual folder which contains the album’s compressed audio files and a cue file is done via the following method:

  1. Open EAC and select the FLAC encoder
  2. Insert the CD you wish to archive
  3. If using the freedb or CTDB plugins, select the correct cover art
  4. You may also add lyrics to each track at this point
  5. Verify that the downloaded information is complete and correct
  6. Convert all CD information to title case
    Ripping - Upper All First Characters - Cropped
  7. Remove any extra spaces
    Ripping - Remove Unwanted Spaces - Cropped
  8. Detect the CD’s gaps
    Ripping - Action - Detect Gaps
  9. Create the cue sheet and album folders
    Ripping - Create Cue Sheet - Current Gap Settings
  10. Rip the CD in Burst Mode, which creates the individual audio files
    ripping to FLAC
  11. Switch to Secure Mode and re-rip tracks any tracks that did not rip accurately

This process also creates an EAC log file in the same folder.

Determining EAC Gap Detection Method

http://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,115657.msg954261.html#msg954261

Sources

http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Configuration_Wizard
http://dbpoweramp.com/spoons-audio-guide-cd-ripping.htm