Winamp — Popular Extensible Music Player

Winamp — It really whips the llama’s ass!

The classic alternative to Window Media Player. Winamp is a cross platform, extensible, free and skinnable media player with a large community and a long past. Development has stopped, but may start again, meanwhile, the development community has largely moved to Foobar2000.

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Wikipedia

Android / Mac / Windows
Freeware

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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.

Vista/7/8/8.1 32/64
XP

Freeware
Windows

Audacity ~ Multi-track Editor & Recorder

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

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FAQ
Documentation
Tutorials
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Beginner’s Resource Guide
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Freeware
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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Freeware
Mac

PowerShell Audio – Automate conversions / tagging via command line or scripting

An extensible, multi-format audio conversion and tagging module for Windows PowerShell™

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Primer
List of Cmdlets
Script Examples

Hydrogen Audio Forum
Hydrogen Audio Wiki

EAC (Exact Audio Copy) – Audio CD Ripper With AccurateRip Support

EAC

A highly recommended, configurable audio ripper & CD writer with AccurateRip support and C2 error reporting. Built in support for FLAC, mp3 and almost any audio format.

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Freeware
Windows

WMP Tag Plus extends Windows support for APE, FLAC, Musepack, MPEG-4, Ogg Vorbis and WavPack,

WMP Tag Plus is a plug-in that integrates seamlessly into Windows Media Player to provide library and tagging support for additional music formats. These formats include FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, Monkey’s Audio (.ape), Musepack and MPEG-4.

WMP Tag Plus

Windows Media Player 11 or higher
Freeware