Audacity ~ Multi-track Editor & Recorder

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

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Freeware
Linux / Mac / Windows
Open Source

Foobar2000 – Extensible Audio Interface & Player

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Main window including Album & Spectrogram

An advanced freeware audio player for Windows

  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND… and more with additional components.
  • Gapless playback.
  • Easily customizable user interface.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • Full ReplayGain support.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allows third-party developers to extend functionality.

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Foobar Forums (Hydrogen Audio)

Additional resources

Windows
Freeware

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