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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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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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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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
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