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Post Links To Your Favorite Audio Apps!

Discussion in 'Audio' started by diabolos, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    This thread was created to accumulate a list of software that has been used to the point that if a member of this forum feels that the application is worth mentioning may do so. This is not an advertisment for a company! Please try to post links to software that have a Free and/or Open-Source license first [bold](no demos of software!)[/bold]. If you must make comments keep them brief (3 - 5 lines maximum) and under the link to the software. Any suggestions welcome and appreciated.

    What's your favorite audio app?
    Ced


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    (Items in order of favor repectfully)


    Best CD Rippers and Encoders:

    1) [bold]Exact Audio Copy (EAC)[/bold]
    http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/index.html

    2) [bold]AudioGrabber 1.83[/bold] (and later)
    http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/

    3) [bold]dBPowerAMP (dMC)[/bold]
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/
    Link to dMC v10:
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/bin/dMC-r10.exe
    dBPowerAMP is also a superb audio format converter!

    4) [bold]iTunes[/bold]
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/

    5) [bold]CDex[/bold]
    http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/


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    Best Apps for Audio Editting:

    1) [bold]Audacity[/bold]
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    2) [bold]KRISTAL[/bold]
    http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php


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    Best Media Players (all have embedded CD burrning software in them except VLC and QCD):

    1) [bold]VLC Media Player[/bold]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLC

    2) [bold]WinAmp 5[/bold]
    http://winamp.com/

    3) [bold]Jet Audio 6 Basic[/bold]
    http://www.jetaudio.com/products/jetaudio/

    4) [bold]iTunes[/bold]
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/

    5) [bold]Quitessential Player (QCD)[/bold]
    http://www.quinnware.com/index.php

    6) [bold]Windows Media Player 10[/bold]
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/mp10/default.aspx


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    Best Audio Codec(s)/Direct Show Filter(s):

    (Lossy)

    1) [bold]LAME 3.96.1[/bold]
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_encoders/lame_mp3_encoder.cfm

    2) [bold]MusePack[/bold]
    http://www.musepack.net/index.php?pg=home

    3) [bold]3ivx (MPEG-4 AAC and aacPlus/HE-AAC, .Mp4 or .M4a)[/bold]
    http://www.3ivx.com/index.html

    4) [bold]Ogg Vorbis[/bold]
    http://www.vorbis.com/
    Ogg Vorbis Direct Show filter project (OggDS)
    http://tobias.everwicked.com/


    (Lossless)

    1) [bold]Monkeys Audio[/bold]
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_encoders/monkeys_audio.cfm

    2) [bold]FLAC[/bold]
    http://flac.sourceforge.net/

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    Best P2P App:

    (Adware-less)

    1) [bold]KaZaa Lite K++ 2.4.3[/bold]
    (NO Legal Link Available; Worth an Honorable Mention)

    2) [bold]Shareaza[/bold]
    http://www.shareaza.com/
    The best p2p client since K++! It also downloads torrent files.

    3) [bold]SoulSeek[/bold]
    http://www.slsknet.org/
    djscoop:
    "...its the best source for music-only that I've found"

    4) [bold]E-Mule[/bold]
    http://www.emule-project.net/home/perl/general.cgi?l=1

    5) [bold]WinMx[/bold]
    http://www.winmx.com/
    Excellent for downloading single Mp3's!

    6) [bold]Limewire[/bold]
    http://www.limewire.com/english/content/home.shtml


    (Adware-supported)

    1) [bold]Bearshare[/bold]
    http://www.bearshare.com/

    2) [bold]iMesh[/bold]
    http://www.imesh.com/

    3) [bold]Ares[/bold]
    http://www.aresgalaxy.org/
    camstuf:
    "download site clean/no fakes"


    (Bit-Torrents)

    1) [bold]BitTorrent[/bold] (original)
    http://bittorrent.com/index.html

    2) [bold]BitLord[/bold]
    http://www.bitlord.com/
    First torrent client with a search option!

    3) [bold]Azureus[/bold]
    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
    ozzy1:
    "Azureus best bittorent app.
    Tried loads of them max 10kb/s download.
    Tried Azureus get nothing lower than 40kb/s."

    4) [bold]BitComet[/bold]
    http://www.bitcomet.com/

    5) [bold]ABC (Yet Another BitTorrent Client)[/bold]
    http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/
    ruffdawg:
    "I use it all the time, and it blows away the original. This manages all of your currently downloading torrents perfectly and always gives me a great speed."

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    Best Internet Media Stream Rippers:

    1) [bold]StreamRipper32[/bold]
    http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/sr32/

    2) [bold]StreamRipper WinAmp 2/5 and 3 Plugins[/bold]
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/streamripper

    3) [bold]RipCast 1.3.2[/bold]
    http://www.xoteck.com/ripcast/download.php


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    (to be continued)
     
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  2. djscoop

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    so do you only want free software, or can we share opinions on licenced software as well?
     
  3. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    The point was to create a list of the best free software but you may talk about any piece of software that you feel is the greatest as long as you don't post "Direct" links to software demos (A home page with links to Demos is fine). Give the name of the software, a link to its home page, and your opinion. Make sure to let the reader know when an application is not "Free-ware."


    Format your post like:


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    [Catagory of Software]

    (Type; License or Sub-Catagory)

    #) [bold][Name][/bold]
    [Link to Home Page]
    [Opinion area]


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    If you could post as above it would be appreciated.

    Thanks for asking,
    Ced
     
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  4. Anthony7

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    the reason why i stop using kazaa was because of all the fakes i've been getting.
    i recently tried BitLord d/ling torrents, i've heard a lot of positive feedbacks from it, but i cant get it to go faster than 5 kb/s :(
     
  5. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    I too have started to experiment with BitLord, thanks to L-Burna.
     
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  7. ozzy1

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    Azureus best bittorent app.
    Tried loads of them max 10kb/s download.
    Tried azureus get nothing lower than 40kb/s.
     
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    what about "burst!". always worked better for me than azureus.
     
  9. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    Thankz for your post ozzy1 (and for staying in format). You added [bold]Azureus[/bold] to the list!
     
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    Is BitLord not simply BitComet with a different colour scheme? I bet if you looked at the code it would be practically the same.

    BitComet came 1st and isn't open source, as far as I know, although I could be wrong.

    Everyone says Azereus is good, I think I'll go try it out as I'm finding BitComet quite slow.#

    Good post anyway mate!
     
  11. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    Thanks,

    You arn't the first to say that about BitLord. Its an issue that is splitting the P2P forums Torrent file sharers. No not really but allot of people have said that about the two clients. Yes, BitComet is open source (that's why its on the list)! I heard about BitLord first though. It is possible that BitLord is BitComet since BitComet is under the GNU GPL that allows you to do that sort of thing if you want to as long as you change the name of the software so people don't confuse your product with the other. As time goes on both programs will gain thier own identities and then there will be two differnt but still awsome apps. Thats what Open Source is all about :)

    Keep tell'n me about good clean software!
    Ced
     
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  12. ruffdawg

    ruffdawg Guest

    The Bittorrent client I prefer most is ABC. I use it all the time, and it blows away the original. This manages all of your currently downloading torrents perfectly and always gives me a great speed.

    I have never tried Azureus since it is Java based and Java is a memory hog.
     
  13. shiroh

    shiroh Guest

    all sorts of mostly audio encoder decoders
    http://www.rarewares.org/

    avisynth
    http://www.avisynth.org/
    look for plugin filters too

    bit Tornado
    http://www.bittornado.com/

    best media WMP10 !? well its your call.
    Media Player Classic (official)
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

    lets not forget cvs build ffdshow and lotsa more stuff from celtic druid (i think he joined the board already)
    http://celticdruid.no-ip.com/xvid/

    headac3he
    http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.p...e249d2a784&threadid=84500&highlight=headac3he
     
  14. camstuf

    camstuf Guest

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  15. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    Cool P2P app camstuf. Thanks for your contribution!

    Ced
     
  16. camstuf

    camstuf Guest

    any time
     
  17. BIGnewb

    BIGnewb Guest

    so which program would i use to convert .wav to .mp3?
     
  18. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

  19. BIGnewb

    BIGnewb Guest

    thanks
     

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