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   T he listing that follows is part of the current year's inducted Pricelessware software. If you encounter any broken links or changes to the status of any of the listings, please use the contact form on the contact page.

[ Audio: Encoders-Decoders ] [ Audio: MP3 Encoder ]
[ Audio: MP3 ID3 Editing ] [ Audio: MP3 Normalization ]
[ Editor: Audio ] [ Editor: CD Ripper ]
[ Editor: Audio-Video ] [ Musician Tool ]
[ Player: Audio ] [ Player: Karaoke ]
[ Player: Multimedia ]

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Location:     Home / Multimedia / Audio: Encoders-Decoders

GSpot Steve G
 Version: 2.21 build 030711
 Dated: 03 July, 2003
 Terms: Freeware
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: 95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description: GSpot codec information appliance establishes what video codecs (audio and video) are required to play an AVI file. Determines whether these codecs are installed on your system. Isolates problems associated with these codecs. Simple operation - Basic use: "File > Open", then read results Identifies download induced problems (truncated files, "cooked" files, etc.) Shows framerate, duration, aspect ratio, bitrates, AVI structure info, and more. Displays and allows editing of RIFF info (title, etc); displays "hidden" ASCII info. Drag and Drop and "Send To" support, multi-file (batch) processing support Copy/Paste or text export GSpot information - format is user configurable. Built-in database of 350 video and 150 audio codec types Advanced UI including "dual-mode" and hyperlinked "persistent" tool tips Full support for OGG media files as well as AVI stream formats Identification (only) of non-AVI files (.mpg, .mov, .qt, .rm, .swf, .wmv, .asf, etc.) Supports VFW, ACM, DirectShow and DMO codec types (audio and video)
 Download: !! Direct Download !!  ]    (gspot221.exe) (213 Kb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2004
 Notes:

Location:     Home / Multimedia / Audio: MP3 Encoder

LAME Dmitry Kutsanov
 Version: 3.96.1
 Dated: 29 July, 2004
 Terms: Freeware
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: 95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description: Following the great history of GNU naming, LAME originally stood for LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder. LAME started life as a GPL'd patch against the dist10 ISO demonstration source, and thus was incapable of producing an mp3 stream or even being compiled by itself. But in May 2000, the last remnants of the ISO source code were replaced, and now LAME is the source code for a fully LGPL'd MP3 encoder, with speed and quality to rival all commercial competitors.
 Download: !! Direct Download !!  ]    (lame-3.96.1.zip) (601 Kb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2002 / 2003 / 2004
 Notes:

Location:     Home / Multimedia / Audio: MP3 ID3 Editing

Mp3tag Florian Heidenreich
 Version: 2.24
 Dated: 26 August, 2004
 Terms: Donationware
 Language: English / German / Hungarian
 Windows Ver: 95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description: Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit ID3-tags, APE-tags and Vorbis Comments of audio files. Main featues: Write ID3v1.1-, ID3v2-, APEv2-Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once; Automatically create playlists; Recursive subfolders support; Remove parts or the entire tag of multiple files; Rename files based on the tag information; Import tags from filenames; Format tags and filenames; Replace characters or words from tags and filenames; Export tag information to user-defined formats (like html, rtf, csv, xml); Import tag information from an online database (also by text-search); Import tag information from a local database and much more ... Mp3tag supports the following audio formats: Advanced Audio Coding (aac), Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac), Monkey's Audio (ape), Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3), MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a), Musepack (mpc), Ogg Vorbis (ogg), Speex (spx), Windows Media Audio (wma), WavPack (wv)
 Download: Go to download page  ]    (mp3tagv222setup.exe) (1.26 Mb)
 Additional: Install:   Yes     Uninstall:   Yes
 Inducted In: 2004
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Location:     Home / Multimedia / Audio: MP3 Normalization

MP3Gain Glen Sawyer
 Version: 1.2.3
 Dated: 02 April, 2004
 Terms: Freeware
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: Multiple systems supported
 Description: MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume. MP3Gain does not just do peak normalization, as many normalizers do. Instead, it does some statistical analysis to determine how loud the file actually sounds to the human ear. Also, the changes MP3Gain makes are completely lossless. There is no quality lost in the change because the program adjusts the mp3 file directly, without decoding and re-encoding.
 Download: Go to download page  ]    (mp3gain-win-1_2_3.exe) (631 Kb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004
 Notes: Support for other languages available at site.

Location:     Home / Multimedia / Editor: Audio

Audacity Various authors
 Version: 1.2.2
 Dated: 25 August, 2004
 Terms: Donationware / Open source (GPL)
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: Multiple systems supported
 Description: Audacity is a free audio editor. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings. It also has a built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode and a frequency analysis window for audio analysis applications. Built-in effects include Bass Boost, Wahwah, and Noise Removal, and it also supports VST plug-in effects.
 Download: Go to download page  ]    (audacity-win-1.2.2.exe) (2.31 Mb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004
 Notes: Support for other languages available at site. You must download the LAME MP3 Encoder Library for Audacity to create MP3 files. http://mitiok.free.fr/

Location:     Home / Multimedia / Editor: CD Ripper

CDex Albert Faber
 Version: 1.51
 Dated: 09 September, 2003
 Terms: Donationware
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: 95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description: CDex is a tool to do all sorts of things audio related. Mainly focused on ripping and converting, things like turning your home Compact Disc collection into an mp3 collection on your hard drive become extremely easy. CDex Feature List: Easy to use interface. Media File Player. Create PLS and M3U playlist files. Advanced jitter correction. Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, OGG, VQF, APE, etc). Support for ID3 V1 and V2 tags. Support for normalization of audio files. Support for transcoding of compressed audio files. Support for CDDB. Support for recording from the analog input line.
 Download: !! Direct Download !!  ]    (cdex_151.exe) (1.90 Mb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004
 Notes: Users report that the CDRIP.DLL file in version 1.51 may be defective - a copy of that file from v 1.50 or earlier may be used as a replacement
Exact Audio Copy (EAC) Andre Wiethoff
 Version: 0.95 prebeta 5
 Dated: 09 March, 2004
 Terms: Donationware / Requestware / Betaware
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: 95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description: EAC is a new audio grabber for CD-ROM drives. Features: Both SCSI and ATAPI CD-ROM drives are supported. Hidden sector synchronization (jitter correction). Support of external encoders for automatic compression after extraction. Batch compression and decompression of/to WAV files. Automatic detection of drive features, sample Offsets for drives with no accurate streams. Filename editing with CDDB database. Record and Loop Record functions for recording from LP, radio, etc. Automatic rename of MP3 files according to their ID3 tag. Small WAV editor with functions for delete, trim, normalize, pad, glitch removal, pop detection, interpolation of ranges, noise reduction, fade in/out, undo and more
 Download: !! Direct Download !!  ]    (eac095pb5.zip) (1.67 Mb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004
 Notes: If you encounter problems with this version you should step back to v0.85b4 or 0.9pb11

Location:     Home / Multimedia / Editor: Audio-Video

TMPGEnc Hiroyuki Hori
 Version: 2.521
 Dated: 26 September, 2003
 Terms: Freeware
 Language: English / French / Japanese
 Windows Ver: 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description: TMPGEnc converts *.AVI file to MPEG1, the format which is used in VideoCD. Using variety of option in TMPGEnc, you can compress your video file in high quality. TMPGEnc enables us adjust bitrate, quantize matrix, GOP structure, Interlace and many other parameter so that you can create most appropriate movie file depends on your purpose.
 Download: Go to download page  ]    (TMPGEnc-2.521.58.169-Free.zip) (1.65 Mb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2002 / 2003 / 2004
 Notes:
VirtualDub Avery Lee
 Version: 1.5.10
 Dated: 02 December, 2003
 Terms: Donationware / Open source (GNU GPL)
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: 98 / NT / 2000 / XP
 Description: VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.
 Download: Go to download page  ]    (VirtualDub-1.5.10.zip) (665 Kb)
 Additional: Install:   No     Uninstall:   No
 Inducted In: 2002 / 2003 / 2004
 Notes:

Location:     Home / Multimedia / Musician Tool

AP Guitar tuner CERL Sound Group
 Version: 1.02
 Dated: 08 September, 2000
 Terms: Freeware
 Language: English
 Windows Ver: 95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description: AP Guitar Tuner uses new pitch recognition technology developed by Audio Phonics. AP Guitar Tuner reliably detects the octave of notes, eliminating the octave confusion present in other tuners. When used in a Windows