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Ogg Vorbis encoder for Windows

Create Ogg Vorbis files (.ogg) out of wave format audio (.wav) or MP3 (.mp3) audio files.

4 stars Users' rating out of 81 reviews
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94,598 total downloads
4 last week

FreeRip MP3 Converter

Convert CDs to MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC formats, convert audio files, tag MP3 files, and burn audio CDs.

3 stars Editors' rating on Mar 12, 2013
3.5 stars Users' rating out of 576 reviews
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11,769,682 total downloads
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Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack

Add audio/video codecs and filters to playback any video file.

4 stars Editors' rating on Jan 3, 2010
3.5 stars Users' rating out of 576 reviews
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10,408,205 total downloads
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Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Burn the files and images on CD and DVD discs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Sep 15, 2014
4 stars Users' rating out of 620 reviews
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5,688,445 total downloads
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Play virtually any media file in open-source cross-platform multimedia player.

3 stars Editors' rating on Jun 23, 2014
4 stars Users' rating out of 147 reviews
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21,143,572 total downloads
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Rip CDs, tag, and convert audio files into different formats.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Dec 22, 2014
4.5 stars Users' rating out of 92 reviews
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892,764 total downloads
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Convert tracks from an audio CD to WAV and MP3 files.

3.5 stars Users' rating out of 422 reviews
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3,682,801 total downloads
262 last week

EZ CD Audio Converter

Rip audio CDs, convert audio files, edit metadata, and burns discs.

4 stars Editors' rating on Jul 21, 2014
4 stars Users' rating out of 1214 reviews
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19,903,237 total downloads
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Expstudio Audio Editor Free

Record, edit, and manipulate audio files.

4 stars Editors' rating on Nov 7, 2008
3.5 stars Users' rating out of 194 reviews
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1,066,651 total downloads
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Quintessential Player

Play a variety of audio file formats and save streaming audio.

4 stars Users' rating out of 371 reviews
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1,348,348 total downloads
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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By June 26, 2015


Apple Music vs. Spotify: Is there a difference in sound quality?

The streaming-music wars are on, with Apple Music and Spotify now locked in a battle on price, features and artist selection. But how do they compare on sound quality? We put them head-to-head to find out.

By July 5, 2015


Tidal carves streaming music niche at a premium price

Tidal is a new subscription streaming service which offers truly lossless music -- and the promise of a better deal for the artists.

By December 23, 2014


Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it

One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.

By May 10, 2013


Despite Google patent efforts, VP8 no shoo-in for Web video

Nokia refuses to license patents it says are needed to use Google's video technology, sullying Google's earlier patent deal. But WebRTC could still spread VP8 widely, lowering Web video costs for startups and schools.

By March 28, 2013


Google reaches deal with MPEG LA over its VP8 video codec

Agreement with patent-licensing group clears the way for wider adoption of the Web giant's streaming-video platform WebM.

By March 7, 2013


Google's new VP9 video technology reaches public view

The older VP8 hasn't taken the world by storm, but VP9 could give Google a fresh start in its attempt to popularize royalty-free video streaming.

By December 28, 2012


How to rip music CDs to FLAC and MP3 at the same time

Ripping your music CDs to multiple file formats can take a very long time, unless you're able to rip them simultaneously.

By October 26, 2012


How corporate bickering hobbled better Web audio

Microsoft helped create new technology for improving online audio and speech. Now the company's fighting against it. How'd that happen?

By August 17, 2012


Sonos adds Amazon Cloud Player

Sonos announces support for Amazon's Cloud Player allowing users to upload their iTunes libraries to the cloud and play them back on their Sonos systems.

By August 9, 2012