A great free music player as well as a great MP3 tagging tool and converting (from lossless audio) tool. It’s well known as a very-well functioning music player, and its best perk is perhaps the low RAM and CPU usage. This makes it great for just about any type of PC.
As we mentioned before, foobar2000 is completely free, which only adds up to its total awesomeness. You can download it from the official foobar2000 website
Foobar2000 can be customized with tens of thousands of skins, supports a variety of different formats, plays video as well as audio, spares your CPU and RAM and packs a great equalizer,it’s also a great MP3 tagger and audio convertor.
Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of audio files.
TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of common audio formats, rename files based on the tag and stream information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Also you may get album info and covers via online databases like freedb, Amazon or Discogs. Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4(iTunes) tags. Powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features. Playlists maker with ability to export playlists to HTML or Excel. Easy-to-use multilanguage interface. Built-in player. Lightweight, fast and free.
Download from offsite: http://www.xdlab.ru/en/download.htm
LAME is considered to be the best mp3 encoder available, and the latest stable version is recommended by HydrogenAudio, an online community of audiophiles. It has been developed by the open-source community since 1998 and has become the highest quality MP3 encoder for most purposes.
MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.
Determines the quality of your audio files, helps to analyse your audio file by creating its spectrogram
Exact Audio Copy
EAC is a freeware software that can be used to extract tracks from an Audio CD to your computer's hard disk. What makes EAC special compared to other rippers is the fact that it is capable of reading audio CDs almost perfectly.
CUETools is a tool for lossless audio/CUE sheet format conversion. The goal is to make sure the album image is preserved accurately. Lossless disc image must be lossless not only in preserving contents of the audio tracks but also in preserving gaps and CUE sheet contents.
There are dozens of various SFV checkers, they have various UI, workspeed, features. A lot of them listed here.
cSFV - good SFV checker, recursive folder scan, file and/or folder associations, recursive sfv creation, custom color settings. Free download here: http://rescene.wikidot.com/csfv
DySFV - batch SFV checker/creator, minimalistic design/setting, has build-in CloneFinder, some useful features: recursive folder scan, show dirs without SFV, show empty dirs. Free download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dysfv/
DupKiller - an ultimate tool for searching duplicates or similar files
DupKiller is musthave tool for any music fun. It's one of the fastest and the most powerful tools for searching and removing duplicate or similar files on your computer. Complicated algorithms, built in its searching mechanism, perform high results — rapid file search. A lot of options allow to flexibly customizing the search.
The program will find unneeded copies of files in those locations where you even would not consider to search. There is comparison not only by name, last modification date or size. One can compare files by their contents, and what's more, to set what per cent they must match; one can search different-length files, include or exclude files by mask, etc.
In addition, unlike other programs of this sort, DupKiller performs all operations faster and better, because of complicated algorithms of data processing built in the search mechanism of the program.
Download from offsite: http://dupkiller.com/index_en.html
This tool has been developed to be actually a MP3/MPC/OGG/FLAC-Releaser
Originally created by MorGoTH in 1998 scene-oriented mp3 tagging tool, when only a few knew what this tool has a use for, he has given the sources to us awhile ago and we did some fixes and added some features in the meantime (since 2004, but distributed it in a very, very private way :)
MorGoTH's MP3Releaser became the most popular tagger within the mp3 scene
Download MorGoTH's MP3Releaser here.
The Scene MP3 Genre Sorter
Simple and fast tool for sorting unsorted scene releases with different ways: by year, genre, artist, letter.
Download from KrakenFiles The_Scene_MP3_Genre_Sorter_1.01.rar