Useful Software Tools

This page contains links to software tools that may be useful to anyone using digital music systems. The tools include ripping software, (when you get bored/frustrated doing this - please consider using our Professional CD Ripping Service), music file tagging, album art downloading, WiFi network utilities. Some of the software listed is free, some require payment.

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Album Art Aggregator

Find missing album art for your digital music collection:

http://team.thenexusnet.com/nexus/AAA/

dBpowerAMP Music Converter

Useful tool for converting from one digital music file format to another. Once installed it adds some new menu options to the right-click menu in Explorer. You can select entire directories to convert files in large batches.

http://www.dbpoweramp.com

EAC (Exact Audio Copy)

CD ripping for audiophiles - slow but persistent:

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de

FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec

http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

iPod Updated

Useful for fixing iPod problems:

http://www.apple.com/ipod/download

iTunes

View and edit music files Apple style:

http://www.apple.com/itunes

LAME

Many popular ripping and encoding programs use the LAME encoding engine:

http://lame.sourceforge.net/links.php

Max - a CD Ripper for the Apple Mac

Max is a CD ripping application for Apple OSX. The ripper support various formats including FLAC.

http://sbooth.org/Max/

Musicmatch

One of the best music management and tagging tools:

http://www.musicmatch.com

NetStumbler

Useful for identifying wireless networks, channels in use, and signal strength.

http://www.stumbler.net

Tag and Rename

Multiformat tagging tool:

http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm

Vinyl and other Analogue Audio Sources

For transferring audio from analogue sources take a look at the following applications:

Media Digitalizer www.digitope.com

Vinyl Studio www.alpinesoft.co.uk

RipVinyl www.wieser-software.com

Recommendations to add to the list are welcome. Please email info@ripcaster.co.uk with suggestions.

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