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foobar2000 v1.6.12 Updated

Andrew Lee on 27 Jul 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customisable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.
Windows XP and Vista users, download last version from 1.5 series.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? See: https://foobar2000.org/changelog.
Latest comments
Special on 2021-03-12 08:10

v1.6.5 is currently "beta" fyi.

giulia on 2021-03-12 09:58

1.6.5 IS BETA !!!

freakazoid on 2021-03-12 15:01

I've rolled back the entry to 1.6.4.

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XMedia Recode v3.5.5.5

Andrew Lee on 7 Mar 2022
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XMedia Recode is an audio/video converter for most popular formats and includes handy profiles for popular mobile/tablet devices such as iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG etc. These profiles include file format, screen size and other details chosen specifically for a given player.

Support many formats.

Note: This program was a member of the FFMPEG "hall of shame" for license issues.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary language and profile files. Launch XMedia Recode.exe.

Default interface is German, to change to English:
  • Select Optionen, Sprache, English to change the user interface language to English
OR
  • Delete all files from the Lang folder except for english.lang
Optionally: Disable automatic updates in "Preference".
Similar/alternative apps: Video to Video, QWinFF
What's new? See: https://xmedia-recode.de/en/version.php.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-02 14:44

@hamasaki
Thank you for contacting the developer, the file is now available for download.

hamasaki on 2019-06-30 02:47

The licenses link above is a 404.

rbon on 2021-06-03 17:06

XMedia Recode ver. 3.5.3.7 (March 8, 2021): https://xmedia-recode.de/en/index.php
- direct download portable 32 bit: https://www.xmedia-recode.de/download/XMediaRecode3537.zip
- direct download portable 64 bit: https://www.xmedia-recode.de/download/XMediaRecode3537_x64.zip

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OBS Studio v27.2.0

Andrew Lee on 18 Feb 2022
  • 260MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by webfork

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio is a powerful and flexible screen recording and screencasting tool. The program includes real-time recording, broadcasting, and audio mixing and layouts. The "scene" system allows building custom input settings with numerous audio and video sources (multiple microphones, webcam, applications, screens etc.). Available filters allow for automatic, live filtering including crop, color correction, sharpen, chroma key, audio gain and more.

Cross-platform with versions available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, PortableApps' OBS Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch obs32.exe --portable or obs64.exe --portable (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, Easy Screencast Recorder
What's new? See: https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases
Latest comments
Specular on 2019-03-05 08:39

@vmars316 - I checked and OBS Studio is QT-based rather than Electron-based (though a different project called Streamlabs OBS is). I've updated the entry.

Yucca on 2019-06-12 11:35

As of June 12, OBS version 23.2.0 is a release candidate and not the current stable version. The current stable version is 23.1.0. If you post a release candidate, that should be stated in the description so users can know what they are downloading.

rb161 on 2020-12-16 23:25

My recently purchased webcam only works with one version of OBS so I'm unable to upgrade to use new features. I have always had problems playing any video except uncompressed and despite being able to play and edit just about any anything in other software on my PC. Other people have complained about the same issue (videos showing as a black screen) for years but the problem is never addressed by the developers. If you can work around issues such as these or are lucky enough not to be plagued by them, then OBS is nice, light software and recording and streaming work well.

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HandBrake v1.5.1

Andrew Lee on 15 Jan 2022
  • 58MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

HandBrake is a video encoder that supports a variety of formats, device profiles and filters. The program includes tools for both basic and advanced users, with multi-threaded compression, subtitles, chapters, and quality settings. The program can also process most file types, including DVD/BluRay sources without copy protection, and supports live static and video preview.

Only available for 64-bit machines. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 6.0+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename portable.ini.template to portable.ini
  3. Launch HandBrake.exe
Similar/alternative apps: XMedia Recode, Free Audio Video Pack
What's new? See: https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2022-01-16 10:11

As the latest HandBrake version (v1.5.1) is only fully compatible with Windows 10 and newer, be aware old releases are archived and available at https://handbrake.fr/old.php.

For Windows 7/8.x, v1.3.3 is recommended (v1.4.2 will run with limitations); for XP, the last recommended version is v0.9.9 (cf. https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/technical/system-requirements.html).

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Free Batch Music Splitter v1.2

webfork on 15 Oct 2018
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2015
  • Suggested by ozok

Free Batch Music Splitter is a tool to split audio files into several parts or parts with a specified length. The program can do several splitting jobs at once. It will also add folders and subfolders, maintaining output folder structure.

Funcitonal with MP3, AAC, WAV, WAVPACK, OGG, OPUS, FLAC, ALAC, M4B and M4A files.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache 2
How to extract: Download the portable 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeBatchMusicSplitter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: Options to specify how the output files are named.
  • Updated: FFmpeg.
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