AAX Audio Converter ~ AAX To mp3 Or m4a


  • Free and Open Source software.
  • Converts Audible proprietary .aax files to plain .mp3 or .m4a/.m4b.
  • Also offers basic support for older .aa files.
  • Windows application, with all the classic features of the Windows eco-system.
  • Requires activated Audible Manager/App or personal activation code.
  • Processing Modes:
    • One output file per input file.
    • Multiple output files per input file, divided by chapter.
    • Multiple output files per input file, divided by chapter and further split into shorter tracks of roughly equal length.
    • Multiple output files per input file, split into shorter tracks of roughly equal length, ignoring chapters.
  • Creates additional playlist if more than one output file is created per book.
  • Handles books with multiple parts.
  • Manages and preserves all meta-tag information.
  • Supports named chapters, for .aax files downloaded with the Audible App.
  • Can adjust inaccurate chapter marks.
  • Allows customization of output naming: files, folders and tags.
  • Delegates all audio processing to powerful FFmpeg, including DRM handling.
  • High performance: Utilizes all available processor cores to run conversion work in parallel.
  • Optionally copies original .aax file to a new location after the conversion, with a customizable name.
  • Automatically launches default media player after conversion has completed.
  • Log facility, optional, to record program activity, activated with program argument.
  • Online update function: Will automatically scan the website for a new version, download and install it.
  • Technical:
    • .Net Framework application, written in C# with Windows Forms, the Task Parallel Library and other goodies from language and framework.
    • Incorporating a number of snippets from the Open Source community.

https://github.com/audiamus/AaxAudioConverter

FLAC Frontend ~ Lossless Encoding GUI


FLAC Frontend is a convenient way for Windows users not used to working with command lines to use the official FLAC tools. It accepts WAVE, W64, AIFF and RAW files for encoding and outputs FLAC or OGG-FLAC files. It is able to decode FLAC files, test them, fingerprint them and re-encode them. It has drag-and-drop support too. It is tested on Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7, but should work with Windows XP SP2 or newer. It requires .NET 2.0 or later.

sourceforge.net/projects/flacfrontend

WaveShop ~ Windows Audio Editor


WaveShop is a free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32-bit and 64-bit. WaveShop is fast, lightweight, and bit-perfect, meaning samples aren’t altered unless they need to be. Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that portion; the rest of the file is untouched. Blocks of audio can be cut and pasted without changing their contents at all. This is especially useful for patching a finished master without corrupting its dither. Waveshop’s features include peak, RMS and spectral analysis, normalizing, fading, sample rate conversion, audio generation, plug-ins, and more, all with unlimited undo and comprehensive help.

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waveshop.sourceforge.net/
sourceforge.net/projects/waveshop/

Audio Switcher ~ Windows Device Selector


Audio Switcher is a 100% free, Open Source, application for Windows® Vista, 7, and 8.

Audio Switcher makes switching between sound devices trivial. No longer do you have to go into the Control Panel or the Windows® Sound options, instead there is an easy to access icon, or even hotkeys.

The beautiful part of Audio Switcher is it’s simplicity. It doesn’t try to do too much, it does exactly what is needed; nothing more, nothing less.

Audio Switcher

audioswit.ch

kmeter ~ K-System Audio Meter


Implementation of a K-System meter according to Bob Katz’ specifications.

K-Meter supports mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound signals. All meters have been thoroughly validated. The average meter reads either RMS levels or ITU BS.1770-1 loudness weighted levels.

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http://www.mzuther.de/en/software/kmeter