Freeware Utilities

Audio, Music, MP3, Real, Wav Freeware Utilities

Burn a CD/DVD

Burn CD/DVD's for free
Burn a CD/DVD: CDBurnerXP Pro

MP3 CD Doctor Lite is a free MP3 CD Burner which allows you to burn Audio CDs from your MP3s. Yes! MP3 CD Doctor Lite really is completely free.
Burn a CD for free: MP3 CD Doctor Lite

Cut mp3 files into smaller parts

mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files (e.g. to wav format) for audio editing. This saves encoding time and preserves the original quality, because nothing will be re-encoded. The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input. Using Cue sheets, pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.
Fast mpeg audio editing: mp3DirectCut

Cut wav files into smaller parts

CD Wave is a program designed to aid in CD-Recordable mastering. It was built for splitting WAV files from any source, like LP, tape or even CD. After recording, you can let CD Wave automatically calculate split points, or you can manually add and delete split points. After this, you can write out the tracks as individual wave files and use any CDR mastering program to write a disc that has no clicks or pops in between tracks. Also supports 24-bit and surround audio. CD Wave can also act as a simple audio recorder and editor, allowing you to record and playback audio, and cut out parts that you want to keep. Since CD Wave can read and write CUE sheets, you can also use it as a CUE sheet editor for CDRWin. CD Wave can write files in OGG Vorbis format, in FLAC (lossless compression) audio and in MP3 format (if you have the LAME encoder) directly.
Cut wav files into smaller parts: CD Wave

Wave Splitter is a freeware utility that allows you to extract a sample from a wav file without loading it into memory. No matter how big your source wave file is (it may be hundreds of megabytes!), if you want to sample a part of it, you can do it very quickly, without wasting RAM.
Cut wav files into smaller parts: Wave Splitter

Control iTunes in Firefox

Do you listen to music while surfing the Web? FoxyTunes is a free browser add-on that allows you to control your favorite media players without ever leaving the browser and more...
Control iTunes in Firefox: FoxyTunes for Firefox

Edit mp3 tags

TigoTago is a spreadsheet-based tag editor for media files. This enables you to easily set and modify tags and to rename a huge number of files. Convenient multi-selection allows for flexible mass taging and mass renaming operations. You have full control - all changes are visible before you save them to disk. No typing will be needed when filling tags, since they can by imported from freedb or Discogs on-line databases. TigoTago supports MP3, AVI, WAV, WMA, WMV, ASF - freedb & discogs. TigoTago is also compatible with .NET Framework 2.0.
The media files tag editor: TigoTago

Mp3tag v2.37a - the universal Tag Editor and more... Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata (ID3, Vorbis Comments and APE) of common audio formats. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. Mp3tag supports the following audio formats: aac, flac, ape, mp3, MPEG-4, mpc, ogg, ofr, ofs, spx, tta, wma, wv.
Edit mp3 tags: Mp3tag

mpTrim is a simple and easy to use MP3 editor. Use it to improve your MP3 collection.
mpTrim can trim MP3s - removing silent or unwanted parts.
mpTrim can adjust the volume of MP3s. Volume change can be manual or automatic (volume normalization).
mpTrim can fade-in/out MP3s (to fix abrupt beginning/ending). mpTrim can clean-up MP3s and recover wasted disk space.
mpTrim keeps the music quality intact, no matter how many times you process an MP3, because it works directly in the MP3 format without having to decode/re-encode. That also makes it very fast.
MP3 editor: mpTrim

Manage my iPod without iTunes

YamiPod is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation. Take a look at the feature list to find out what it can do and feel free to suggest anything that might be missing. YamiPod is now available in 28 languages.
Manage my iPod without iTunes: YamiPod

Organize the mp3 collection

Get Your Music Collection in Order!
Organize music and edit tags in your audio library with a powerful, intuitive interface.
Automatically lookup and tag Album Art and other metadata.
Manage 50,000+ files in your music collection without bogging down.
Play MP3s and other audio formats, and never again worry about varying volume.
Record CDs into OGG, MP3, FLAC and WMA files.
Convert MP3s, OGG, FLAC and WMA files into other formats with the Audio Converter .
Create playlists and music mixes quickly and easily to suit any occasion.
Synchronize with iPods / MP3 players effortlessly and convert tracks on-the-fly.
Plus much more...
Organize the mp3 collection: MediaMonkey

Media Manager scans disks for audio files of following format:
MPEG 1 Layer 3 (*.mp1;*.mp2;*.mp3)
MPEG Plus (*.mpc;*.mp+;*.mpp)
Ogg Vorbis (*.ogg)
Monkey Audio (*.ape;*.mac)
Twin VQ (*.vqf)
Windows Media Audio 1,2 (*.wma)
OptimFROG (*.ofr)
Dolby's Compressed Audio (*.aac)
Free Lossless Audio Codec (*.flac) Packed WAVE (*.vw)
or Audio CDs using FreeDB (proxy supported) and stores them into XML library. It has built-in MP3/WMA player and possibility to export content to HTML/XML formatted output. It supports ID3v1, ID3v2 and APE tags.
Organize the mp3 collection: Media Manager

Play all mp3 files in a folder

1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases.
Play all mp3 files in a folder: 1by1

Play an audio CD

Quite possibly one of the smallest Windows CD players in existence. This is intended to be a highly simple, no-frills CD player. If you want a more sophisticated one, there are plenty out there that will mow the lawn, walk the dog, play chess, and trade stock on the Nasdaq and the NYSE. But if you want a simple, easy-to-use player, this is for you.
To play a CD, open the program, put in a CD, and hit the green "Play" button. That's it. Nothing more.
Play an audio CD: TinyCD

Play an audio file

Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA.
Play an audio file: Foobar2000

XMPlay is an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / WAV / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, and PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX playlists. A load more formats are also supported via plugins. When XMPlay was first released in 1998, only the XM format was supported, hence the name "XMPlay".
Play an audio file: XMPlay

Play real audio (.ra, .rm) files without the real software

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player.
Play real audio files without the real software: Real Alternative

Record/save streaming music

Streamripper is an Open Source (GPL) application that lets you record streaming mp3 to your hard drive.
Record/save streaming music: Streamripper for Winamp

Rip music from a CD

Audiograbber is a beautiful piece of software that grabs digital audio from cd's. It copies the audio digitally-not through the soundcard-which enables you to make perfect copies of the originals. It can even perform a test to see that the copies really are perfect. Audiograbber can also automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and send them to a variety or external MP3 encoders, such as Fraunhofers L3enc, or even use some MP3/WMA encoders internally for automatic creation of MP3's. Audiograbber can download and upload disc info from freedb, an Internet compact disc database. You can even record your vinyl LP's or cassette tapes with Audiograbber and make wav's or MP3's of them.
Rip music from a CD: Audiograbber

CDex is a CD-Ripper, extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD. The application supports many Audio encoders, like MPEG (MP2,MP3), VQF, AAC encoders.
Rip music from a CD: CDex

EAC is a new audio grabber for CD-ROM drives. The main differences between most other audio grabbers:
The cost of registration is low (just a postcard and a stamp).
It works with a new technology, reading audio CDs almost perfectly. If there are any errors that can't be corrected, it will tell you on which time position the (possible) distortion occurred, so you could easily control it with e.g. the media player.
Rip music from a CD: Exact Audio Copy

Show song lyrics for the song playing

EvilLyrics - Lyrics search tool.
Automatically searches for lyrics as your song is played in your player.
Searches over 15,000,000 lyrics
Karaoke: create & share timestamps Stores lyrics for offline viewing
Translates lyrics
Allows searching for guitar chords,
AMG profiles, album covers arts, posters etc.
Show song lyrics for the song playing: EvilLyrics

Tag/fix mp3/audio file tags

ID3-TagIT is a programm for editing, adding, or deleting ID3 TAGs in MP3 files. Single file and batch editing are both supported. Edit one, ten or all your MP3 files at once! ID3-TagIT has many functions to help you achieve your goal as quickly as possible. ID3-TagIT is - in contrast to many other editors - able to read information from the directory structure and put it into the TAG, organize files into folders, handle several comments and genres in the ID3V2 TAG, and every function is available for ID3v1 and ID3v2. For detailed information go to the features descriptions.
Tag/fix mp3/audio file tags: ID3-TagIT