Your Favorite/good free/cheap comp prog recommendations?

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Your Favorite/good free/cheap comp prog recommendations?

Postby aforceforgood » Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:09 pm

Over the years I've found a few progs I use regularly, most free- (why pay for expensive bloatware that doesn't work as well?) my favorite I've just discovered that AUTOMATICALLY (as opposed to how I used to have to do it, manually, one slice at a time, select, name, save, ugh) chops long audio files into smaller more easily navigable tracks for your ipod, iriver, or whatever, is mp3directcut, available for FREE at http://www.mpesch3.de/

It also has silence detection that actually works, normalization, lots of other cool stuff.

Next on shopping list; prog that works like a vcr to record webcasts- anyone know of a good free one that will open the streaming link, so you could set it and forget it without having to manually open the stream, (which kinda defeats the purpose)?


Another good source for small, efficient apps is http://www.tinyapps.org
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Postby stuart » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:35 am

audio hijacker rocks for $20.
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Postby buckethead alien » Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:06 am

stuart wrote:audio hijacker rocks for $20.


Love this ap.

Note: I grab radio streams and then go back over the playlists to figure out what new music to buy on CD. I have found all kinds of new (to me) groups, labels, etc... and am spending much more $$ on music than before. Make that $$$. Among my finds: Mono, The Organ, Joseph Nothing, Nobukazu Takemura, Vesna--Are they playing this shite on my local AOR station? Guess again.

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Postby DVD Burner » Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:01 pm

Yeah I know it's Microsoft but they ahve some nifty new beta's out and they are free. What the heck.

http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/
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Postby Badger » Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:26 pm

Radio Lover for those with a Mac. Also Acquisition for downloading of files (all types). Both are pretty awesome and have a very friendly interface.
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Postby DVD Burner » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:45 am

Tired of windows and dont wanna do Mac?

Free Solaris 10, Feb 1
Sun has free downloads of Solaris 10



http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp
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Postby DVD Burner » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:22 am

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Postby buckethead alien » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:06 am

I am trying xACT for audio file conversions in OS X, it seems decent. The Merman show from Lossless that I listened to yesterday sounded great. Mp3s do bite donkey dick, it's true.

(Note to Stuart: files are from the Internet Archive Live Music Archive, which only permits uploads with the performers' permission.)

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Postby Badger » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:30 am

I am trying xACT for audio file conversions in OS X,


Conversion to what? AIFF to MP3? If that's the case there's a great littl freebie program out there that I know of.
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