Video & Audio

There are many sites offering YouTube downloaders, video downloaders, audio editing software and much more for a price. Searching the Internet for good free alternatives can take time, so listed here are some programmes for free that should help. If you know of any good freeware, please contact the site.


 

Audacity

Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Free software gives you the freedom to use a program, study how it works, improve it and share it with others. For more information.

Programmes like Audacity are also called open source software, because their source code is available for anyone to study or use. There are thousands of other free and open source programmes, including the Firefox web browser, the LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice office suites and entire Linux-based operating systems such as Ubuntu.

They welcome donations to support Audacity development. Anyone can contribute to Audacity by helping  with documentation, translations, user support and by testing their latest code.

Recording
Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from other media.

Export / Import
Import, edit, and combine sound files. Export your recordings in many different file formats, including multiple files at once.

Sound Quality
Supports 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit. Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.

Plug-ins
Support for LADSPA, LV2, Nyquist, VST and Audio Unit effect plug-ins. Effects can be easily modified in a text editor – or you can even write your own plug-in.

Editing
Easy editing with Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete. Also unlimited sequential Undo (and Redo) in the session to go back any number of steps.

Effects
Real-time preview of LADSPA, LV2, VST and Audio Unit (macOS) effects. Plug-in Manager handles plug-in installation and addition/removal of effects and generators from the menus.

Accessibility
Tracks and selections can be fully manipulated using the keyboard. Large range of keyboard shortcuts.

Analysis
Spectrogram view mode for visualizing and selecting frequencies. Plot Spectrum window for detailed frequency analysis.

Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux

Website: www.audacityteam.org


 

FairStars CD Ripper

FairStars CD Ripper is a free powerful software for ripping audio CD tracks to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV formats files on-the-fly. Free CDDB is supported (Querying & Submiting). It supports normalisation when ripping, and also support ID3 tag. FairStars CD Ripper also supports playback with its built-in player.

Main features
Rips CD to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV on-the-fly.
Supports automatic volume adjustment (normalisation) during ripping.
Supports multiple CD/DVD drivers.
ID3 tag support.
Support automatic saving ID3 Tags when converting, and also support ID3 tags display and edit.
Query and submit CD disc information from/to the freedb (the Internet Compact Disc Database).
Audio Playback control function Support.
Easy-to-use user-friendly interface (skin support).

Available for: Windows

Website: www.fairstars.com


 

Freemake

Freemake has provided high quality freeware to over 180 million users worldwide since 2010. Safe & reliable free software without registration, time limitations, or hidden costs. Download and use their free Video Converter, Video Downloader, YouTube Converter, Audio Converter and Free Music Player.

Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter supports all popular and rare non-protected formats including: MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MP3, DVD, 3GP, SWF, FLV, HD, MOV, RM, QT, Divx, Xvid, TS, MTS, and Fraps. Import photos or audio files to turn multimedia to video. Transform multiple clips at once. The codecs included: H.264, MKV, MPEG4, AAC.
Freemake Video Converter converts video between 500+ formats and gadgets for free.
Convert to MP4, MP3, AVI, WMV, DVD, iPhone, Android. Convert YouTube to any format.

Freemake Video Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader downloads YouTube videos free “as-is” in MP4, WebM, 3GP, FLV formats. Download any YouTube videos and music as MP3 files. Rip web links to AVI, MKV, WMV, iPhone, PSP, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, phones, etc. Save several web videos at once. Original quality is preserved.

Capture online videos easily from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, LiveLeak, Veoh, local and adult sites. The list is consistently updated! Get clips, videos, films, TV shows, series, movies, how-to’s, gameplays, cartoons, reviews, etc. from the Internet. Freemake YouTube Downloader supports 4K & HD quality video clips.

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom is a unique way to get MP3 from YouTube. Search for YouTube music and convert YouTube videos to MP3 in one place.

Freemake YouTube Converter automatically detects high quality videos. When you search for music in Freemake, it automatically finds songs with the highest bitrate available, up to 320 kbps.
The programme extracts the original audio. There is no video to audio re-encoding and no sound quality loss. It searches for tracks, albums and artists on YouTube by your request and lists all possible versions. You can preview songs before downloading them as MP3s. Smart search suggestions and query auto-correction will help find music fast.

Freemake Audio Converter

Freemake Audio Converter converts most non-protected audio formats: MP3, AAC, M4A, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV, AMR, ADTS, AIFF, MP2, APE, DTS, M4R, AC3, VOC, etc. Transcode several music files at once. All modern codecs are included: AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, FLAC.
Convert music files to the universal MP3 format for your PC, Mac, mobile phone, tablet, or any MP3 player. Get MP3 sound of high quality, up to 320 KBps. The output MP3 songs will be compatible with any device.
Transform videos to MP3, M4A or other media format. The program supports over 500 popular and rare video formats: MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, DVD, WMV, HD, H.264, MOV, VOB, SWF, TS, WebM, Xvid, etc. Save soundtracks and extract music from video in seconds. Original audio quality is preserved.

Freemake Music Box

Universal audio player for offline and online music. Supports 40+ audio formats: MP3, M3U, FLAC, M4A, WMA, APE, WAV, AAC, etc. Lossless audio playback. Search, play, sort, stream favorite songs in real time. Watch great music videos! 42 million tracks available for free: rock, metal, pop, jazz, rap, hip hop, dubstep. Create custom playlists.

Available for: Windows

Website: www.freemake.com


 

Youtube Downloader HD

Youtube Downloader HD is the fastest free video downloader. Download and convert videos into avi video format or into mp4 (compatible with iPad, iPhone).
You can download High Quality videos, High Definition and Full HD videos from YouTube. Youtube Downloader HD is a Freeware.

Features:

Easy to use: just copy video URL from your web browser and paste to Youtube Downloader HD.
No need to use scripts or browser plug-ins.
Convert downloaded video to various formats.
Download Youtube High Definition and FullHD videos (available on certain videos)
Unicode support: Youtube Downloader HD can save movies whose names have non-standard characters (like Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc.)
Support for big video files

Youtube Downloader HD for Windows is a completely FREE Software. It contains absolutely NO ADWARE, NO SPYWARE, NO REGISTRATION, NO POPUPS, NO MALWARE or other unwanted software.
Youtube Downloader HD is intended for use as a personal archiving tool only. Please respect the rights of the copyright holders of any material you get.

Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux

Website: www.youtubedownloaderhd.com

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