– Providing hard-to-find pieces of software since 2001-10-21


All the latest media utilities.


What's happening at Rarewares.

FLAC 1.3.1 Released


Compiles updated to the latest release. Intel 14.0.4 32 and 64 bit compiles for Windows.

All oggdropXPd, oggenc2 and opus-tools compiles updated


Win32 and Win64 compiles updated (again!) with piping bug fix.

opus tools Updated to 0.1.9


Win32 and Win64 compiles updated with piping bug fix.

oggdec Updated


Compile updated again as bug fix release.

oggenc2 and oggdropXPd aoTuVb6.03 Updated


Compiles updated using aoTuVb6.03-2014 library. oggdropXPd x64 compile added, but this only supports wave and FLAC file input for encoding.

oggdec Updated


Compile updated as bug fix release.

LAME Bundle Compiles Updated


Compiles updated using Intel 14.0.3 compiler for a little more speed. Win32 and Win64 compiles available.

oggenc2 Compiles Updated


Compiles updated to fix STDIN bug introduced in previous builds. Win32 and Win64 compiles available.

Rarewares Downtime


We apologise to all who were inconvenienced by the disappearance of Rarewares a couple of weeks ago. This was due to circumstances beyond our control. We have taken the steps necessary to prevent a similar occurrence and would like to assure everyone that we intend to maintain Rarewares for so long as people find it a useful resource.

oggenc2 Compiles Updated


Compiles updated to libvorbis 1.3.4 and libogg 1.3.1. SoXR resampling library replaces libsamplerate for speed and size while maintaining high quality resampling. Win32 and Win64 compiles available.

Opus Tools compiles Updated


Compiles updated to Opus Tools 0.1.8 latest Git, and libopus 1.1, latest Git. Win32 and Win64 compiles available.

oggdropXPd compiles Updated


Compiles updated to correct channel mapping on decode of 7 and 8 channel ogg files and to include the SoXR resampling library in place of libsamplerate. P4 compiles now using ICL 14.0 compiler.

LamedropXPd compiles updated


Compiles updated to include tiny bug fix plus replacement of libsamplerate with SoXR resampler. Smaller, much faster executables and similar, or better, quality.

A Full Set of oggenc2-aoTuVb6.03 Lancer SSE, SSE2 and SSE3 Optimized builds is available


The full set of these heavily speed optimized compiles of oggenc2 is available on the Oggenc page.

A Full Set of oggvorbis-aoTuVb6.03 Lancer SSE, SSE2 and SSE3 Optimized dlls is available


The full set of these heavily speed optimized dlls is available on the OggVorbis libraries page.

A Full Set of libvorbis 1.3.3 Compiles is available


The full set is available on the Ogg pages.

LAME 3.99.5 Released


Standard compiles are available on the mp3 pages. Compiles are now MSVC9/ICL12.1 to retain Windows 2000 compatibility.

A Full Set of aoTuVbeta6.03 Compiles is available


The full set is available on the Ogg pages, thanks to Aoyumi for the update, and another quick bug fix.

Standard OggdropXPd and oggenc2.87 compiles updated


Above updated to fix incorrect 6.1 channel mapping and to incorporate libogg 1.2.1 and libvorbis 1.3.2. x64 compile for oggenc2.87 added.

AACGain and iGain Updated


Above updated to v1.9 and available on the AAC Encoders and tools page.

fpMP3Enc + FLAC


A new package of fpMP3Enc, this time including a FLAC encoder. Uses the Fiber Pool multi-threading framework.



fpMP3Enc is a multi-threaded version of LAME that uses the Fiber Pool multi-threading framework to take advantage of modern multi-core CPUs.

EAC 0.99 PreBeta 4 and PreBeta 5 added to the "Others" section


We have added the above .zip archives to the "Others" section so that those who are concerned about virus notifications using the usual installers can install without fear of infection.

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