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Last update: 2017-09-10

Providing really hard to
find pieces of software
since 2003-12-03



First update in a loooong while

Here is the first real update since I decided to bring RRW back to life. This is what has been added/updated:

  • A page for CodingTechnologies MP3pro encoder
  • A page for Xing MP3 encoder, including an old version and a more recent Helix version
  • More recent versions of Gogo
  • Emuzed MP4 encoder
  • A reverse engineering document describing parts of the QDesign codec
  • The rJPa MP1/2/3 decoder
Hope you enjoy the updates, and please keep those rare pieces of software coming!


Time to get things moving again

After more than 10 years of inactivity, I believe it is about time to bring ReallyRareWares back.

I stupidly let my other domain - rjamorim.com - expire and then it got stolen by one of those jolly domain squatters. That made me lose interest in the project somehow. But I never stopped receiving e-mails from people asking for software I used to host here, and that showed me there was still interest in old, weird or just interesting pieces of audio software.

These last few weeks I did a cleanup here. Replaced dead links to archive.org mirrors or deleted them altogether, fixed several spelling and grammar mistakes, fixed visuals on some pages.

Now in the next few weeks/months, I'll go back to updating. I have a small backlog of stuff I received from friends and contacts at HA to upload, and also should create articles for tools that have come and gone during this time - for instance, the FhG MP3 surround encoder and the CodingTechnologies MP3pro encoder.

I would also like to count on you, friends and visitors, to send me software that you believe belongs here, or send corrections/additions to the articles. I'd like, for instance, to add the versions I missed of some of the hosted tools here (EAC, LAME, foobar2000...)

Thank you for your patience all those years!

Best regards;



An update, at last!

Lo and behold, here it is! Without further ado, I present you the Christmas (!) update to ReallyRareWares: A much improved Musepack section, reflecting the recent removal of the same section from RareWares. There are countless Musepack versions there, most of them kindly contributed by Guruboolez.


Foobar2000 and a surprise

I was planning to only make an update near Christmas, but so many nice dudes submitted old versions of foobar2000, that I decided to make a quick update and add a foobar page to the site.

The collection is still far from complete, therefore, if you happen to have an old version of this player not yet featured at the foobar page, please send it to my e-mail address (available at the About page)

Also, I added a hidden surprise. Look around for it, and you'll eventually find...

Until Christmas!



Hello. Here is another update for the faithful visitors of ReallyRareWares.

This is what has just been added:

  • Countless versions of the NAD music player contributed by Mitiok
  • Pretty much every former version of EAC, contributed by digitalx.org
  • A clarification on Sonique2's story by a person that was there and saw what happened
  • The now-dead Compaact! AAC and MP4 encoder by zPlane.development
  • Several older versions of SoloH MPGenc contributed by Mitiok
  • The famous K-Jöfol music player - first to play VQF and only one to play Astrid AAC
That's it for now. I plan to run another update by the end of the year, as a christmas gift for you guys.

See you then!


Wow! A new update at last!

Hello. This update is mainly focused on players. These are the players I'm bringing today for your nostalgic pleasure:

  • Musearc beta
  • NAD player 0.93
  • Sonique 2 alpha - the infamous leaked version
  • XAudio MP3 player 0.9a
  • Yamp player 3.3
Also, I added the Macintosh versions of Daxwav - appropriately called Daxaif - and an older version of WinGOGO.


Please check older news here.

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