This time around, just a simple update to wrap up 2017. Have some lovely
holidays! See you all again in 2018!
These are the updates:
- Sonic Foundry SoftEncode AC3 encoder
- RKau lossless compressor
- Emagic Zap lossless compressor
- Iomega RecordIt MP2 recorder
- Several versions of Apollo (thanks to Thundik81)
- A few extra PlusV tools
File dates and MP3 encoders
I did some serious research these last few weeks, trying to obtain information as
accurate as possible for the dates displayed for each file (that information will
come handy for some site improvements I've been planning).
I researched release notes, readmes, zip file timestamps, and even PE timestamps,
and hopefully the pages now portray as accurately as possible what was released
Also, I decided to upload/update several MP3 encoders this time around:
If you have LAME versions not featured at the LAME page, please submit them!
- Sound Limit MP3 encoder
- Audioactive Production Studio and Player
- YunaSoft MP3 Encoder (actually a FhG ACM codec frontend)
- Some Blade versions that I found lying around in my HDDs
- Also, an 8hz-mp3 version of the same origin
- Ditto for another SoloH version
- Several new versions of FhG MP3 Surround tools, and a Winamp plugin
- A new(er) version of SCMPX
GitHub and players
This is the first update where ReallyRareWares development and changes are being versioned
at GitHub. This won't make
much of a difference to visitors, but should help streamline site maintenance.
Of course, feel free to submit pull requests... ;-)
And these are the updates, this time around focused on players:
I'm interested in filling up the Apollo page with more versions. If you have them lying
around, please get in touch! (check the About page)
- iMPload complete MP3pro music player/ripper/manager
- Dice VQF player (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- More versions of Apollo contributed by [JAZ]
- NAD MP3 player v1.0 (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- Two AMP-based MP3 players for Win32 (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- MP3 to EXE, which converts MP3 files into standalone players
More screenshots and nice updates
I added screenshots to most (all?) graphical programs in ReallyRareWares. Some are bland,
some are amazing, several are just horrid. Have fun perusing them!
Besides the screenshots, these are the novelties:
- A page for FhG MP3 Sourround (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- A page for FhG mp3HD hybrid compressor (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- A page for the super obscure ALF2 CD codec (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- Lots of old Foobar2000 versions (thanks to Thundik81)
- SoundApp player and converter for classic Mac OS
- LTAC/LPAC lossless compressors
This update includes something I have been meaning to add to RRW for years: screenshots!
Check the pages of your favorite graphical applications (I do not see much point in adding
screenshots of command line applications), maybe there will be a screenshot there. I have not
yet uploaded screenshots for all apps, those will probably come in the next update.
Besides the screenshots, this is what has been added/updated:
- A page for the MP3 PlusV encoder (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- A page for the AMP MP3 decoder - famously used in early versions of Winamp (thanks to Martin Guy)
- Apollo MP3 player (thanks to [Jaz])
- Several VQF updates: NTT player and VQF SDK, Yamaha player and another version of the encoder
- Xing MP3 player
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:
Hope you enjoy the updates, and please keep those rare pieces of software coming!
- 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
Time to get things moving again
After more than ten years of inactivity, I believe it is about time to bring
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 major cleanup. Replaced dead links with 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
example, the FhG MP3 Surround and CodingTechnologies MP3pro encoders.
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 tools available here (EAC,
Thank you for your patience all those years!
Please check older news here.