The holidays update
To close this year, a nice little update to wrap up 2020 and hope
for a better 2021: the Liquid Audio encoders and players, what we
had to put up with to enjoy a little AAC in the late nineties.
Big thanks to Max Telkov for contributing these! See you all in 2021.
Another bunch of goodies
An update with several goodies provided by Martin Wagner and
other lovely visitors of ReallyRareWares!
Also, I added information about each lossless compressor's performance,
with plans to soon add several formats missing from the list. My so-called
"limited tests" consist of compressing Bob Dylan's album The Times They
Are A-Changin' and comparing how each compressor performs.
- Electronic Cosmo MP3 encoder (thanks to Stefan)
- EAQUAL objective audio quality measurement tool (thanks to Martin Wagner)
- WinMusic audio player for Win3.1
- Several Gogo versions (thanks to Martin Wagner)
- Tag and Wapet taggers (thanks to includemeout)
- Psytel AACenc Public Evaluation Versions (thanks to Martin Wagner)
Another quarantine update
It seems the quarantines here in Brazil will never end (5th month
already), so here are a few updates to try and keep spirits high:
- Sony SonicStage
- ACM Station ACM codec frontend
- EncSpot 0.9 (thanks to includemeout)
- A handful of very early Apollo versions
- Nullsoft DOSamp 0.7 + DOSamp Extender
- CoolEdit 1.30A
Just another update
An update with an assortment of new goodies, most of them
contributed by the lovely RRW visitors:
- Shorten lossless compressor and mkwACT (thanks to Marco Pontello)
- MP3 Jukebox - a featureful player for Win 3.1 (thanks to Arthurro Ludvicco)
- MixMP3 line-in recorder (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
- Real Jukebox Plus (thanks (?) to Richard Birch)
- More versions of Nero AAC Encoder (thanks to Martin Wagner)
- YAMP 3.2 (thanks to Daniel Kozar)
- Other versions of Blade for Mac OS Classic
Special Mac OS Classic update
I came across an impressive cache of vintage Mac OS audio
software, so I decided to dedicate this update to the early
days of audio encoding on the Macintosh. Check these out:
- MPecker/MPegger/N2MP3 encoders
- MPEGAudioCreator - the CD ripper that became AudioCatalyst
- AudioActive player
- Older versions of AudioCatalyst
- Iomega RecordIt
- Two full versions of Emagic Zap lossless compressor
The quarantine update
Time for another update, to entertain the RRW fans during these
hard quarantine days. This is what I got for you:
I also updated several screenshots, trying to show how the programs
looked in real-world usage and not just "out of the box".
- A whole new page dedicated to FhG codecs - for ACM and QT
- nyaochi's ACMENC ACM codec frontend
- Another version of Nero AAC Encoder, contributed by Michael Leimer
- Better text and another Musearc version for its page
- Super old Apollo 9, contributed by Daniel Kozar
- K-Jöfol 0.5, also contributed by Daniel Kozar
Long time RRW contributor Zachary Jelesoff dusted off his old
storage media and contributed lots of rare exhibitions for our
museum, so this update is dedicated to his honor.
And these are the updates:
Also, I added to the SoundVQ page a mail exchange (also provided
by Zachary) between Yamaha and K-Jöfol developer Christophe
Thibault that demonstrates Yamaha's short-sightedness promoting
their own format.
- MicroHof MP3 Player
- Thirteen Apollo versions!
- CoolEdit 1.53
- LAME 3.97 for DOS
Special Carnival update!
In honor of the general chaos and debauchery of Carnival, which is
starting in Brazil today, I added three new pages to RRW.
The first features AudioCatalyst, a very popular CD ripper/MP3
encoder in the late nineties and early 2000s.
In a nostalgic twist, the second page is for the first MP3 encoder
I used extensively: MP3 Compressor.
And the third page is for DropMP3. To the best of my knowledge,
the only free implementation of LAME in the Mac OS Classic.
Talking about Mac OS Classic, I added several programs for this
platform: Mac versions of SoundVQ, QDesign encoder and SoundAPP.
The Mac edition of AudioCatalyst has also been uploaded. And of
course, several new screenshots since command line was not even
an option in Mac OS!
Finally, I added another version of LBpack and same for Blade. And
Zachary sent an even older version of AT&T a2b music player,
God only knows why...
Please check older news here.