Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws.
 
Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
 
The passing of an unjust law is the suicide of authority.
 
American Roman Catholic Herarchy - Feb. 1920

Audio Software

1by1 - Directory player

1by1 is a small and fast audio player. It directly plays and streams any music files within a folder.
http://mpesch3.de/tutstream.html

Audacity

A full featured Audio Editor
http://web.audacityteam.org/
Manual:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/
Downloads:
http://web.audacityteam.org/download/

CDex Audio CD-Ripper

Convert music CDs to MP3's (LAME encoder) and FLAC
http://cdex.mu/
http://cdex.mu/?q=download
Note: Needs ASPI Drivers for Win XP
Download ASPI Driver

dBpowerAmp Music Converter

Swiss Army Knife of audio conversion programs. One of the best commercial products out there particularly the reference version.
https://www.dbpoweramp.com/
DBpoweramp Music Converter 10.0 (Last Freeware Version.)
Download dMC-10.zip
Download additional codecs from Codec Central at
https://www.dbpoweramp.com/legacy/codec-central-legacy.htm

FooBar 2000

Strange name, awesome music player. How a music player should be; small, modular, customizable and versatile.
http://www.foobar2000.org/

fre:ac - free audio converter

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. Windows, Mac and Linux
https://www.freac.org/
https://www.freac.org/index.php/en/downloads-mainmenu-33

MP3 Direct Cut

Edit MP3 music files (Cut, Copy, Paste Sections of MP3) no re-encoding, so original sound quality is maintained.
http://mpesch3.de/index.html
Download
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4668.html

MP3tag

A user-friendly and versatile tool for re-tagging music files of all main types.
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html
Version for Windows XP and up.
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html

XLD - X Lossless Decoder

MAC OS only. Lossless audio decoder/player that supports the following file formats: .flac, .ogg, .ape, .wv and WAV. Requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
http://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html