Free your iPod with Rockbox

Categories: Audio and Video OS
One of the reasons why I don’t like iPods is the entire philosophy of having everything closed and according to the likes of Apple. But, fortunately the open source community is too awesome and have developed a firmware that we can install on several different audio devices. Rockbox is a bit like an operating system for portable media players. You can install it on several different devices from the following manufactures: Apple, Archos, SanDisk, Toshiba, iriver, and more.

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open source DJ Mixxx

Categories: Audio and Video
Mixxx is an open source DJ tool that can be useful for amateurs and professionals. This multi-platform program is loaded with features such as: beat estimation for you to know which songs that have a better sync match; adjust tempo without distorting music’s pitch; visual wave forms display; support for many different gears such as DJ consoles and MIDI devices; adjust the song’s low, mid, and high ranges; and more!

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rip CDs with CDex

Categories: Audio and Video CD and DVD
[Windows] If you want to store your CDs into your hard drive, you can start ripping them using CDex. I always like to convert my audio CDs into files so I can listen to the songs easily on my mp3 player and even to guarantee I’ll always have a copy in hand if I lend the CD to someone or it gets lost somewhere around the house. CDex streamlines well this process by extracting the audio from the CD and converting it automatically to mp3, ogg, or WAV formats while storing ID3 tags.

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