VLC media player is a multimedia player, framework, streamer, and encoder. It can play inputs like files, network streams, DVDs, audio CDs, Blu-Rays, capture devices, and screens. It can play most audio and video codecs and formats (MPEG 1/2/4, H264, VC-1, DivX, WMV, Vorbis, AC3, AAC, MKV, etc.), but can also be used to convert to different formats and/or send streams through the network.
Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats from CDs or files. When extracting audio from CDs, it uses cdparanoia. Once the audio is extracted, it can generate audio in over 20 compressed and uncompressed formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, Apple Lossless, Speex, AIFF, and WAVE. It can also convert from one format to another. For many popular formats the artist and album metadata is transferred seamlessly between the old and new files. Max is integrated with FreeDB to permit automatic retrieval of CD information. For MP3, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and Apple Lossless files, it will write this metadata to the output.
Synergy is a tiny Cocoa application for Mac OS X 10.2 (and later) that puts three buttons to control iTunes in your menubar: previous track, next track, and play/pause. It also provides you with visual feedback about the currently playing tune and allows you to control iTunes via system-wide hot key combinations. These features provide a very fast way of skipping between songs when using the keyboard or the mouse, without having to switch to iTunes or access its Dock menu.
DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in "iTunes" right on your desktop. The lyrics for the song have to be set in iTunes; DesktopLyrics does nothing to fetch them if they aren't available in iTunes. If you don't want to set all your lyrics manually, you can use an application like "Harmonic".
AudioSlicer is a Cocoa GUI application that finds all silences in an audio file and allows you to split it into several smaller audio files and to name/tag them properly. While most other tools split automatically according to certain criteria, AudioSlicer shows you all silences within a certain range of duration. You can then listen and decide whether you want to split there. The splitting is done without loss; there is no decoding and re-encoding of audio data.
Boom Recorder is a software field audio-recorder. It can be used in combination with high-resolution audio hardware, intended to be used to record live stage and film set performances. It support 16, 24, and 32 bit sample formats, high sample frequencies, and 128 channel recording. It is able to decode time code signals that are fed to any audio channel, and will add this and other metadata as iXML in BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) and CAF (Core Audio Format) files.
Music Box is a handy database for your music files. If you have a large collection of them, it will help you to organize and keep them in order. Tracks can be grouped by artist, album, genre, volume, or category. Tracks can be organized into as many categories and subcategories as you need. A search function allows you to find the CD or DVD on which you stored your tracks. Music Box reads and edits the metadata information of the tracks (ID3 tags, iTunes AAC tags, etc.). The MP3, AAC, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, Monkey's Audio, and FLAC formats are supported. Music Box's data can be exported to HTML, text, or XML.