Easily Access Media Info With MediaTab


MediaTab (version:1.2) is a simple freeware that provides information about many media files.  The feature that makes it easier to use is that it integrates with Windows Explorer.

MediaTab is based on the more widely used MediaInfo and instead of being a standalone program all is does is add a tab to the right click menu, that is a new MediaTab tab is added to the Properties window. Formats supported are numerous and include the likes of 3gp, asf, avi,divx, dpg, eac3, evo, f4v, flac, h264, m4a, mks, mkv, mov,mp3, mp4, mpc, mpeg, mpg, ogg, qt, ra, rm, swf, tp, vob, wav, wma and wmv.

The info provided in both text and tree formats is also extensive with the likes (as applicable) of file name, location, release date, duration, codecs, bit rate, resolution, metatags, encoded library and lots more. An advanced setting adds additional information like frame count, stream size, audio profile and others.

The information can be exported into a text or html file or copied to the clipboard in text, bbcode or two kinds of html (table with or without headers) files.

MediaTab runs on XP and newer on both 32bit and 64bit PCs.

Giveaway: 1AVCapture Capture Audio Video

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The price of 1AVCaptue is $59.95 the software allows you to capture images, record video with audio, record audio alone and it can record and broadcast any possible combination of audio video sources your PC has.


1AVCapture can record and broadcast from any audio video source combination including audio alone. 1AVCapture records audio to wav, wma and mp3, and it records video to avi and wmv.

If you can hear and/or see and hear something on your computer then you can record a high quality copy of it with 1AVCapture.

1AVCapture supports all Windows Media Encoder profiles including the newest Microsoft Express Encoder. So you can have full control over encoding properties and you an make tests quickly to the audio video compression choice.

Whatever 1AVCapture can capture it an also broadcast it so you an use it to broadcast your screen or your webcam and even include the embed code inside your web page on your web site.

1AVCapture is the ultimate audio video capture & broadcast solution. It will run on 2000/XP/2003/Media Center/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 and requires at least a 1.3gHz processor and 256MB of memory.

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MP3 Toolkit: Freeware All In One Audio Utility

MP3 Toolkit is a freeware utility with a useful number of tools for working with MP3s and audio files in general.

MP3 Toolkit

The welcome screen is a shortcut to all the tools. These are MP3 Converter, CD to MP3 Ripper, MP3 Tag Editor, MP3 Merger, MP3 Editor, MP3 Cutter and MP3 Recorder.

The first, MP3 Converter, prompts the user to add individual or a folder of audio or music files and then the options to convert them to or from MP3s. Relevant settings for the conversion process are Bitrate (Kbps), Rate (Hz) and the option to output in either mono or stereo. It addition to WAV, FLAC, MP3 and OGG there is also FLAC, AAC, AC3 and AMR support.

CD to MP3 Ripper simply prompts the user to insert a CD which is to be ripped and converted to MP3s.

MP3 Tag Editor is more feature rich. Load MP3(s) to edit, add or remove tags. It is possible to clean file names for some naming consistency and to generate file names based on song, album, directory and other information. There is also support for ID3, v1.1 and v2.x.

MP3 Merger can combine files into one and supports WAV, FLAC, MP3 and OGG files.

MP3 Cutter is intended for creating ringtones. Load an audio file, press play, use the marked buttons to choose the start and end points. Finally click save to save the chosen section as MP3, WMA, AVI or AMR.

MP3 Toolkit

MP3 Recorder lets the user set a Sample Rate (32000, 44100 or 48000) and  Bitrate and then start recording. This works for voice recording and depending on the PC sound card for capturing system sounds as well.

In addition to the audio formats listed above MP3 Toolkit can capture audio from other file formats such as FLV, MP4, M4V, M4P, MOV, M4A, MPG, RM, SWF and WMV. MP3 Toolkit should work on Windows 2000 and above.

Freeware Shorts: Winyl Skinnable Audio Player

Winyl (Version: 2.50 as of this post) is an audio player and an audio organizer as well. It lets the user organize files or songs by rating and other categories and also create playlists. Those playlists can be dynamic, that is they can be based on song ratings for example.
It strives to use little system resources plus it is skinnable and supports album art images. As of this post a few skins are available with the download and at the program author’s forums. Supported file formats include the usual MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, M4A and others.