Useful Links

Here are some links which may be of interest to existing or prospective audio and video recording software programs users.

Audio related - Very comprehensive wiki guide for MP3 audio Codec.

MP3 is a patented digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression. The use in MP3 of a lossy compression algorithm is designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio for most listeners. - Ogg Vorbis Audio Compression Web Site.

Ogg Vorbis is a compression format for audio files. It is similar to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3. It differs from other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented. An Ogg Vorbis file has a .ogg extension. - FLAC Lossless Audio Codec.

FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. Audio sources encoded to FLAC are typically reduced to 50–60% of their original size. - Monkey's Audio (APE) Lossless Audio Codec

Monkey's Audio is a lossless audio codec. Unlike traditional methods such as mp3 or ogg that permanently discard quality to save space, Monkey's Audio does not loose data during the encoding process, and encoded audio files are typically reduced to about half of their original size. - Internet Radio Broadcast Management Web Sites

LiveWire Broadcast ia an easy-to-use took that allows users to quickly find and listen to over 10,000 Internet radio stations. Users may also access over 4 million clips of various streamed material such as songs, movies, music videos, radio shows, comedy recordings and more.


PC Sound Editing and Mixing Web Sites - GoldWave Inc. is the developer of the GoldWave Digital Audio Editor, for advanced sound editing and manipulation. - Cakewalk develops digital multi-track recording software for the Windows environment.

Video related - Ffdshow is an advanced DirectShow filter and VFW codec that supports many audio and video formats. - This wiki page deals with all questions about the Flash video (FLV) container file format. - Xvid is an open-source research project focusing on video compression and is a collaborative development effort.