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SuperEasy Codec Checker Just Makes VLC Look Better

This freebie is ad-ridden and has only one potentially useful trick up its sleeve.

Microsoft Officially Kills Zune

Microsoft will focus on Windows Phone 7 as its primary MP3 player.


Audio Converter Fre:ac Provides Great Control Over File Conversions

Formerly bonkenc, audio converter fre:ac is free, offers granular control over output, and provides a command line option.

Freemake Audio Converter Converts Almost All Audio Formats

Quite possibly the best free audio converter available, Freemake Audio Converter is certainly the easiest to use.

Facebook Could be Eyeing Deeper TV, Music Partnerships

The moves would be in line with a long string of feature changes since Google+ came onto the social scene in June.

HTC Sensation XE: First Smartphone With Dr. Dre's Beats Audio

When used with Beats headphones, the Sensation XE automatically switches to a high-quality personalized sound profile.


How to Get Free Music From the iTunes Music Store

Tired of paying for music? You can find a bunch of free songs hiding in plain sight in the iTunes Music Store.


Do More in Chrome Than Browse: 12 Free Fun Apps

We've rounded up 12 great apps available for the Chrome browser that let you play games, stream movies and music, and even figure out what's for dinner--all without downloading anything.


SRS Audio Essentials Enhances Sound to Awesome (but Addictive) Standards

Add life, bass, and clarity to your music and video playback with SRS Audio Essentials.

Booktrack Thinks E-Books Need Sound Effects and Soundtracks

Do e-books need sound effects? One startup, Booktrack, thinks so.