The best programs for MP3.
There are many multimedia players capable of manage, organize and play music effectively in digital format but probably iTunes it is the one that best combines ease of use with the number of functions offered. Available free for Mac and Windows, the Apple player supports all major audio file formats (first of all mp3), automatically downloads covers and tags from the Internet, rips music CDs and offers the possibility to buy music legally through the iTunes Store. It is also essential (or almost) if you have an iPhone or iPod and want to easily manage your music on these devices. Download from here.
As the name suggests, MP3 Toolkit is a collection of free tools dedicated to MP3 files. Thanks to this extremely simple to use program, you can convert MP3 to and from WMA, WAV, OGG and AAC file formats, extract audio from videos, rip music CDs to mp3 files, edit mp3 file tags, cut / combine music tracks in mp3 format and make audio recordings to be saved in MP3 format. It also allows you to operate on multiple files simultaneously (batch mode). Download from here.
A program like Audacity it needs no introduction. This is the best free audio editor (and open source) thanks to which it is possible to modify all the main audio file formats (including mp3) having all the basic editing functions available, such as editing, mixing and equalization of music tracks, plus a state-of-the-art set of professional-grade filters and special effects. By default it supports reading but not saving files in mp3 format, to activate the latter you need to install the free plugin Lame MP3. It is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Download from here.
Small, light and handy, mp3DirectCut is the ideal program for all those who wish edit MP3 files without having to juggle too advanced or complicated solutions for audio editing. With mp3DirectCut it is possible to cut, divide and merge mp3 with a few clicks, change the volume of the songs, modify the mp3 tags and apply many other changes to this type of file by acting in direct mode. This means that after making the desired changes, you do not need to recode the file to save the song in mp3 format. 100% free. Download from here.
When listening to music via earphones, there is nothing more annoying than changing the volume between songs. MP3Gain is a practical free program for Windows that allows you to effectively solve this problem by allowing you to level the volume of MP3s on the same threshold as db. The software is extremely simple to use and supports editing hundreds of songs at the same time. It is very fast in processing files as changing the MP3 volume does not require a complete recoding of the songs. Download from here.
Free Video to MP3 Converter
Another program whose name reveals all its main functions. Free Video to MP3 Converter is free software for Windows that allows you to extract audio from video files and convert it to mp3 format giving the user the possibility to configure the characteristics of the output file down to the smallest detail. It is very easy to use and very fast in conversions. Among the supported file formats are: avi, mp4, wmv, webm, rm, 3gp, mov, mpg and many more. Download from here.