Since people continue to often ask about some of these things, and the old Resources thread is rather outdated but gets revived every so often, I went down the list and updated it with more recent information. Feel free to add on if you've got any other things to share. Since I think it fits the general part of this forum better I've posted it here (as I couldn't post in the other area at the time).
Music Production (Paid)
-Magix Music Maker
-AV Linux (for linux)
-KXStudio (for linux)
-In-depth guide on DVD ripping
-Lightworks (Free for now, until end of Beta)
-UbuntuStudio (for linux)
-VideoPad Video Editor
-Final Cut Pro
-Ubuntu Studio - Audio/Video production on Linux
-AllToAvi (free) xSPADEofHEART made a nice tutorial for it
-Freemake Video Converter is a great and easy to use video converter. It's compatible with tons of different video formats.
-Format Factory (free) Great for Video and Audio converting I made a tutorial on it.
-Handbrake is also a free video converter that utilizes the excellent x264 encoder. It's user friendly, but also contains a lot of advanced settings for experienced users.
-Lame Encoder: In the case you can't make MP3 files then GET THIS.
-Media.io: An online audio file converter
-MkvToMp4 is a muxer that can change your MKV's into MP4's without re-encoding. Bare in mind that the video you're trying to change has to be encoded in H.264. Also, in my experience this tool handles subtitles weirdly.
-Zamzar (free web-based app) A great MP3 Converter
View many different encoding on videos.
-List of other used Video Codec
For media playback
First try checking out the SFX Library to see if it may have what you need. If not, then here's some other great sites you can try.
-ArtistServer - Look for 'creative commons' and you'll be set. Not the greatest stuff, but hey, nobody starts out perfect.
-David Beard Music - Here you can get snippets of stuff this guy's composed (wanna hear some Africa?) Might want to stay away from Youtube with these, though.
-Honc - Free legal music downloads, has some great-sounding stuff, but they're bands so don't expect BGM.
-Mfiles - Classical music.
-Mikseri.net - Don't know Finnish? Me neither. From what I can tell, it's pretty diverse, genre-wise.
-Mirsoft - Game music collection. They also have a great list of game music sites here, of which I plucked out a Commodore64 site and FFShrine.
-Newgrounds Audio Portal
-Misantrof - Full of the lovely stylings of Norwegian anti-commercial screamo bands, origin of such unforgettable tunes as 'Violent Sign Language' and 'Daterape Bonanza'. (I'm sure this will be useful to someone, somewhere.)
-triple j - It seems they're mostly Australian, but hey, there's nothing wrong with that. Like other artists, they may not want you taking their songs without their permission, but at least they're offering to let you download them for free. Pretty catchy too. Again, they're bands, so only if you want vocals.
-AegiSub - A free easy to use program, with a simple interface.
-Subtitle Workshop - Free
-Swift Create - Paid
-Movie Captioner - Paid
Various file zipping programs
Everyone likes putting files online, so here's a list of various free and paid places you should check out.
Each of these allows various file types, and various sizes (ranging from 100MB to 2GB)
-Audiofarm (audio only)
Some reliable and cheap ones, are:
-1 & 1
Voice Acting Resource Sites
Other VA related sites for both paid and ava work and information.
-Voice Acting Club
-Voice-Overs.com (A discussion forum for the voiceover industry)
-BBC – Voices
-International Dialects of English Archive
-The Speech Accent Archive
-Text To Speech
-BangZoom!: Adventures in Voice Acting Workshops
-Brain Tracks Audio
-Classes with Crispin Freeman
-On The Mic
Other Resource Forums
Voice Over Rates
Since people ask about these a lot here's a page on Voice123 that gives a bit of an idea. Most of the time though you as a producer can decide on what you think is fair depending on budget.
-khaliqovision's channel - This guy's got lots of tips for recording/editing while trying not to be too technical.
-Home Studio Tips
-Anime Transcripts Wiki
-Edge Studio Script Lib
-Voice123 Script Bank
-Colin's Movie Monologue Page
Spyware / Malware Removal
Help to remove nasty things that like to invade your computer
-SpyBot Search and Destroy
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