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Last update: 2019-11-04

Providing really hard to
find pieces of software
since 2003-12-03



foobar2000 and HTTPS

This time around I uploaded dozens and dozens of foobar2000 versions, from the 0.9, 1.0, 1.1, and part of 1.2 series.

Hopefully soon I'll find time to upload stuff that was released in the 1.3 and 1.4 series, as well as the rest of 1.2 (but considering I took more than one year to come up with this update... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

Additionally, ReallyRareWares pages are now securely served through SSL/TLS thanks to a brand new cryptographic certificate, courtesy of the fine people at Let's Encrypt. You can rest calm in the knowledge that your downloads are not being tampered by evil hackers while in transit to your computer.


Site fixes and a few updates

This update focuses on fixing several parts of the website, namely:

  • The screenshot thumbnails (they used to only get resized in Chrome, now they also work on Firefox, Edge, etc)
  • Units are correctly named (kB instead of Kb)
  • Consistency improvements all over the site
  • Several small bugs and grammar errors
And these are the software updates:
  • Several versions of l3enc that were missing. Have fun if you are still using Irix!
  • A few more recent versions of foobar2000 (thanks to mezenga)
  • CoolEdit version 1.5.2
  • An even older version of DOSamp - 0.4


Finally another update

More than four months since the last update, here comes another one.

I would like to remind RRW visitors that I depend on your contributions to keep adding obscure software to this website - my personal collection of oddities is all but already featured in its entirety here.

So, if you have something you believe might be of interest to be preserved here, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

And these are the updates:

  • Métis MP3 player (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • Another MP3 to EXE converter (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • WWV - Women, Whisky and VQF! (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • Apollo plugins for several formats
  • Another version of Yamaha SoundVQ Encoder (thanks to Sebastian Knop)


The first update in 2018

Time to get things rolling in this new year!

This time around I updated:

  • RealJukebox music player/manager
  • MpegDJ Encoder
  • Ultimate [MP1/2/3] Encoder
  • EncSpot Pro MP3 analyzer
  • AT&T a2b music (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • A few more WavPack versions (thanks to David Bryant)


Happy holidays!

This time around, just a simple update to wrap up 2017. Have some lovely holidays! See you all again in 2018!

These are the updates:

  • Sonic Foundry SoftEncode AC3 encoder
  • RKau lossless compressor
  • Emagic Zap lossless compressor
  • Iomega RecordIt MP2 recorder
  • Several versions of Apollo (thanks to Thundik81)
  • A few extra PlusV tools


File dates and MP3 encoders

I did some serious research these last few weeks, trying to obtain information as accurate as possible for the dates displayed for each file (that information will come handy for some site improvements I've been planning).

I researched release notes, readmes, zip file timestamps, and even PE timestamps, and hopefully the pages now portray as accurately as possible what was released when.

Also, I decided to upload/update several MP3 encoders this time around:

  • Sound Limit MP3 encoder
  • Audioactive Production Studio and Player
  • YunaSoft MP3 Encoder (actually a FhG ACM codec frontend)
  • Some Blade versions that I found lying around in my HDDs
  • Also, an 8hz-mp3 version of the same origin
  • Ditto for another SoloH version
  • Several new versions of FhG MP3 Surround tools, and a Winamp plugin
  • A new(er) version of SCMPX
If you have LAME versions not featured at the LAME page, please submit them!


GitHub and players

This is the first update where ReallyRareWares development and changes are being versioned at GitHub. This won't make much of a difference to visitors, but should help streamline site maintenance.

Of course, feel free to submit pull requests... ;-)

And these are the updates, this time around focused on players:

  • iMPload complete MP3pro music player/ripper/manager
  • Dice VQF player (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • More versions of Apollo contributed by [JAZ]
  • NAD MP3 player v1.0 (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • Two AMP-based MP3 players for Win32 (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • MP3 to EXE, which converts MP3 files into standalone players
I'm interested in filling up the Apollo page with more versions. If you have them lying around, please get in touch! (check the About page)

Please check older news here.

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