Here are some essential tools that traders might find useful.
VLC Media Player
This nifty piece of software will pretty much play any kind of video or audio file you load without any additional codecs. Great for playing DVD’s, especially ones that aren’t properly authored and may have problems.
Media Player Classic
Alternative to VLC, plays pretty much any media file. Might require a codec pack for more exotic file formats.
Popular music player with lot’s of features and almost endless customization.
One of the best file compressors in the world, supports all popular compressing formats as well as it’s own 7z format which is highly superior to anything else at the moment.
Popular file compressor, best used for rar files. It also supports other formats.
Popular file compressor, best used for zip files. It also supports other formats.
Can be used to normalize MP3 files without altering the actual sound quality.
Fixes common errors in MP3 files.
Common file splitter used to split up large files in parts.
Exact Audio Copy
The standard in audio ripping. It’s really for advanced users but you’ll get the best results.
Trader’s Little Helper
Encode/decode audio, test and verify files, displays audio information and more.
Best free open source audio editor available today.
Medieval CUE Splitter
This little app will split your FLAC files, or generate a cue sheet.