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FFmpeg

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FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library.

Emailchemy

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Emailchemy is a tool for email conversion, email migration and management of email archives. Import and export any email anywhere.

DocMorph: Electronic Document Conversion

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The U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM) document conversion tools make the exchange and use of biomedical library electronic information easier for librarians, library users, and the general public. The DocMorph Web site and MyMorph software are two free conversion tools that allow users to convert more than 50 types of files into alternative, usable formats.

Easy CD-DA Extractor

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Easy CD-DA Extractor is CD Ripper, Music Converter, Audio Converter, Metadata Editor, and CD/DVD burning software.

DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) 1.1

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Version 1.1 is an enhanced version of the software tool developed by The National Archives to perform automated batch identification of file formats.

dBpoweramp Music Converter (dMC)

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dBpoweramp Music Converter (dMC) is an audio conversion tool.

DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) DBF

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DANS DBF Library is a Java library for reading and writing xBase database files.

ImageMagick Compare Command-Line Tool

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Use the compare program to mathematically and visually annotate the difference between an image and its reconstruction. 

Chilkat Software

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Chilkat Software develops, markets, and sells software components and libraries.

CDS Convert

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CDS Convert is a suite of tools that allow conversion of documents, presentations and images between different software formats.

catdoc & xls2csv

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catdoc is a program that reads one or more Microsoft Word files and outputs text to standard output. It does the same work for .doc files as the Unix cat command for plain ASCII files. It is now accompanied by xls2csv - a program that converts Excel spreadsheets into comma-separated value files - and catppt - a utility to extract textual information from Powerpoint files.

Audio/Video to WAV Converter

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This tool converts audio and video files to WAV format. With the built-in multimedia player, you can preview the media file, set start time and end time, and convert any audio section of the file without quality loss.

Antiword

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Antiword is a free MS Word reader for Linux and RISC OS. Antiword converts the binary files from Word 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003 to plain text and to PostScript.

activePDF

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activePDF, Inc. is a leading provider of PDF creation, conversion and development tools.

GNU Diffutils

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GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.

How To Read Compound Document Properties Directly with VC++

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You can retrieve compound document properties from a document using standard interfaces without the server running or even being installed.

Tree

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Tree displays the directory structure of a path or of the disk in a drive graphically.

Xpdf

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Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

PANIC (Preservation Web Service Architecture for New Media and Interactive Collections)

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The PANIC project is one of the current research activities being undertaken by the MAENAD group at DSTC. The goal is to provide an Integrated Preservation Framework.

MP3::Tag

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MP3::Tag is a module for reading tags of MP3 audio files.

METAe - Meta Data Engine

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The METAe engine is designed as a comprehensive software package for digitising books and journals with a minimum of effort and a maximum of automation and effectiveness.

Metadata System Tools

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This page links to various metadata tools.

Metadata Extraction Tool

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The Metadata Extraction Tool was developed by the National Library of New Zealand to programmatically extract preservation metadata from a range of file formats like PDF documents, image files, sound files Microsoft office documents, and many others.

GNU libextractor

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Karen’s Directory Printer

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Karen's Directory Printer can print the name of every file on a drive, along with the file's size, date and time of last modification, and attributes (Read-Only, Hidden, System and Archive).

XMP metadata support in JabRef

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With XMP support the JabRef team tries to bring the advantages of metadata to the world of reference managers. You can now choose to "Write XMP" metadata in the General Tab of JabRef, which will put all the Bibtex information into the PDF. If you then email this PDF to a collegue she can just drag the file into JabRef and all information that you entered will be available to her.

Image-ExifTool

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The Image-ExifTool offers a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in image, audio and video files.

GetDriveInfo2

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GetDriveInfo2 is a Win32 program that examines the optical and removable media drives currently mounted on a computer, and returns information about those devices (in the case of optical devices it also returns information about the any media currently mounted in the device). Output is returned as XML, though it can optionally be formatted as human readable.

USGS Formal metadata: information and software

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This page links to information and tools from the USGS.

Exiv2

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Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command line utility to manage image metadata. It provides fast and easy read and write access to the Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata of images in various formats.

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