Products of James Chapman
FLAC is a lossless codec, meaning no audio quality is lost whilst compressing (unlike lossy codecs such as mp3 which throw audio data away), audio compressed to a lossless codec will be decoded identical to the source, think of it as zip for audio. All lossless codecs compress around 2:1 or 4:1 at best, a 3 minute audio track will be around 18.
Freeware download of dBpowerAMP FLAC Codec 4.0.2, size
A simple audio capture tool with timed recording and file splitting features, supporting direct encoding to Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA & WAV formats. Source code is included. (for Windows 9x/2000/XP, updated 17 December 2004, requires Microsoft DirectX version 8 or later).
Freeware download of VURecorder 1 1, size