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Traders of lossless compressed audio files (e.g. ape, flac, mkw, or shn files) have to handle a lot of different applications to decode, encode, create/verify checksums, fix sector boundary errors, or create torrent files. Moreover most of the tools used are command-line programs requiring a deeper knowledge of how to use various parameters. Trader's Little Helper bundles the most important features of those applications in one single easy-to-use frontend.
-  Encoding of wav files to ape, flac, shn and mp3 format
-  Re-encoding of flac files
-  Decoding of ape, flac, mkw, shn, mp2 and mp3 files to wav format
-  Direct conversion of ape, flac, mkw and shn files to flac or mp3 format
-  Test of audio files encoded in ape, flac, shn and mkw format
-  Verification of cfp, ffp, md5, sfv and st5 checksum files
-  Creation of cfp, ffp, md5, sfv and st5 checksum files
-  Display of audio file properties (ape, flac, shn, mkw and wav files)
-  Fixing of sector boundary errors that come with ape, flac, shn, mkw, wav and mp3 files
-  Removal of extra RIFF chunks in audio files
-  Rewriting of WAVE headers to canonical format
-  Creation of skt files for non-seekable shn files
-  Test of wav files for mp3 source
-  Creation of torrent files
-  Display of the information encoded in torrent files
-  Hashing of torrent files against local filesets or files
-  Drag & Drop functionality for all supported file types
-  Integration into Windows Explorer
-  Check for update function
System requirements
Windows XP or higher
Freeware for non-commercial use
Robert Hoffmann
   #1: final release
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2.8.4 (Build 185)  
October 15, 2020
2,04 MB
In most parts Trader's Little Helper acts as a frontend for the free console applications aucdtect.exe, flac.exe, lame.exe, mac.exe, metaflac.exe, mkwcon.exe, shntool.exe, and shorten.exe. Suitable releases of these files are included in the setup file.
Do not replace any of the console applications installed by the setup file with older or newer releases. This may cause Trader's Little Helper to malfunction.
Trader's Little Helper is neither able to display Unicode filenames nor able to process files with Unicode filenames.
   #2: development build
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3.0.0 Alpha 1 (Build 201)  
July 18, 2022
12,1 MB
Alpha/beta releases of Trader's Little Helper 3.0.0 will be installed and can be used in parallel with an already installed pre-3.0.0 final release of TLH.
Many functions are not implemented yet. At least there is a user manual.
This release is not intended for people who want to try Trader's Little Helper for the very first time but for experienced TLH users who want to test pre-final releases of the program. Any comments, suggestions, requests, bugs reports, questions, whatever, would be greatly appreciated.

  Last Update: 
  July 18, 2022
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