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{{intro|This page provides links to projects and products that are related in functionality to Audacity.<p>As these are all Open Source projects the applications are all free to download and use. </p>|}}
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{{ednote|'''Peter 15Dec16:''' Apart from the Sourceforge listings there is no reciprocity, no quid pro quo, that I can ascertain on any of these sites that we link to.  None of them sems to carry any link back to us nor even a mention of us.
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*Part of the problem with listing links like these is that such pages require very regular maintenance to ensure that the links are stiil working and that the sites are still active and the projects/products maintained.  My recent examination of the Audacity Website (from which this page is cloned) shows that such maintenance has probably not neen taking place on the Website.
 
*'''James wrote by email 14Dec16:''' ''"Peter, I think the bigger picture is that we want to support the Open Source eco system, and '''Mixxx, Ardour, Blender, VLC Media Player''' are all part of that.  ...  I'm OK with the info moving to a wiki page ... "''
 
**'''Gale replied by email 14Dec16:''' ''"On the whole I think there may be a case for moving most of those links to Wiki and doing away with that Links page."''  See Talk page [[Talk:Other Open Source Audio and Audio-Visual Software]] for Gale's further extensive feedback.
 
***'''Buanzo replied by email 14Dec16:''' ''"That page could very well redirect to appropiately wiki page."'' - Peter: Indeed it could but I think it would be better to dprecate it, it really doesn't belong under "About Audacity" it's not '''"about"''' Audacity per se.
 
***'''Gale:''' ''"Right now it couldn't because we have "specific tasks" and "other apps" on Wiki split into separate pages. But of course there could be a new Wiki "landing page"."'' - Peter: Indeed like this one ...
 
***'''Steve:''' ''"I don't think that the website "About" section is the best place for a page of links to other projects, as it is not "about Audacity" (which I would assume the "About" section should be about ;-)  A links page on the wiki sounds like a good idea."''
 
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==Other Open Source Audio Software==
 
==Other Open Source Audio Software==
*'''[http://ardour.org/ Ardour]''' is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW). On Windows and Mac, binaries are paid for, but there is also a free demo version that inserts periodic silence. 
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===[http://sox.sourceforge.net/ SoX]===
*'''[http://www.mixxx.org Mixxx]''' is free cross-platform digital DJ mixing software with features like automatic BPM matching and seamless looping.
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SOX (Sound Exchange) is a great command-line tool for converting between different audio formats and applying certain effects.
*[http://www.opensourcepartners.nl/~costar/gramofile/ GramoFile] is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.
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*[http://cdexos.sourceforge.net CDex] is a free CD ripper for Microsoft Windows.
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===[http://timidity.sourceforge.net/ TiMidity]===
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TiMidity can turn a MIDI file into a wav file that can then be edited with Audacity. The application is '''Open Source'''.  An easy to install Windows version of Timidity is available {{external|[http://ocmnet.com/saxguru/Timidity.htm here]}}.
*'''Ardour''' Site looks up-to-date and well tended -also now says it supports Windows
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*'''Mixxx''' DJ s/w Site looks reasonably up-to-date (copyright notice is stuck at 2015) nice-looking site
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You can use soundfonts from sites like {{external|[http://freepats.opensrc.org/ Freepats]}} (which has Open Source sound samples and soundfonts) to customize instrument sounds in Timidity.
*'''GramoFile''' Site looks reasonably up-to-date (but dull): "Current version: 1.6(P) - Page last updated: 2001/05/23"
 
*'''CDex''' Site looks up-to-date: "New stable version: CDex 1.81 released Fri, 04/22/2016"
 
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===More free audio software at SourceForge.net===
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To create MIDI and karaoke files yourself, you can use some of the abc notation tools such as {{external|[http://abc.sourceforge.net abc2midi]}}. Other abc notation tools let you convert midi back to abc (midi2abc) or create sheet music (abcm2ps) for viewing and printing.
*[http://sourceforge.net/directory/audio-video/sound/audio-editors/freshness:recently-updated/ Audio Editors]
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{{note|Note that this application was last updated in 2004, so it may no longer be being actively supported or developed. }}
*[http://sourceforge.net/directory/audio-video/sound/audio-capture/freshness:recently-updated/ Audio Capture/Recording]
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{{tip|TiMidity is currently required on Linux if you wish to play Note tracks (MIDI and Allegro files) with Audacity.<p>See: [[Enabling Note Track playback on Linux]].</p> }}
*[http://sourceforge.net/directory/audio-video/sound/analysis/freshness:recently-updated/ Audio Analysis]
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{{note|Audacity tops each of these three lists.  Note carefully that the version of Audacity is 2.1.0 though, which is now well out of date and was long ago superseded. The latest version of Audacity can be downloaded from the [http://www.audacityteam.org/download/ Audacity Website Download page]. }}
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===[http://www.mixxx.org Mixxx]===
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Mixx is free cross-platform digital DJ mixing software with features like automatic BPM matching and seamless looping.
*'''Audio Editors'''
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*'''Audio Capture/Recording'''
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===[http://www.opensourcepartners.nl/~costar/gramofile/ GramoFile]===
*'''Audio Analysis'''
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Gramofile is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.
Audacity is in each of these three lists and comes top by a factor of at least 10x over its nearest neighbour. The version of Audacity is 2.1.0 though, there is a URL listed for our pukka download page on our website but it is not a clickable link.
 
*Do we still want to promote SourceForge like this, given that a) thet no longer properly host Audacity and b) the version of Audacity thay have is well out of date?
 
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==Open Source Audio-Visual Software==
 
==Open Source Audio-Visual Software==
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*'''[http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC media player]''' is a free, cross-platform media player for most audio and video files as well as DVD, Audio CD and VCD. VLC can also send, save and convert [http://www.videolan.org/streaming-features.html audio and video streams].
 
*'''[http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC media player]''' is a free, cross-platform media player for most audio and video files as well as DVD, Audio CD and VCD. VLC can also send, save and convert [http://www.videolan.org/streaming-features.html audio and video streams].
 
*[http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/ MediaInfo] is a free, cross-platform tag and codec analyzer for audio and video files.
 
*[http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/ MediaInfo] is a free, cross-platform tag and codec analyzer for audio and video files.
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*'''Blender''' looks well-tended and well-loved
 
*'''VLC media player''' looks well-tended and well-loved - has a download counter that updates (a lot) as you watch it
 
*'''MediaInfo''' looks up-to-date and maintained
 
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===CD/DVD burning===
 
*[http://infrarecorder.org/ InfraRecorder] for Windows
 
*[http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html Burn] for Mac OS X
 
*[http://k3b.org/ K3b]  for Linux
 
*[http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfburn/0.4 Xfburn] for Linux
 
{{note|The websites for all of the above indicate that they have not been updated for some while now and they may no longer be actively supported or under further development. }}
 
{{ednote|'''Peter 14Dec16:'''
 
*'''InfraRecorder''' looks to be abandoned - states: "Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Christian Kindahl"
 
*'''Burn''' looks to be abandoned - states: "Burn 2.5.1 released Sun, 16 Jan 2011" as its lates 'news'
 
*'''K3b''' looks to be abandoned - states: "K3b 2.0.3 released November 4th 2014"
 
*'''Xfburn''' looks to be abandoned ''(it's just a bunch of links)'' - states latest release as: xfburn-0.4.3.tar.bz 13-Feb-2010 08:01
 
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===Video editing/capture===
 
===Video editing/capture===
 
*[http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ Avidemux] for Windows, Mac OS X (Intel) and Linux
 
*[http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ Avidemux] for Windows, Mac OS X (Intel) and Linux
*[http://www.virtualdub.org/ VirtualDub] for Windows
 
 
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/hyperengine/ HyperEngine-AV] for Mac OS X (PPC)  
 
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/hyperengine/ HyperEngine-AV] for Mac OS X (PPC)  
 
*[http://cinelerra.org/ Cinelerra] for Linux
 
*[http://cinelerra.org/ Cinelerra] for Linux
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*[http://www.kinodv.org/article/static/2 Kino] for Linux
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== Other applications==
** '''Kino''' site states:  '''Kino is a dead project''' ( 05.08.2013 14:15 ) Kino has not been actively maintained since 2009. We encourage you to try other Linux video editors such as [https://www.shotcut.org/ Shotcut], [https://userbase.kde.org/Kdenlive Kdenlive], [https://code.google.com/archive/p/flowblade/ Flowblade], [http://www.openshot.org/ OpenShot], [http://www.pitivi.org/ PiTiVi], [http://lives-video.com/ LiVES], and [https://www.lwks.com/ LightWorks]. }}
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See also these pages containing links to other related applications (these are not all open source and a few are non-free):
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* [[Audio Restoration|Audio restoration applications]]
*'''Avidemux''' site looks well tended and up to date
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* [[Creating Drum Tracks|Applications for creating drum tracks]]
*'''VirtualDub''' site looks out of date and untended: it states "for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7)"
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* [[Instrument tuners|Instrument tuning applications]]  
*'''HyperEngine-AV''' hosted on Sourcefoge where it states: "Last Update: 2015-10-08" - so reasonably up to date (ish)
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===Other platform-specific applications===
*'''Cinelarra''' site looks well tended and up to date
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* [[Other Windows Applications|Windows Applications]]
*'''Kino''' site states:  '''Kino is a dead project''' - see above.  Hence commented out. }}
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* [[Other Mac Applications|Mac Applications]]
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* [[Other GNU/Linux Applications|GNU/Linux Applications]]

Latest revision as of 11:50, 7 September 2017


This page provides links to projects and products that are related in functionality to Audacity.

These are all Open Source projects, so the applications are all free to download and use and additionally the source code can be obtained.

Other Open Source Audio Software

SoX

SOX (Sound Exchange) is a great command-line tool for converting between different audio formats and applying certain effects.

TiMidity

TiMidity can turn a MIDI file into a wav file that can then be edited with Audacity. The application is Open Source. An easy to install Windows version of Timidity is available here .

You can use soundfonts from sites like Freepats  (which has Open Source sound samples and soundfonts) to customize instrument sounds in Timidity.

To create MIDI and karaoke files yourself, you can use some of the abc notation tools such as abc2midi . Other abc notation tools let you convert midi back to abc (midi2abc) or create sheet music (abcm2ps) for viewing and printing.

Note that this application was last updated in 2004, so it may no longer be being actively supported or developed.
Bulb icon TiMidity is currently required on Linux if you wish to play Note tracks (MIDI and Allegro files) with Audacity.

See: Enabling Note Track playback on Linux.

Mixxx

Mixx is free cross-platform digital DJ mixing software with features like automatic BPM matching and seamless looping.

GramoFile

Gramofile is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.

Open Source Audio-Visual Software

  • Blender is a free, cross-platform 3D content creation suite for animations, interactive applications and video games.
  • VLC media player is a free, cross-platform media player for most audio and video files as well as DVD, Audio CD and VCD. VLC can also send, save and convert audio and video streams.
  • MediaInfo is a free, cross-platform tag and codec analyzer for audio and video files.

Video editing/capture

Other applications

See also these pages containing links to other related applications (these are not all open source and a few are non-free):

Other platform-specific applications