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{{IntroNoItal|This page provides links to projects and products that are related in functionality to Audacity.<p>These are all Open Source projects, so the applications are all free to download and use and additionally the source code can be obtained.</p>|}}
 
{{IntroNoItal|This page provides links to projects and products that are related in functionality to Audacity.<p>These are all Open Source projects, so the applications are all free to download and use and additionally the source code can be obtained.</p>|}}
{{ednote|'''Peter 15Dec16:''' 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.  }}
 
 
==Other Open Source Audio Software==
 
==Other Open Source Audio Software==
*[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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===[http://sox.sourceforge.net/ SoX]===
*[http://www.opensourcepartners.nl/~costar/gramofile/ GramoFile] is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.
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SOX (Sound Exchange) is a great command-line tool for converting between different audio formats and applying certain effects.
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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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===[http://timidity.sourceforge.net/ TiMidity]===
*'''GramoFile''' Site looks reasonably up-to-date (but dull): "Current version: 1.6(P) - Page last updated: 2001/05/23"
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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]}}.
*'''CDex''' Site looks up-to-date:  "New stable version: CDex 1.81 released Fri, 04/22/2016"
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**'''Steve 18Dec16:''' Sadly it appears that CDex has become closed source bundle-ware. They have removed links to their source code from their website, and only now offer an "installer" version (no Zip version) for recent releases (and their website is packed with dubious adverts). I was not able to test a download from their website as none of the download links go to an actual download, but just cycle through advert laden pages.
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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.
***'''Peter 18Dec16:''' See this [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDex#Potential_risk Wikipedia page] re CDex risk.
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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.
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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. }}
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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> }}
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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.
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===[http://www.opensourcepartners.nl/~costar/gramofile/ GramoFile]===
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Gramofile is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.
  
 
==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===
 
{{note|The websites for the following four applications indicate that they have not been updated for some while now and they may no longer be actively supported or under further development. }}
 
*[http://infrarecorder.org/ InfraRecorder] for Windows - CD and DVD burning software. GUI interface based on the command line cdrecord tool ported from Linux.
 
*[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
 
{{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===
{{ednote|'''Gale 18Dec16:''' I think Virtualdub deserves a listing somewhere but at the moment it is duplicated here and on [[Other Windows Applications]]. I think it should be here and not in [[Other Windows Applications]]. }} 
 
 
*[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
{{ednote|'''Peter 14Dec16:'''
 
*[http://www.kinodv.org/article/static/2 Kino] for Linux
 
** '''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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*'''Avidemux''' site looks well tended and up to date
 
*'''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)"
 
*'''HyperEngine-AV''' hosted on Sourcefoge where it states: "Last Update: 2015-10-08" - so reasonably up to date (ish)
 
*'''Cinelarra''' site looks well tended and up to date
 
*'''Kino''' site states:  '''Kino is a dead project''' - see above.  Hence commented out. }}
 
  
 
== Other applications==  
 
== Other applications==  
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* [[Creating Drum Tracks|Applications for creating drum tracks]]
 
* [[Creating Drum Tracks|Applications for creating drum tracks]]
 
* [[Instrument tuners|Instrument tuning applications]]  
 
* [[Instrument tuners|Instrument tuning applications]]  
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===Other platform-specific applications===
* [[Other Windows Applications]]
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* [[Other Windows Applications|Windows Applications]]
* [[Other Mac Applications]]
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* [[Other Mac Applications|Mac Applications]]
* [[Other GNU/Linux Applications]]
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* [[Other GNU/Linux Applications|GNU/Linux Applications]]
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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