Other Open Source Audio and Audio-Visual Applications

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

As these are all Open Source projects the applications are all free to download and use.

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.
  • 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."

Other Open Source Audio Software

  • 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.
  • Mixxx is free cross-platform digital DJ mixing software with features like automatic BPM matching and seamless looping.
  • GramoFile is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.
  • CDex is a free CD ripper for Microsoft Windows.
Peter 15Dec16:
  • Ardour Site looks up-to-date and well tended -also now says it supports Windows
  • Mixxx DJ s/w Site looks reasonably up-to-date (copyright notice is stuck at 2015) nice-looking site
  • 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"

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.
Peter 14Dec16:
  • 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

CD/DVD burning

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.
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

Video editing/capture

Peter 14Dec16:
Peter 14Dec16:
  • 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.