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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>|}}
*[[Other Open Source Audio and Audio-Visual Software]] as transferred from the Website now published.
{{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.
*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 [[User talk:PeterSampson/Sand-Box]] 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==
*'''[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. 
*'''[http://www.mixxx.org Mixxx]''' is free cross-platform digital DJ mixing software with features like automatic BPM matching and seamless looping.
*[http://www.opensourcepartners.nl/~costar/gramofile/ GramoFile] is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.
*[http://cdexos.sourceforge.net CDex] is a free CD ripper for Microsoft Windows.
{{ednote|'''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"
===More free audio software at SourceForge.net===
*[http://sourceforge.net/directory/audio-video/sound/audio-editors/freshness:recently-updated/ Audio Editors]
*[http://sourceforge.net/directory/audio-video/sound/audio-capture/freshness:recently-updated/ Audio Capture/Recording]
*[http://sourceforge.net/directory/audio-video/sound/analysis/freshness:recently-updated/ Audio Analysis]
{{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].  }}
{{ednote|'''Peter 15Dec16:'''
*'''Audio Editors'''
*'''Audio Capture/Recording'''
*'''Audio Analysis'''
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?
==Open Source Audio-Visual Software==
*'''[http://www.blender.org/ Blender]''' is a free, cross-platform 3D content creation suite for animations, interactive applications and video games.
*'''[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.
{{ednote|'''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===
*[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
===Video editing/capture===
*[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://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]. }}
{{ednote|'''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. }}

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