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Music / Sound / Audio  - Sound- & MIDI Software for Linux.

Freshmeat's - Sound/Audio Section.

Planet CCRMA  - is a collection of software packages that you can add to a computer running RedHat or Fedora Core to transform it into an audio/ video oriented workstation.

Thomer's Music Vault  - is a GNU/Linux streaming music server & jukebox that presents a pretty interface to a CD music collection.

Songbird  - is an open-source customizable music player that's under active development. Songbird views Web pages as dynamic playlists to play, save, download or subscribe to. Like Firefox, Songbird's features may be improved with extensions.

Audacious  - is a fork of Beep Media Player (BMP), which in itself was based on XMMS1. It supports winamp skins and the following codecs : AAC, Ogg, FLAC, WMA, MPEG3, MPC.... It includes some great other features like various output plugins, plugins, LIRC support.

AudKrellM  - is a GKrellM-Plugin for Audacious.

XMMS2  - is a redesign of the XMMS music player. It features a client-server model, allowing multiple (even simultaneous!) user interfaces, both textual and graphical. All common audio formats are supported using plugins. On top of this, there is a flexible media library to organize your music. XMMS2 is definitely an audio player. But it is not a general multimedia player - it will not play videos.

Xmms packages for Debian and Ubuntu  - it seems quite a few seem to be requesting the good old X MultiMedia System after it disappeared from Debian and Ubuntu.

MOC  - (music on console) is a console audio player for LINUX/UNIX designed to be powerful and easy to use. Supported file formats are: mp3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack, Speex, WAVE, AIFF, AU (and other less popular formats supported by libsndfile). New formats support is under development. Other features: simple mixer, colour themes, searching the menu (the playlist or a directory) like M-s in Midnight Commander, the way MOC creates titles from tags is configurable, optional character set conversion for file tags using iconv(), OSS or ALSA output.

CMus  - is a small, fast and powerful console music player using the ncurses toolkit. CMus supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, AAC and MP4.

Mp3blaster  - mp3 player, thats interface is entirely text based. Just like any graphical mp3 player, there are cd-style buttons like play, stop, pause, next track, etc.

Zinf  - is a simple, but powerful audio player that supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, WAV and Audio CD playback, with a powerful music browser, theme support and a download manager. Zinf is based on the FreeAmp source code.

mpg123  - is a real time MPEG Audio Player for Layer 1,2 and Layer3. (MPEG 2.0 with Layer1/2 not heavily tested) Tested with Linux, FreeBSD, SunOS4.1.3, Solaris 2.5, HPUX 9.x and SGI Irix.

mpg321  - is a free replacement for mpg123. mpg123 is used for frontends, as an mp3 player and as an mp3 to wave file decoder (primarily for use with CD-recording software.) In all of these capacities, mpg321 can be used as a drop-in replacement for mpg123.

Amazon MP3 Downloader for Linux  - is a native Linux client for downloading albums (DRM-free) from Amazon.

RealPlayer  - for Linux/Unix.

RealProducer  - is to create Real Media files.

Helix Community  - is a collaborative effort among Real, independent developers, and leading companies to extend the Helix DNA platform, the first open multi-format platform for digital media creation, delivery and playback. The Helix DNA platform is comprised of the following: Helix DNA Client / Helix Player, Helix DNA Producer, Helix DNA Server, RealAudio and RealVideo codecs.

Listen  - is a music management tool and audio player for GNOME. Thanks to it, you can easily organize your music collections. It supports many features such as Podcasts management, browse Shoutcast directory. It provides a direct access to lyrics, lastfm and wikipedia informations. It intuitively creates playlists for you by retrieving informations from lastfm and what you most frequently listen to.

amaroK  - is the most advanced audio player for KDE, with features reaching far beyond what other players provide today. And yet it is easy to use, and simply looks cool. Key Features in amaroK: support for Media Application Server, automatic album cover download, playlist- browser, wizard for easy configuration, integrated CD-burning support using K3B and much more.

Banshee  - Import, organize, play, and share your music and videos using Banshee's simple but powerful interface. Rip CDs, play and sync your iPod, create playlists, and burn audio and MP3 CDs. Stream or download your podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with streaming radio.

Globecom Jukebox  - is an open source MP3 jukebox that is perfect for home, office or car use.

GtkAMP  - is a frontend to amp, the mp3 player by Tomislav Uzelac.

SnackAmp  - is a multi-platform music player with normal music player abilities, multi-user support, integrated web server, and a powerful auto-play list feature.

MPlayer  - first of all MPlayer is a movie player. But MPlayer also plays most audio formats like: MP3, AC3 / A52, ASF / WMV / WMA, RealAudio, Ogg Vorbis ....

3GP/AMR multimedia converter for linux  - 3gp converter is the frontend, that uses ffmpeg to convert video files in the 3gp format, which is used by mobile phones.It has very nice graphical user interface,and you can set custom encoding parameters for video streams, such as resolution,aspect ratio,cropping,bitrate, framerate, used codec (h263, mpeg4), and one or two pass encoding. For audio streams, bitrate, samplerate (AAC only),stereo of mono sound (AAC only),audio volume(fade in,fade out), and audio codec (amr_nb, AAC) can be chosen, you can encode AMR audio files(can be usefull for old mobiles).Also you can cantrol priority of encoding,set size and time limits of encoded file, and more.

Moonlight  - is an open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight, primarily for Linux and other Unix/X11 based operating systems. In September of 2007, Microsoft and Novell announced a technical collaboration that includes access to Microsoft's test suites for Silverlight and the distribution of a Media Pack for Linux users that will contain licensed media codecs for video and audio.

Moonlight for Debian  - Debian is tracking the packaging process of Moonlight here.

Rhythmbox  - is an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes. It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media framework.

Gstreamer  - allows the construction of graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple mp3 playback to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing. Applications can take advantage of advances in codec and filter technology transparently.

GQmpeg  - is a front-end to various audio players, including mpg123, ogg123, and xmp. GQmpeg also works with mpg321. It includes playlist support, skins (themes), and is very configurable.

GQradio  - interfaces with radio cards through the video4linux, or the FreeBSD bktr APIs. Stations can be tuned manually, set to presets, or auto seek can find the next available frequency. The application supports theming (skins), and includes a built-in skin editor.

AlsaPlayer  - is a new type of PCM player, that has some very interesting features unique to Linux/Unix players. The goal is to create a fully pluggable framework for playback of all sorts of media with the focus on PCM audio data.

libogg / libvorbis / Vorbis Tools  - These are the standard software that allows you to play and encode Ogg Vorbis files. They are included in most OSs. If not you can compile from the sources.

LAME  - originally stood for LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder. But now LAME is the source code for a fully LGPL'd MP3 encoder, with speed and quality to rival all commercial competitors.

Ogg Vorbis  - is a completely open, patent-free, professional audio encoding and streaming technology with all the benefits of Open Source.

abcde  - is a frontend to cdparanoia, wget, cd-discid, id3, and your favorite Ogg Vorbis (the default), MP3, FLAC, Ogg Speex, or MPP (Musepack) encoder. It grabs an entire CD and converts each track to the desired format, then comments or ID3-tags each file, all with one command. It supports multiple output in a single CD read, the creation of a single track from a CD, resume operation, CD concatenation, volume normalization, gapless encoding (with LAME), parallelization, SMP, proxies, customizable filename organization and munging, playlist generation, distributed encoding via distmp3, and more.

rawrec/rawplay  - are GPL'd utilities designed to provide the user with a simple way of recording or playing raw audio data from or to their sound card under intel Linux. rawrec reads raw audio data from a digital signal processor (DSP) and writes it to the given file, or to standard output if no file is given. rawplay reads raw audio data from the given file, or from standard input if no file is given, and writes it to a DSP.

Streamtuner  - is a stream directory browser. It offers an intuitive and unified interface to various streaming directories through the use of a plugin system.

GramoFile  - enables you to record audio from (for example) gramophone records, process the signal and listen to the results. The user interface of GramoFile has a windows-like look-and-feel, making it fairly easy to use.

Streamripper  - is an Open Source (GPL) application that lets you record streaming mp3 to your hard drive.

Sweep  - is an audio editor and live playback tool for GNU/Linux, BSD and compatible systems. It supports many music and voice formats including WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Speex and MP3, with multichannel editing and LADSPA effects plugins.

SoundTracker  - is a music tracking tool for Unix / X11 similar in design to the DOS program FastTracker and the Amiga legend ProTracker. Samples can be lined up on tracks and patterns which are then arranged to a song. Supported module formats are XM and MOD.

Delfin  - is a little program that serves to compose elektronic music minimalistic. Has some different modules and equalizer. Records to hard disc, or outputs to /dev/dsp. Serves as looper, synthesizer or sampler.

KeyKit  - used to be called Keynote. It is a programming language and graphical user interface for MIDI, useful for both algorithmic and realtime musical experimentation.

Ardour  - is a digital audio workstation. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track audio. You can produce your own CDs, mix video soundtracks, or just experiment with new ideas about music and sound. Ardour capabilities include: multichannel recording, non-destructive editing with unlimited undo/redo, full automation support, a powerful mixer, unlimited tracks/busses/plugins, timecode synchronization, and hardware control from surfaces like the Mackie Control Universal. If you've been looking for a tool similar to ProTools, Nuendo, Pyramix, or Sequoia, you might have found it.

Audacity  - is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:
  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
  • And more! See the complete list of features.
Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Rosegarden  - is a tool for making and understanding music, a general-purpose MIDI and audio sequencer, score editor, and music composition and editing environment that is released under the GPL, and runs exclusively under GNU/Linux. Rosegarden can be seen as the free software equivalent of the commercial proprietary programs CuBase or Cakewalk.

Ecasound  - is a software package designed for multitrack audio processing.

EasyTAG  - is an utility for viewing, editing and writing tags of your MP3, MP2, FLAC and OGG files.

Mp3splt  - is a command line utility to split mp3 and ogg files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding. Supports VBR mp3.

mpgtx  - is a command line MPEG audio/video/system file toolbox. mpgtx can currently split and join MPEG 1 video files and most MPEG audio files.

Cdrecord / Cdrecord-ProDVD  - Cdrecord allows you to create CD's on a CD-Recorder. Cdrecord-ProDVD supports CD-R(W), DVD-R and DVD-RW with all known DVD- writers. Version 2.01a11 and newer support DVD+R/DVD+RW in addition.

DVDRTOOLS - DVDRECORD  - is a fork of cdrtools, with the primary goal of supporting writable DVD drives. dvdrtools is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2.

X-CD-Roast  - CD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW Writer Software for Linux. It combines command line tools like "cdrecord" and "mkisofs" into a nice graphical user interface.

K3b  - is a GUI frontend to the cd recording programs cdrdao and cdrecord. It's aim is to provide a very user friendly interface to all the tasks that come with cd recording.

Brasero  - is a application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.

Nero Linux  - is based on the Nero Burning ROM platform. Nero Linux is a very powerful and versatile burning application, and the only application to offer Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD data burning support.

cdw  - is a front-end for command-line tools: cdrecord/wodim, mkisofs/genisoimage, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format. It utilizes ncurses library to build user-friendly interface and it can be used in UNIX terminal window or in terminal emulator (like konsole, rxvt or gnome-terminal) in X environment. cdw is a free software, released under GNU General Public License v2.0.

Graveman!  - is a GPL frontend for : cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, sox, flac, dvd+rw-format / dvd+rw-tools and cdrdao.

Xfburn  - is a simple CD burning tool acting as a front-end to mkisofs, cdrdao, readcd and cdrecord. It can blank CD-RW, copy CDs, burn and create iso images, and burn personal composition of data.

BashBurn  - is the new name for the cd burning shell script Magma. It's not the best looking CD-burning application out there, but it does what you want it to do.

gcombust  - is a gui for mkisofs / mkhybrid / cdda2wav / cdrecord / cdlabelgen. It's written in C and it uses the GTK+ widget set.

Gnome Toaster  - is a cd creation suite for Linux and FreeBSD. Thought to be as user-friendly as possible it lets you create cd recordables with just a few simple mouse clicks.

CDRBQ  - (former cdrtoaster) is a graphical frontend for "mkisofs", "cdrecord", "cdrdao" and "cdparanoia". It will burn audio, data, bootable, and combo CDs. It can burn iso, xcd or cue/bin files. It can rip audio and data tracks, and burn MP3.

libburnia  - is a project for reading, mastering and writing optical discs. Currently it is comprised of libraries named libisofs, libburn, libisoburn, a cdrecord emulator named cdrskin, and an integrated multi-session tool named xorriso. The software runs on Linux and FreeBSD.

Cdrdao  - records audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode based on a textual description of the CD contents (toc-file). Features include full control over length and contents of pre-gaps (pause areas between tracks).

Cdda2wav  - is an open-source GPL'ed program for recording audio tracks digitally (CDDA) from compact disc drives or burners into wav files.

Cdparanoia  - is a Compact Disc Digital Audio (CDDA) extraction tool, commonly known on the net as a »ripper«.

RipperX  - is a GTK program to rip CD audio and encode mp3s. It can rip and encode in parallel and has plugins for cdparanoia, BladeEnc, Lame, GoGo, FHG (l3enc and mp3enc), XingMp3enc, 8hz-mp3, and the ISO encoder. It also has support for CDDB and ID3 tags.

Grip  - is a gtk-based cd-player and cd-ripper. It has the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia builtin, but can also use external rippers (such as cdda2wav). It also provides an automated frontend for MP3 encoders, letting you take a disc and transform it easily straight into MP3s.

Kover  - is an easy to use WYSIWYG CD cover printer with CDDB support. You have the ability to enter title, contents, set colors for background, text, embed images, ... You can even stream title and tracks from CDDB into this little app.

Disc-Cover  - Produce covers for audio cds. It scans audio cds and uses information from the cddb database to build a back and front cover for the cd. The cover is output is in Latex, Dvi, Pdf or Postscript.

George  - is a file reorganizer and CD creator, especially suited for the creation of MP3 archive CD`s.


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