I want to count the amount of times someone died during the course of a video. My idea to do this was to count the amount of times the death noise (always the same sound) occurs. Now sitting down and counting for an hour or two myself would be very tedious, and seems to be pretty inefficient anyway. This led me to wonder, is there any free software out there that could do this for me?

This software would have to

  • Be able to count the amount of times the death noise occurs
  • Be either very quick, or 100% independent so once started I can leave it running
  • Have no virus / come without additional software
  • Preferably be ad-free
  • Be completely downloadable/free
  • Be compatible with Windows 10

Does anybody know of software that does this efficiently?

  • All people die the same way with the same noise? Jun 24, 2016 at 6:27
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    @Thomas Yes, it's Super Mario Maker so I need to count how many times the death music plays to see how many times she died
    – warspyking
    Jun 24, 2016 at 14:13
  • IMHO it could be possible as it's always the same noise. But I don't know a software that does this out of the box. If I had to program this, I'd try a similar approach to auto correlation. Jun 27, 2016 at 6:17
  • @Thomas I wouldn't know how to begin programming something like this, however I had the same thoughts about how it should be possible. You'd think there'd be a software that could do this.
    – warspyking
    Jun 30, 2016 at 3:15
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    Would you mind posting 2 sounds: the sound you're trying to find and the sample which contains that sound several times (needn't be complete length) Jul 4, 2016 at 6:07

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An audio matching / audio fingerprinting software should be able to do this. An example would be Dejavu. You may need to convert the video into an audio file first, then it could run and give you the location of matches. Which one can count automatically using Excel or similar.

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