Audio formats these days typically involve blocks/segments of a certain lengths. I would like a GUI tool to inspect (and listen to) audio tracks, and decide where to cut them, so that either:
- Cuts happen at block/segment boundaries, so that no recoding is necessary, just a transcription of the blocks to a new file.
- Cuts happen anywhere, and only the sub-segment up to the next segment boundary is recoded, so that most of the track loses nothing (if the format allows it, anyway; otherwise, perhaps a coding of a segment beginning or ending with some silence).
- Runs on X-based desktop environments
- Runs on Linux
- Supports MP3 and MP4 AAC
- (No price or license requirement - go crazy)
- Open source with a libre license
- Runs on Windows
- Command-line mode
- Seapration of command-line tool and a GUI frontend
- Actively maintained
- Wider range of formats supported