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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I would recommend VLC it will play just about any video/audio you throw at it (except rmvb) it is not under 30mb in size, it's around 100mb (after installation), but this is due to it containing all ...
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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I would recommend Media Player Classic - Home Cinema. It has the same interface as the old media player in WinXP but plays most video and audio files. I find MPC-HC is easier to turn subtitles on and ...
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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

Ekiga is the free alternative recommended by Richard Stallman in his email signature. Ekiga: is Free/Libre (FLOSS), is available on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows (not on Mac OS, but it's compatible ...
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Split MP3 files automatically

There is a GUI for Mp3splt. And its dead easy Mp3splt-gtk is a utility to split MP3, OGG Vorbis and native FLAC files without any change in quality. Just select begin and an end positions to cut ...
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Audio cassette to MP3 or CD

You could use Audacity. Features: Free, open-source and multiplatform software. Includes processing options for removing noise, and normalising volume. Can detect silence between tracks to help with ...
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Cafe, library ambience noise generator

The best I could come up with is Babble Noise Generator. You can adjust the various sliders to customise the background conversation and even have it randomly and slowly change over time by using the '...
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Interview transcription software

After a frustrating search for a cross-platform (Windowns and Linux) open-source software to help me transcribe some interviews for my academic project, I ended up doing one myself: pmTrans (The Poor'...
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A software that convert sound into Hertz value

What you're looking for is probably a Fast Fourier Transform, or "Frequency Analysis". Audacity can do this, with the Analyze -> Plot Spectrum… tool. This will output a graph, and you simply find ...
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Automatically turn MIDI files into .wav or .mp3

You can use TiMidity++: free and open source CLI Linux and Windows (although it seems to be painful to make it work on Windows, but maybe things have improved since then) can convert MIDI files into ...
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Specialized audio recorder for Android

If you are looking for a voice recorder that can record audio continuously and skips the silence and can run for 4 hours unattended, then I think you should look into Smart Voice Recorder. It meets ...
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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

Tox Recently due to all the "NSA is dropping eaves everywhere" ruckus I came across a reddit or Ycombinator post that mentioned a free, secure, open-source alternative to skype called Tox (http://tox....
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What can I use to record music coming from my computer?

For Windows Users: Step 1: Enable "Stereo Mix" if you don't see it, you can try looping: For OS X users: you can use Soundflower: Soundflower is a free, open source MacOS system extension that ...
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone?

You need What did I say?: works on Windows: yes, requires .NET 4.5 constantly records the last X minutes of audio: yes, configurable time span in the background: once configured, the window ...
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Windows software to swap stereo channels in real time

Equalizer APO might be what you're looking for. After downloading and installing (and restarting Windows), however, it will take a bit of configuration to achieve what you need: On first start, it ...
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Audio diff tool

Download and install python, numpy, graphplotlib and audiolab you can then: Load audio files into numpy arrays using audiolab. Diff the arrays. Plot the result. Learn a lot... it's all free
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Audio cutting tool for Linux

Check mp3splt. Free and open source GTK interface can open mp3 and ogg fast because it doesn't decode audio splits files at specified time doesn't merge audio - for that use Audacity Don't bother ...
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Application to search my music library for low quality tracks

You can simply use Windows Explorer: Note that the bit rate is the encoding, not the actual quality of the track. See program to determine the lowest quality encoding a music file went through.
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Chrome extension to mute all but the active tab

I found an extension that mutes everything but the active tab. I tested it on YouTube. When I switched tabs, the other tab muted itself, but unfortunately the extension does not pause the video. It'...
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Command-line tool to speed up an MP3 that contains speech

You can use SoX (Sound eXchange): free open source Windows / Linux / Mac CLI can speed up MP3s: e.g. sox --show-progress in.mp3 out.mp3 speed 2. You may want to change the pitch as well, e.g. sox --...
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Audio duplicate finder - find duplicate audio files regardless of different formats or bitrates

I found a program specific to music (and bonus, images)! http://www.similarityapp.com/ I used the program to compare music encoded in different formats (flac, m4a, mp3, wma, wav). A duplicate file ...
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Split MP3 files automatically

I have used mp3DirectCut for years. It is distributed as "freeware", is a Windows program, although I've discovered it behaves well running under Wine on Ubuntu. The longest MP3 file I've used it with ...
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Software to remove all empty space from an audio recording

I suggest Audacity. You can load wave or mp3 files (among other formats). Select the track and then go to the menu Effect->Truncate Silence... Here you can specify a decibel threshold and also a ...
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Audio editing CLI application that can fuse multiple wav files into a new one?

If you really would like to save some effort, install python, use pip install pydub to add pydub and then use os.walk something like: import os from pydub import AudioSegment OUTNAME = "Mixed.wav" ...
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Is there an audio player for Android which remembers my last position in a track?

Use MX Player for Android.You can even start the audio from the first or resume it from the last time where you have stopped it. It also works for video files.
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Is there a software which can amplify the sound?

You can use the sound server PulseAudio Volume Control (aka. pavucontrol and previously known as Polypaudio): free run on Ubuntu (KDE/Gnome) amplify the sound (default max boost: ~150%) however the ...
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iOS audiobook player with sleep timer and bookmark support

Bookmobile or Bookmower seem to be what you're looking for. I haven't used them, but based on their descriptions in the App Store and their website, seems that they have all the features that you're ...
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Automatically turn MIDI files into .wav or .mp3

You can use SoX - Sound eXchange: free and open source CLI cross-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS X, etc.) can convert MIDI file to WAV: sox -t raw -r 44100 -e signed -b 16 -c 1 raw_audio audio.wav
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Interview transcription software

Personally I recommend either: footswitch2 (uses Vlc for audio) - https://sourceforge.net/p/footswitch2 or footswitch3 (uses Gstreamer for audio) - https://sourceforge.net/p/footswitch3 (...
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Building speech recognition for a new language from scratch

Adding support for a new language is pretty straightforward, you actually just need to follow the documentation and you can get to the point. You also need to have a knowledge of the scripting ...
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Fast mp4 to mp3 converter

FFmpeg is the media converter. If you don't want to use a command line to access it, use the FFE frontend if you're on Windows. FFE uses your existing installation of FFmpeg (which must be added to ...
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