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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mp3 tag editor that can import a csv file?

I would recommend you to use MP3TAG. I have been using this software for year. You can edit id3,APE,Vorbis comments jus everything in this software. Even multiple tags at once just like in excel you ...
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Audio editing CLI application that can fuse multiple wav files into a new one?

You can use FFmpeg: Free and open-source Runs on Windows, OS X, Linux, Android Is CLI so you can batch Can overlay two audio files, e.g. ffmpeg -i input1.mp3 -i input2.mp3 -filter_complex amerge -c:a ...
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Easy way to split an audio track into multiple parts?

If you are working mainly with MP3 files, i can recommend the freeware tool mp3DirectCut. The tool is able to split MP3 files lossless (without decompressing and compressing the original track).
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Windows program that will trim M4A/AAC files without any loss

I would suggest using FFMPEG + a GUI such as Avanti. FFMPEG allows all sorts of operations on the majority of video & audio files including trimming without recoding from the command line and ...
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Win10 volume and speaker control (split audio to more devices)

Option 1: You could use IndieVolume. It has the features that you have mentioned in the question. Here is a screen shot. However, the software is not free. You can download a trial version and check ...
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Open Source speech-to-text software for audio files in English

This is going to sound somewhat weird, but you can upload it to Youtube (assuming its not copyrighted material) and have it add its auto CC, and download that file. Far from perfect, but a possible ...
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Record a sound and play it back after a user-defined delay?

VLC media player Free and open-source Windows, macOS and Linux are supported Graphical, there might be a CLI way of doing the steps listed below, though I couldn't figure out how to play the stream ...
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No-nonsense mp3 player for Mac?

VLC Media Player is the best for your requirement Doesn't ask for any "Import" or "Creating Music Libraries"
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Alternatives for Dragon Naturally Speaking

There are other companies the best one among them is https://mmodal.com/ The software is as good as Dragon and less costly. Microsoft also provides this feature, but its not as good. Microsoft ...

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