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Opus Interactive Audio Codec

Opus Interactive Audio Codec.

Opus Interactive audio codec is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec.

Opus is unmatched for interactive speech and music transmission over the Internet, but is also intended for storage and streaming applications.

It is standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as RFC 6716, which incorporated technology from Skype’s SILK codec and Xiph.Org’s CELT codec.

Ogg Vorbis Audio Codec Tools

Ogg Vorbis Audio Codec Tools.

Ogg Vorbis Audio Codec Tools is a fully open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel.

This places Vorbis in the same competitive class as audio representations such as MPEG-4 (AAC) and similar to, but with higher performance than MPEG-1/2 audio layer 3, MPEG-4 audio (TwinVQ), WMA and PAC.

LAME MP3 Encoder

LAME MP3 Encoder.

LAME MP3 encoder development started around mid-1998.

Mike Cheng started it as a patch against the 8hz-MP3 encoder sources.

After some quality concerns raised by others, he decided to start from scratch based on the dist10 sources.

Fre:AC Audio Converter

Fre:AC Audio Converter.

Fre:ac audio converter audio converter and CD extractor for Linux, macOS, FreeBSD and Windows.

Besides extracting audio from compact discs (with various features including hidden track detection), fre:ac can also convert audio files from one format to another or to the same format but a lower bitrate.

fre:ac is compatible with many audio formats such as Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4/M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA and more.

FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec

FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec.

FLAC - free lossless audio codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but it means that audio compressed in FLAC, will be compressed without any loss in sound quality.

Development started in 2000 by Josh Coalson.

The bit-stream format was frozen when FLAC entered beta stage, with the release of version 0.5 of the reference implementation on 15 January 2001.

Audacity - Multi-track Audio Editor

Audacity - Multi-track Audio Editor.

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated into many languages.

Version: 2.4.2 is available in Debian11 / LMDE5 repository.

Audacious Audio Player

Audacious Audio Player.

The Audacious audio player began as a derivative of Beep Media Player. It is my default player for obvious reasons.

The Beep Media Player itself is a derivative of XMMS, focusing on low resource utilization and high audio quality and support for a wide range of audio formats.

Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources needed for other tasks.