A.M.I.C.U.S. (Automatic Multimedia Installation Configuration Utility System) helps users quickly and easily install and configure MythTV on generic PC hardware. It uses the Debian Netinst CD to install GNU/Linux and just the required packages to allow a functional MythTV on low end hardware.
The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts. The first is a fully modularized sound driver which supports module autoloading, devfs, isapnp autoconfiguration, and gives complete access to analog audio, digital audio, control, mixer, synthesizer, DSP, MIDI, and timer components of audio hardware. It also includes a fully-featured kernel-level sequencer, a full compatibility layer for OSS/Free applications, an object-oriented C library which covers and enhances the ALSA kernel driver functionality for applications (client/server, plugins, PCM sharing/multiplexing, PCM metering, etc.), an interactive configuration program for the driver, and some simple utilities for basic management.
Adam's Ripsuite is a collection of quick and dirty Perl and bash scripts to help rip CDs and manage a music collection. Rips music video DVDs and music CDs to files on your hard drive. Reads track information in from a file on disk. Transcodes music files from and to a variety of formats using mplayer/lame/libogg. Specify an artist name to have their back catalogue copied to a folder. Corrects the case of artist names/song titles for all music files/folders of music files. Adds artist information to files ripped with song title only. Does not support CDDB lookups for track information.
Aurion Music Manager (AMM) has been designed to be a very user-friendly interface for using mpg123, cdrecord, mkisofs, lame, and other very powerful command-line music tools. It uses the SDL for its graphics, and the interface can use the TV output capability featured by several video cards. AMM also includes a WAV file player, called pwav123.
CD Stack is an advanced CD ripping and encoding application. It features shortcuts for when you have a large number of discs to rip and allows precise control over MP3 encoding. It can optionally import songs into iTunes, complete with track information and cover art. It uses the LAME Encoder to encode MP3s. A Universal binary is available.
Distributed MP3/Ogg Encoder is a distributed MP3/Ogg encoder/ripper front-end. To use this you run one script to rip a CD into .wav files, and you run the other one on as many computers as you have. This second script examines the .wav files, encodes them, and writes them out as .mp3 or .ogg files. It has FreeDB support. Requires a ripper program, an encoder program, and a few Perl modules.
The FAAC project includes the AAC encoder FAAC and decoder FAAD2. It supports several MPEG-4 object types (LC, Main, LTP, HE AAC, PS) and file formats (ADTS AAC, raw AAC, MP4), multichannel and gapless en/decoding as well as MP4 metadata tags. The codecs are compatible with standard-compliant audio applications using one or more of these profiles.