Mp3Make is a program that automates the ripping and encoding of CD audio to mp3 files. Since the programs commonly used in linux to do this are seperate, it made sense to make a glue program to make life easier. This is supplemented by downloading a cd track list from a cddb server, and using that to name the files being created.
duke is a curses based frontend integrated into the latest version of mpg123. It was written because of the need of a textbased player for playing from a remote computer with telnet or even a text-terminal. It allows you to navigate through directories, add files or whole directories to the playlist, sort, search, randomize select and delete from it. It also parses ID3-tags, shows songlengths and has limited mouse-support.
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.
SoX is the Swiss Army knife of sound processing tools: it can convert sound files between many different file formats and audio devices, and can apply many sound effects and transformations, as well as doing basic analysis and providing input to more capable analysis and plotting tools.
RealPlayer plays streaming audio and video over the Internet in real-time. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, 3GPP Video, Flash, SMIL 2.0, JPEG, GIF, PNG, RealPix, RealText, Ogg Vorbis, and Ogg Theora. It is available for Windows, Macintosh, Pocket PC, Nokia 9200 Series, Nokia 7650, Palm OS 5-based handhelds, Linux, Solaris, and many Unix variants.
Sajber Jukebox is a mpeg layer 3 player with a graphical user interface. It's based on Woo-jae Jung's splay for the audio and QT's graphical library for the interface. The Jukebox maintains pointers to songs on the local system or the net, and when the user wishes to play it, it opens the location and migrates the filedescriptor to the playing process. The advantage of this scheme is that the Jukebox doesn't need to worry about playing the darn thing, and the player won't have to worry about where the song is, since it'll just see the filehandle given to it, and couldn't care less of where it originally came from.