SpeechLion is a speech recognition application for desktop command and control. It is based on the Sphinx-4 recognizer, and it allows the user to control the Linux desktop using simple spoken commands. Some example commands are "browse google", "mouse click", "next window", "show help", and "volume mute". SpeechLion recognizes high-level commands for Web browsing via Firefox, simple Emacs usage, window control, volume control, and more. It also has low-level commands for ad-hoc keyboard shortcuts and mouse actions.
Apple's QuickTime multimedia architecture has some features that can be exploited through server-side scripting and HTML embedding, but it's something of a black art. There is confusion and inconsistency in how best to embed QuickTime in Web pages, deal with QTVR, let movies talk to each other, pass XML QTLists back and forth between movies and servers, and much more. PEAR::QuickTime hopes to expose this in a clean and elegant way so that QuickTime can reach the audience it deserves. It aims to provide a simple and consistent interface to these features through a set of PEAR-compatible PHP classes and functions.
SndBite is a specialized audio editor designed for breaking large recordings into smaller components with great efficiency. Its principal intended application is in linguistic research where it is often desirable to put each word or sentence into a separate file before further processing. It is also useful for measuring pause durations. Its features include multiple simultaneous views of the waveform at different resolutions, the ability to position window edges at transitions between sound and silence, automated setting of cut points at zero-crossings, automatic filename generation easily controlled by the user, and optional automatic playback on window motion. It is scriptable and may be run in batch mode without the GUI.
Pause determines the location of silences in an audio file for use in fragmentation of large recordings, studies of pause duration, and the like. It generates both a nicely formatted table intended to be read by people and a simple tab-delimited file that is easily parsed by software.
XBMC Media Center (formerly Xbox Media Center) is a multimedia player/jukebox application for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Xbox. It can be used to play or view most common video, audio, and picture formats such as MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, and GIF directly from a CD or DVD in the Xbox DVD-ROM drive or from the Xbox hard drive. XBMC can also stream files over a local network or from the Internet. Playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast, and many audio visualizations are also included.