Wagtail is a client/server-based tool for audio encoding. It is designed to make it easier to encode and organize files in bulk. Wagtail allows you to enforce standards across your media collection with the use of "formats", each describing an audio format, how to encode/tag, etc. It also uses "classes", a combintation of formats and quality settings, as well as "tasks", which set the naming conventions, file locations, and reprocessing stages for files, and restricts which classes can be used. It includes wagdisc for ripping CDs and wagfile for processing files.
Commuter is a command line tool that creates image/photo mosaics from an image, i.e. a mosaic where every tile of the image is itself a smaller picture. Tiles are chosen from a previously generated 'album'. The chosen tile is dependent on user specified tolerances and duplication control options. An album generation tool is included.
musutil includes several utilities for working with a music collection. The principle one is musview, which generates a number of "Views". Each View, analogous to a database view, is an alternative presenation of the original files. The View can selectively include only some files (based on their properties) or have files processed into into a different format, with audio filters applied, adjusted tag data, or a different filename.
Audio::BunnyMusicFile is a Perl module for working with a music collection in a high-level way. It supports the decoding and encoding of music files, tag editing, and naming based on file properties. The behaviour of the module is controlled through a flexible configuration file, allowing consistant behaviour between user applications.
Guardian Grab eases the process of downloading the digital editions of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, which are available through Newspaper Direct. Guardian Grab interacts with the Newspaper Direct site to log-on, identify available sections, and download the newspaper in the PDF, mobi (Kindle), or ePub formats. Downloads are arranged by paper, date, and format under a specified directory. Guardian Grab also maintains a directory holding the latest copy of each paper for easy syncing.