WaveSurfer

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WaveSurfer is an Open Source tool for sound visualization and manipulation.

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WaveSurfer is an Open Source tool for sound visualization and manipulation. It has been designed to suit both novice and advanced users. WaveSurfer has a simple and logical user interface that provides functionality in an intuitive way and which can be adapted to different tasks.

It can be used as a stand-alone application for a wide range of tasks in speech research and education. Typical applications are speech/sound analysis and sound annotation/transcription. WaveSurfer can also serve as a platform for more advanced/specialized applications. This is accomplished either through extending the WaveSurfer application with new custom plug-ins or by embedding WaveSurfer visualization components in other applications.

Here are some key features of "WaveSurfer":

· Multi-platform - Linux, Windows 95/98/NT/2K/XP, Macintosh, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, FreeBSD, and SGI IRIX
· Flexible interface - handles multiple sounds
· Common sound file formats - reads, and writes WAV, AU, AIFF, MP3, CSL, SD, Ogg/Vorbis, and NIST/Sphere
· Transcription file formats - reads, and writes HTK (and MLF), TIMIT, ESPS/Waves+, and Phondat. Support for encodings and Unicode.
· Unlimited file size - playback and recording directly from/to disk
· Sound analysis - e.g. spectrogram and pitch analysis
· Customizable - users can create their own configurations. Localization support.
· Extensible - new functionality can be added through a plugin architecture
· Embeddable - WaveSurfer can be used as a widget in custom applications
· Scriptable - hosts a built-in script interpreter

What's New in This Release:

· Mouse- and key binding updates:
· shortcuts keys for recording
· support for multiple popup events (shift-left-button and right-button are now the default on all platforms)
· Misc. bug fixes including zoom in/out mixup
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Last updated on July 22nd, 2006
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