Audiere is a high-level audio API. It can play Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, uncompressed WAV, AIFF, MOD, S3M, XM, and IT files. For audio output, Audiere supports DirectSound or WinMM in Windows, OSS on Linux and Cygwin, and SGI AL on IRIX.
Audiere is open source and licensed under the LGPL. This means that you may freely use Audiere in commercial products, as long as you do not modify the source code. If you do modify Audiere and release a product that uses your modifications, you must release your changes to the code under the LGPL as well.
Audiere is portable. It is tested on Windows, Linux-i386, Cygwin, and IRIX with at least three major compilers. Most of Audiere is endian-independent, so it would work with few modifications on other architectures.
Here are some key features of "AudiereAudioSystem":
· Braindead easy API
· Supported file formats: Uncompressed WAV*, Uncompressed AIFF*, Ogg Vorbis*, FLAC*, MP3, MOD, S3M, IT, XM (* supports seeking)
· Streaming and buffered audio
· Volume, pan, and pitch shift modification
· Flat tone, square wave, white noise, and pink noise generation
· Runtime enumeration of audio devices and supported file formats
· Custom file streams
What's New in This Release:
· Replaced mpegsound with a stand-alone version of the MPEG audio decoder from ffmpeg's libavcodec library. The result is an MP3 decoder that is more portable and works with more MP3 files. MP3 files are now seekable as well. (Matt Campbell)
· Added Speex support.
· Added support for reading metadata tags from sample sources. So far, Vorbis comments are supported, as are ID3v1 and ID3v1.1 tags in MP3 files. Interface designed with help from Brian Robb and Andy Friesen.
· Added callback system for stream stop events. (Richard Schaaf and Chad Austin)
· Added CD audio support, using the MCI subsystem on Win32/Cygwin and libcdaudio on Linux. (Chad Austin and Richard Schaaf)
· Added MIDI support through the MCI subsystem on Win32 and Cygwin. (Chad Austin)
· Dramatically reduced the latency of the OSS device. (Matt Campbell)
· Rewrote the Resampler class to use DUMB's cubic interpolation resampler, resulting in much better resampling for devices such as OSS that use Audiere's own mixer. (Matt Campbell)
· Added bindings to wxWidgets. (Emanuel Dejanu)
· Fixed a bug in the DirectSound device implementation which significantly slowed down opening of devices and buffers. (Matt Campbell)
· Added pitchshift to the Python bindings. (Jason Chu)
· Split Doxygen documentation into one for users and one for developers.