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stf92 01-28-2013 07:59 AM

Which is the powerful one: Audacity or Audacious?
 
Hi: That is the question. Reworded: which is the famous one?

cascade9 01-28-2013 08:26 AM

Probably you mean Audacity, it plays files and is also a sound editor. Audacious is just another player.

stf92 01-28-2013 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by cascade9 (Post 4879036)
Probably you mean Audacity, it plays files and is also a sound editor. Audacious is just another player.

I do not understand then how Slackware, who included mplayer in their distros, have not done the same with Audacity. Perhaps slackbuilds, which seems to be a Slackware extension.

Thad E Ginataom 01-28-2013 12:39 PM

Audacity is only a player in the sense that if you press "play" sound will come out of your speakers. Probably nobody would choose it as their media player. Even, for instance, loading a file will take time, because Audacity imports it and then regards it as part of a project. It is a multitrack recording and editing tool. You could do other stuff with too, eg comparing wave display or spectrum display (I think it does spectrum). It is a technical tool, not a player.

If you want it included as standard, most probably one of the multi-media-based distributions will have it as standard, along with a lot of other audio-visual manipulation tools. Otherwise, you will have to install it. If there is no package for your distribution, download the source and compile it. It is fairly easy, as compiles go, but I have Ubuntu Studio + KXStudio, so some AV-specific library stuff may be there that might not be on a non-av-special distribution.

stf92 01-28-2013 12:42 PM

Thanks. I understand. Too specialized to be included in a distribution like Slackware.

cascade9 02-04-2013 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Thad E Ginataom (Post 4879213)
Audacity is only a player in the sense that if you press "play" sound will come out of your speakers. Probably nobody would choose it as their media player.

I and most people wouldn't use audacity as a player, but some do.....

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Originally Posted by timsoft (Post 4883996)
It would be nice to see audacity on the list. I use it for recording and listening.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4883996

Thad E Ginataom 02-05-2013 03:32 PM

OK... Insert a "probably" in front of my "wouldn't." :)

Some people probably like watching dancing waveforms as they watch. It has more use than random graphics, like, for instance, being able to find and cue the point from which you want to listen, do A-B looping, etc etc.

I use jack, which most people would not do, just for listening. At first, I used it because I have a firewire audio device. Then I found KXStudio, which makes the firewire device work and fairly simple to use with its Cadence tools. I "wire in" studio EQ software to compensate for my hearing loss. It's nice to be able to hear the treble again.

Although I don't make music, I too enjoy playing with this stuff, and Linux makes that possible :D


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