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Joe Soap 07-21-2002 02:40 PM

Editing music files
I've used Goldwave to edit mp3's in Windoze - y'know, lop a couple of seconds off the applause at the end, increase the volume, etc. But is there something similar available in Linux? I'd really prefer to NOT use the other OS.


Mara 07-21-2002 04:30 PM

I'm using Broadcast2000 (noe Cinelerra). Does not look impressive, but can do many things. NOTE:It's movie software, in fact.

Joe Soap 07-22-2002 02:00 AM

I'll give it a shot. Thanks.

da Perp 07-22-2002 03:39 AM

Get GLAME. Itīs a complete audio software facility. broadcast 2000 sucks nuts, and its actually a video editing tool moreso than it is an audio editing tool. GLAME is the GIMP of audio editing.

dorward 07-22-2002 04:05 AM

I'm fond of audacity for this kind of stuff.

Joe Soap 07-22-2002 04:06 AM

Well, with a recommendation like that, I'll just HAVE to get it :) Thanks.

da Perp 07-22-2002 04:10 AM

the way you make a selection in audacity really sucks nuts. ive tried al of this stuff, as im a semi professinal musicain. trust me on this one, go with GLAME.

Edit: sorry for spamming. wish i could delete this post. i thought you were going for audacity.


Joe Soap 07-22-2002 01:30 PM

Problem installing glame 0.6.3
Ok, now I can't install glame...

I d/l'ed glame-0.6.3.tar.gz from sourceforge and extracted it to /usr/local. So now I have a directory /usr/local/glame-0.6.3. I cd into it and try to execute ./configure as per the instructions. It comes back with a message: "configure: error: cannot find sources ( in . or .."

What am I doing wrong? Or not doing at all?

Any help and advice will be much appreciated.


da Perp 07-23-2002 07:21 AM

try getting it somewhere else...

r u sure there even is a configure script in the dir?
maybe itīs not, so just try running:

make &&
make install &&

Joe Soap 07-23-2002 08:28 AM

I'm reasonably sure there is a configure script, but I'm not at home at the moment...

Anyhoo I'll try what you suggested.

Btw, I thought that the d/l from sourceforge is pretty much the most up to date one you can get... Isn't that where the latest files will be available?

Joe Soap 08-01-2002 04:12 PM

Sorry for the delay...

I d/l'ed glame again and had a bit more success. The ./configure command runs but at some point I get the following error message:
checking for esd-config... no
checking for ESD - version >= 0.2.0... no
*** The esd-config script installed by ESD could not be found
*** If ESD was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the ESD_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to esd-config.
configure: error: GNOME needs esd library and development
I've searched the Suse installation cd's but haven't found anything that looks like it might be what I need. What is ESD and where do I find it?


isajera 08-01-2002 04:28 PM

esd is the esound daemon. it's available from the website. it's pretty common.

Joe Soap 08-22-2002 01:46 PM

At long last I can post again...

Ok, since the last advice, I've installed esd (I think...) and got to the point where the ./configure seems to run quite happily. However, the next step (make), carries on for a while and then complains about missing Does this mean that my esd-installation was unsuccessful or what?

As always, all advice is welcome and appreciated.


Mara 08-22-2002 02:11 PM

No, it needs to be compiled in a special way to produce .la file. I don't remember how to do it, so I'm not sure but run
./configure --help
for esd and search for an option to use libtools (libtools can produce *.la files).

isajera 08-22-2002 03:24 PM

did you run ld after you installed libesd?

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