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Old 04-07-2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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Wave Form Editor?


Hi all,

I am looking for a wave form editor, preferably one that supports other formats like MP3 directly (without having to convert to WAV with another application).

Anyone has any to recommend?

i tried Ecawave, but have encountered some problems with it. Searching with the Synaptic Package Manager, i could see GNoise and Kwave as well. Anyone has got any experience with those?



TIA and Regards,
Edwin
 
Old 04-07-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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Most people, including me, use Audacity. I've heard that Ardour is also quite good.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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I also recommend Audacity as well however, after you install audacity in the options you may have to tell it where lame is on your system. I had to do this because mp3 conversion would not work, I realized that it did not detect my lame installation automatically.



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Old 04-07-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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Audacity, definitely.
Ardour is a powerful program, but i would not recommend it for straight audio editing...seems to be directed more toward professional recording/mixing, and its size and complexity reflects that.
http://linux-sound.org/
 
Old 04-07-2006, 11:24 AM   #5
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Thanks for the recommendations guys!

I've had a look at both Audacity and Ardour. Agree that Ardour does look complex. Audacity sounds good, and it is even available in my universe (i'm using Ubuntu Breezy Badger)... UNFORTUNATELY, it requires libglib1.2, libgtk1.2 and libgtk1.2-common, while i have libglib2.0-0. libgtk2.0-0 and libgtk2.0-common installed. Should i be concerned about conflicts?

Also, i'm *not sure* if i have lame installed... i do have the package liblame0 installed, however, i once tried to convert a WAV file to MP3 and i just couldn't figure how to do that.



Thanks and Regards,
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #6
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Using Synaptic or apt-get to install audacity should handle any dependancies the package will need.

Looks like you have lame installed but to be sure on the command line type this

whereis lame

This will give you a list of every directory where lame is located. Also keep my previous post in mind that you may have to configure the software in options to tell it where lame is on your system.

For instance when I installed grip it did not detect lame automatically I had to go into options to make the changes for it to use lame for mp3 conversion.



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Old 04-07-2006, 08:27 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuiq
Using Synaptic or apt-get to install audacity should handle any dependancies the package will need.
i though so too, but the question is, whether i can have libglib1.2 and libglib2.0-0, libgtk1.2 and libgtk2.0-0, and libgtk1.2-common and libgtk2.0-common co-existing on my system at the same time. 'cos i have other applications that depend on those three libraries, i wouldn't want to break them...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuiq
Looks like you have lame installed but to be sure on the command line type this

whereis lame
hmm... looks like i don't...

Code:
$ whereis lame
lame:


Thanks and Regards,
Edwin
 
Old 04-08-2006, 10:16 AM   #8
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Audacity needs only libmp3lame.so*
It doesn't require the lame executeable, so maybe try "locate libmp3". It's possible that maybe you have the lib installed, but not the full lame package?

I'm really surprised that your system does not have both gtk1.2 and gtk2 installed. Even though gtk2 is obviously newer, there are still many programs (fortunately) which use the older (and smaller & faster) gtk1.2
 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:25 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mikshaw
Audacity needs only libmp3lame.so*
It doesn't require the lame executeable, so maybe try "locate libmp3". It's possible that maybe you have the lib installed, but not the full lame package?
Great! It has.

Code:
$ locate libmp3
/usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0
/usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0.0.0
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikshaw
I'm really surprised that your system does not have both gtk1.2 and gtk2 installed. Even though gtk2 is obviously newer, there are still many programs (fortunately) which use the older (and smaller & faster) gtk1.2
Oh? Does it mean that gtk1.2 and gtk2 can co-exist at the same time? i didn't know that, always thought that there would be some conflict. On the same note, does it mean that (for a different purpose), i can have python2.3 and python2.4, and gcc-3.4-base and gcc-4.0-base at the same time?



Thanks and Regards,
Edwin
 
Old 04-09-2006, 07:47 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by edwin11
Great! It has.

Code:
$ locate libmp3
/usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0
/usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0.0.0


Oh? Does it mean that gtk1.2 and gtk2 can co-exist at the same time? i didn't know that, always thought that there would be some conflict. On the same note, does it mean that (for a different purpose), i can have python2.3 and python2.4, and gcc-3.4-base and gcc-4.0-base at the same time?



Thanks and Regards,
Edwin
I have all those installed at the same time with no broken packages or conflicts. And yes I installed audacity through synaptic w/o problems.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:14 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuiq
I have all those installed at the same time with no broken packages or conflicts. And yes I installed audacity through synaptic w/o problems.
Great! i'll go ahead and do that. Thanks and also to all who replied!



Regards,
Edwin
 
  


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