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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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Synaptic Package Manager
Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.


  • Sound Juicer
    Sound Juicer is a CD ripping tool that features a clean interface and automatic tagging of files. Read more hot
  • SoX
    SoX, the swiss army knife of sound processing programs. SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files in to other formats. It can also apply various effects to these sound files during the conversion. As an added bonus, SoX can play and record audio files on several unix-style platforms. Read more hot
  • abrowse
    abrowse is a program which allows you to read AKAI S1000/3000 sample CD's and write the samples into wav audio format.
  • ac3iec958
    ac3iec958 converts Dolby Digital AC3 streams to streams suitable for direct output to a digital sound cardac3iec958.
  • aifc2wav
    aifc2wav is an aifc ima4 to wav translator.
  • AudConvert
    AudConvert is an application that is designed to take any audio format and convert it to any other audio format. It was created to convert a collection of Ogg Vorbis files into MP3s for use on portable devices.
  • AudioMove
    AudioMove is a handy GUI-based batch audio file converter/ copier program. It can convert various audio file formats to WAV, AIFF, or LCS format (using libsndfile), and do high- quality sample-rate conversion at the same time (using libsamplerate).
  • BasicPlay
    BasicPlay parses the PLAY statement from the BASIC language, converting the sounds to a sequence of frequencies. These frequencies can then be saved in numerous formats including Interactive C and the BASIC SOUND statement. The sounds can also be rendered to a WAVE file.
  • Curlew
    Curlew is an easy to use multimedia converter. It is written in Python and GTK3.
  • Emptytree Seedy
    Emptytree Seedy is a distributed digital music system. It is designed to operate in a multi-host, automatic and batch manner to simplify the encoding of an entire CD collection. It is designed to operate in a multi-host, automatic and batch manner to simplify the encoding of an entire CD collection
  • Enc2ly
    Enc2ly is a small tool for dumping musical information contained in an Encore binary file to a Lilypond text one.
  • Flac2All
    Flac2All is a multi-threaded script that will convert your collection of FLAC files into either Ogg Vorbis, MP3 (with the Lame encoder), or FLAC, complete with any tags and identical file/folder structure.
  • flac2mp3
    flac2mp3 is a Perl script to convert FLAC files to MP3 format. It will process an entire directory tree and put the MP3 files in a similar structure.
  • ftransc
    ftransc is a script written in python for the Linux-based operating systems for converting audio files across various formats.
  • Gnac
    Gnac is an easy-to-use audio conversion program for the GNOME desktop. It is designed to be powerful but simple. It provides easy audio file conversion between all GStreamer supported audio formats.
  • iso2mkv
    iso2mkv is software for automated DVD to XviD/vorbis MKV video conversion with almost total control on the compression, while being simple and straightforward to use. It is a command line bash script based on Mplayer, Mencoder, oggenc, and mkvmerge.
  • Klira
    Klira is an audio converter for KDE. It lets you convert to and from various audio file formats (at the moment: mp3, Ogg and wav), maintaining, when possible, all the informations attached to those files (title, author and so on).
  • kwavencoder
    audiokonverter is a small utility to easily convert from OGG, MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WMA, RealAudio, Musepack, Wavpack, WAV and movies to MP3, OGG, M4A, WAV and FLAC in Konqueror by right-clicking on them. It needs oggenc, oggdec, faac, faad, flac, mplayer and lame to work.
  • la2vcd
    la2vcd is a utility to translate waveforms captured with HP and Agilent logic analyzers (e.g., 16500B) to a VCD file for use with a waveform viewer application such as GTKWave.
  • midi2trommler
    midi2trommler converts a MIDI file to a Trommler song file.
  • Perl Audio Converter
    Perl Audio Converter (PAC) is a tool for converting multiple audio types from one format to another. It supports MP2, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Shorten, Monkey Audio, FAAC (AAC/M4A/MP4), Musepack (MPC), Wavpack (WV), OptimFrog (OFR/OFS), TTA, LPAC, Kexis (KXS), AIFF, AC3, Lossless Audio (LA), BONK, AU, SND, RAW, VOC, SMP, RealAudio (RA/RAM), WAV, and WMA. It can also convert audio from the following video formats/extensions: RM, RV, ASF, DivX, MPG, MKV, MPEG, AVI, MOV, OGM, QT, VCD, VOB, and WMV. A CD ripping function with CDDB support, batch and playlist conversion, tag preservation for most supported formats, independent tag reading/writing, and extensions for Konqueror and amaroK are also provided.
  • PhonoRipper
    PhonoRipper is intended to be(come) a graphical tool that allows easy creating of audio-CD´s from analog sources like vinyl records or tape cassettes.
  • Python Audio Tools
    Python Audio Tools is a collection of audio handling programs that work from the command line. These include programs for CD extraction, track conversion from one audio format to another, track renaming and retagging, track identification, CD burning from tracks, and more. It supports internationalized track filenames and metadata using Unicode. It works with high-definition, multi-channel audio as well as CD-quality. Track conversion uses multiple CPUs or CPU cores if available to greatly speed the transcoding process. Track metadata can be retrieved from FreeDB or FreeDB-compatible servers. Audio formats supported are WAV, FLAC, WavPack, Monkey's Audio, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, M4A, and more.
    RATECONV is a universal tool to convert sample rates of audio signals consisting of signed 16bit data, mono or stereo.
  • Rtttl2wav
    Rtttl2wav converts RTTTL formatted ringing tones to WAV files.
  • Secret Rabbit Code
    Secret Rabbit Code is a Sample Rate Converter for audio. One example of where such a thing would be useful is converting audio from the CD sample rate of 44.1kHz to the 48kHz sample rate used by DAT players.
  • sfront
    sfront compiles MPEG 4 Structured Audio (MP4-SA) bitstreams into efficient C programs that generate audio when executed. MP4-SA is a standard for normative algorithmic sound, that combines an audio signal processing language (SAOL) with score languages (SASL, and the legacy MIDI File Format). Under Linux, sfront supports real-time, low-latency audio input/output and MIDI input from soundcards.
  • smp-encode
    smp-encode is a compact utility that encodes groups of audio files in parallel to make use of multiple CPUs with single threaded encoders. It supports supports OggEnc and LAME.
  • SnakeBite
    SnakeBite is an audio conversion application that can convert your entire music library to MP3 in a single step. SnakeBite can convert any GStreamer-supported audio format into MP3. SnakeBite is designed for those who use libre audio formats like Vorbis and FLAC, but also need their music in the MP3 format. It duplicates an entire folder tree of audio files, but converted to MP3.
  • Sound Converter
    Sound Converter is a simple sound converter application for the GNOME environment. It is very rudimentary. It reads and writes WAV, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. The user interface is raw, but should be simple enough to get the job donesimple sound converter application for the GNOME environment. It is very rudimentary. It reads and writes WAV, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. The user interface is raw, but should be simple enough to get the job done.
  • soundconverter
    Soundconverter is a Unix command-line program to convert sound files from one format to another. The formats supported are Au, WAV, MP3, and Ogg.
  • sr-convert
    sr-convert is a sample-rate conversion utility for WAV files. Its primary emphasis is on sound quality. It supports a wide variety of sampling rates and can convert from any of the supported rates to any other. It uses SSE instructions if they are available on your system.
  • Transcoder Audio Edition
    Transcoder Audio Edition is an audio converter which can convert from one audio format into another and can extract audio tracks from video files and convert them into audio formats. It uses GTK+ as GUI toolkit and ffmpeg as backend.
  • wav2mid
    wav2mid is a program for converting wave files to midi.
  • WaveToMidi
    WaveToMidi analyzes the source audio file finding the musical notes played in this file and writing it to the destination midi file, you can analyze music you recorded with your instrument/s, your voice or from audio files you have loaded into your computer, also you can analyze audio recorded in realtime from a microphone or instrument plugged to your computer's audio input.
  • xmtomid
    xmtomid is a tool to convert FastTracker II modules to general MIDI files.
  • YATM
    Yet Another Time Machine: When listening to recordings of human speech (like audio books, conference recordings, ...) it can be useful to have the ability to adjust the playback speed without changing the pitch of the recording. This simple command line program can do this for you. Playing a audio book at 150% of its original tempo is still intelligable and saves time, therefore the name of the program.

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