But this list does reflect the growing vitality of the open source ecosystem. It just keeps growing and growing
Feel free to browse the list heck, the whole darn thing spans just a handful of pages, so take a moment, would you? I mean, what are you, busy?
Or, if youre one of those modern, time-obsessed types, you can jump without delay! to the pages that include:
3D Animation Editor
This 3D modeler and animation tool allows users to read, display, and perform low-level editing tasks on VRML97 files. VRML97, which stands for "Virtual Reality Modeling Language," is the current industry standard for displaying 3D animations on the Web. Operating system: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X.
Written using GNOME and GTK+, Rubrica stores contact information as XML data. It can import/export from a variety of formats, including GnomeCard, KAddressbook, Evolution, and csv file format. Operating system: Linux/Unix.
Audacity allows users to record live audio, convert tapes and records to digital formats, or mix pre-existing digital audio tracks. Supported formats include Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files. Operating system: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X, Classic Mac.
This audio decoder and processor filter allows media players to play AC3 and DTS audio tracks from movies. It also allows you to mix audio tracks and adjust sound quality. Operating system: Windows.
Tired of constantly adjusting the volume on your MP3 player? MP3Gain uses statistical analysis to gauge how loud songs sound in the human ear, and then modifies the volume appropriately without degrading the quality of playback. Operating system: OS Independent.
This CD ripper supports a number of different audio encoders, as well as audio tag formats. CDex also allows direct recording of multiple tracks and provides advanced jitter correction. Operating system: Windows.
StreamRipper allows you to record and save Shoutcast streams and other Internet audio. Its key feature is the ability to find silences and mark them as possible points of track separation. Operating system: Windows, Linux/Unix.
Although LAME stands for "Lame Aint No MP3 Encoder," the first line on the its Web site states, "LAME is an MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder." It was intended as an educational tool for those interested in improving the speed and quality of MP3 files. Operating system: OS Portable.
Formerly named "Cdrecord," Cdrtools includes a complete set of applications for recording/burning CDs, DVDs, and BluRay disks. Ports are available for nearly every imaginable operating system, and it supports a wide range of hardware options. Operating system: OS Portable.
EasyTAG allows users to view and edit the tag fields on MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey's Audio, and WavPack files. It includes a tree-based browser and CDDB support for manual and automatic searches. Operating system: Windows, Linux.
The key feature of this music player is its playlist management/queuing abilities. By default, Moosic supports MP3, Ogg, MIDI, MOD, and WAV files, but it can be configured to support other file formats as well. Operating system: Unix.
Simply select a directory, and the MOC (Music On Console) audio player will play all files in that directory. Supported file formats include MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack, Speex, WAVE, AIFF, and AU. Operating system: Linux/Unix.
This audios players claim to fame is its easy-to-use, attractive interface. Amarok's browser-like feel also makes it easy to use playlists. Operating system: Linux/Unix.
The worlds most widely used forum creation software, phpBB, lets you set up an online community in just minutes. The latest release, tagged "Olympus," includes the ability to send attachments, create unlimited sub-forums, add custom BBCodes, and many other new features. Operating system: OS independent.
The zlib developers describe it as "a massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library (also free, not to mention unencumbered by patents)." This lossless data compression and decompression utility works with nearly any type of file, any type of hardware, and any OS. Operating system: OS Portable.
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