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Linux Multimedia Software

GUI

Command-line

  • Ardour - a digital audio workstation
  • Asunder CD Ripper - graphical audio CD ripper and encoder
  • Audacity - graphical cross-platform audio editor
  • Cheese - tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam
  • Clementine - a modern music player and library organizer
  • DeaDBeeF - a modular audio player for GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris, macOS, and other UNIX-like systems
  • E-Pyo - sound synthesis and audio signal processing environment
  • espeakedit - eSpeak voice editor
  • Ex Falso - audio tag editor
  • FreeWheeling - live looping musical instrument
  • Gespeaker - a GTK+ frontend for eSpeak and mbrola
  • gMTP - simple MP3 player client for MTP based devices
  • Guitarix - a Rock guitar amplifier for Jack
  • guvcview - a simple GTK+ interface for capturing and viewing video from devices supported by the Linux UVC driver
  • Hydrogen - a simple drum machine/step sequencer
  • ISO Master - an ISO image editor
  • K3b - KDE CD burning program
  • Kdenlive - an open source non-linear video editor
  • Kodi - open-source home theater software
  • LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) - software for easy music production
  • MilkyTacker - music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files
  • mpv - a media player
  • MuseScore2 - create, play, and print sheet music
  • OBS - free and open source software for video recording and live streaming
  • OpenShot - non-linear video editor
  • Patchage - a modular patch bay for audio and MIDI systems based on Jack and Alsa
  • PhysMo - video motion analysis
  • PitchBox - real-time voice and music changer
  • projectM - cross-platform music visualization
  • pavucontrol - a volume control for the PulseAudio sound server
  • ProTrekkr - tracker program combined with a software synthesizer (requires working /dev/dsp)
  • QjackCtl - a simple Qt application to control the JACK sound server daemon
  • QMidiArp - MIDI arpeggiator and LFO
  • Qt V4L2 test Utility - test bench application for video4linux devices
  • Quod Libet - audio library manager and player
  • Radio Tray - an online radio streaming player that runs on a Linux system tray
  • Rakarrack - guitar effects processor for GNU/Linux
  • Schism Tracker - tracked music editor based on Impulse Tracker
  • SMTube - an application that allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos
  • Sonic Visualiser - an application for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files
  • Sound Juicers - a CD ripping tool using GTK+ and GStreamer
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI - a multi platform Twitch.tv browser for Streamlink
  • StreamPi (GUI version) - live stream or locally record desktop on older/lighter hardware
  • Trackers (music) for Linux
  • VLC media player - a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player
  • Webcamoid - full featured webcam capture application
  • Xfburn - simple CD/DVD burning tool
  • Yoshimi - a software music synthesiser
  • ZynAddSubFX - a software synthesizer
  • abc2abc - a simple abc checker/re-formatter/transposer
  • abc2midi - converts abc file to MIDI file(s)
  • abcmatch - search for specific sequences of notes in an abc file composed of many tunes
  • aconnect - ALSA sequencer connection manager
  • alsamixer - soundcard mixer for ALSA soundcard driver, with ncurses interface
  • asciinema - terminal session recorder
  • audio-to-midi - convert a regular audio file to midi using Python
  • bristol - a synthesiser emulation package
  • cava - Console-based Audio Visualizer for Alsa (MPD and Pulseaudio)
  • cdw - front-end for cdrecord, mkisofs, growisofs, mkudffs and other tools
  • dvdauthor - assembles multiple mpeg program streams into a suitable DVD filesystem
  • dvd+rw-mediainfo - creates a slideshow movie in DVD video format from a list of pictures and effects
  • ecasound - sample editor, multitrack recorder, fx-processor, etc.
  • espeak - a multi-lingual software speech synthesizer
  • festival - a text-to-speech system
  • ffmpeg - tools for transcoding, streaming and playing of multimedia files
  • ffplay - FFplay media player
  • hasciicam - webcam ascii viewer
  • Hydrogen - a simple drum machine/step sequencer; howto for command-line
  • libdvdcss - needed to play DVD's
  • melt - author, play, and encode multitrack audio/video compositions
  • midi2abc - program to convert MIDI format files to abc notation
  • mikmod - play soundtracker etc. modules on a Unix machine
  • moc (mocp) - console audio player
  • mps-youtube (mpsyt) - search and play YouTube music and videos
  • mpv - a media player
  • openmpt123 - command line module music player based on libopenmpt
  • pacmd - reconfigure a PulseAudio sound server during runtime
  • pactl - control a running PulseAudio sound server
  • pamix - ncurses based pulseaudio mixer for the commandline
  • pmidi - a midi file player for ALSA
  • pulsemixer - CLI and curses mixer for PulseAudio
  • pyradio - play internet radio stations from the command-line
  • radio - console radio application to control connected radio devices
  • schismtracker - tracked music editor based on Impulse Tracker; in console use: schismtracker --video-fb-device=/dev/fb0
  • sox - Sound eXchange, the Swiss Army knife of audio manipulation
  • StreamPi (command-line version) - scripts to make live streaming and local recording easy with ffmpeg
  • STYMulator (ymplayer) - curses based player and converter for the YM chiptune format
  • termtosvg - renders your command line sessions as standalone SVG animations
  • timidity - MIDI-to-WAVE converter and player
  • v4l2-ctl - an application to control video4linux drivers
  • wodim - write data to optical disk media
  • yoshimi - a software music synthesiser; howto in command-line
  • youtube-dl - download videos from youtube.com or other video platforms
  • zynaddsubfx - a software synthesizer; howto in command-line

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