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Content definition: Tools that support the preservation of digital audio data.

Tools for this content type

ADC Test Tests and reports on audio analog-to-digital converters X
Audacity The open source audio editor XXXXX
Audio/Video to WAV Converter This tool converts audio and video files to WAV format. X
Avcc AVCC is an open source application that enables collaborative, efficient item-level cataloging of audiovisual collections. XX
BWF MetaEdit BWF MetaEdit permits embedding, validating, and exporting of metadata in Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF) files. XX
CDRDAO (CDR Disk At Once) Cdrdao records audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode based on a textual description of the CD contents. X
Catalyst Catalyst is a solution for the creation of better inventories and the management of digitization workflows.
Clipper Clipper is a free open-source web application enabling researchers to create and share virtual-clips without altering the original media files X
Cost of Inaction Calculator A calculator to analyze the Cost of Inaction of not digitizing/preserving audiovisual assets X
DMC (DBpoweramp Music Converter) dBpoweramp Music Converter (dMC) is an audio conversion tool. X
Easy CD-DA Extractor Easy CD-DA Extractor is CD Ripper, Music Converter, Audio Converter, Metadata Editor, and CD/DVD burning software. XXXX
Exact Audio Copy Exact Audio Copy is an audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives on Windows only. XXXX
ExifTool Properties extraction, identification, metadata editing XX
  • FFmpeg* is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
GetID3() Extracts technical and embedded descriptive metadata from common multimedia file formats. XX
IsoBuster Recover data from CD, DVD, BD, HDD, Flash drive, USB stick, media card, SD and SSD. X
Libsafe libsafe allows the organizations to create a full OAIS compliant Archive, including active and passive digital preservation workflows and is particularly suited for master image files of digitizing processes. X
MP3val MP3val is a small, high-speed, free software tool for checking MPEG audio files' integrity. XX
MPG321 mpg321 is a command-line mp3 player. mpg321 is used for frontends, as an mp3 player and as an mp3 to wave file decoder. X
Mdqc Tool for managing and comparing digital asset metadata XXX
MediaConch MediaConch is a file validation software. XX
MediaInfo Supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file. XX
Metadata Interrogator The Metadata Interrogator is a standalone, offline GUI tool for extracting and analysing metadata from a wide variety of file formats. XX
Metadata++ Freeware tool to view, edit, modify, extract, copy metadata of various formats. XX
Paranoia "Use your CDROM drive to read audio tracks.... and have it actually work right!" X
Rescarta The ResCarta Tools software empowers users to create non-proprietary digital objects with LOC standard METS, MODS, MIX and AudioMD metadata from existing TIFF, JPEG, PDF and WAV data through user-friendly interfaces. XX
Unstoppable Copier Attempts to recover every readable piece of a file and puts the pieces together. X
VLC Media Player Cross platform audio and video player based primarily on the libavcodec. X
XcorrSound The xcorrSound package compares sound waves using cross correlation. XX