OER Handbook/educator version one/Compose/Audio

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Audacity is the most widely used open-source audio editing tool. MPlayer can play a wide range of formats. Songbird has some nice features that set it apart from other music players.

Program Name Uses of Program Compatible formats Operating Systems
Audacity[1] Audio recorder/editor.

For help see WikiEducator's Audacity Tutorials[2]

WAV, AIFF, OGG, FLAC Windows®, Mac OS X®, GNU/Linux
Juice[3] Subscribe and manage podcasts MP3, OGG, and similar audio files Windows®, Mac OS X®, GNU/Linux
MPlayer[4] Audio and video player with multiple skins for different appearance Numerous audio and video formats, including several open formats Windows®, Mac OS X®, GNU/Linux
Songbird[5] Audio and video player with built-in web browser; easy download of audio files from a website MP3, MPEG-4, OGG, ACC, WMA Windows®, Mac OS X®, GNU/Linux


  1. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  2. http://www.wikieducator.org/Using_Audacity
  3. http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/download/index.php
  4. http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
  5. http://www.songbirdnest.com/