Natural Reader is a free software for Windows and Mac, which reads out text and allows saving it as an audio file. It is one of the most robust text to speech software that you are ever likely to find and comes with many features that allow you to not only listen to entered text but to convert it to Mp3 format, select the speed at which the text is Continue Reading →
If you are having problem running some popular audio and video formats in Windows 8, then it’s time you installed Windows 8 Codecs. It is a codecs pack for Win 8 computers, which upgrades your media player with up-to-date codecs, so that you can playback all major video and audio formats including; AMR, MPC, OFR, OGG, OGV, OGM, RMVB, Xvid, DIVX, MKV, MKA, Flac, APE, EVO, FLV and M4b.
Keeping up with a lecture can be hard and therefore recording it can be of immense convenience. However, recording lectures and other types of conversations through a large room can result in a lot of white noise and silent bits. HT Recorder is an application for iPad that skips such silent bits during the recording process. HT Recorder is fully capable of recording and editing conversations, which can be later Continue Reading →
A few months back we saw a very raw Android build for the VLC Media Player. Recently, a beta version of VLC (Neon Version) was released on the Google Play store. In this post we will take a look at some of the features offered by VLC Neon.
Most reliable audio converters allow conversion between popular audio formats and provide quick encoding of added files. One such example is the NV Audio Converter. However, such applications only provide support for a handful of audio presets and do not allow converting audio files according to specific devices (such as an HTC, Blackberry, Nokia or iOS devices).
Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Nautilus file browser, which provides an instant preview of different kinds of files including videos, music, pictures, documents and source code files. It has been based on Apple’s Quicklook, which is a feature to get an instant preview of different kind of files. Gloobus-Preview is part of the three Gloobus projects, the other two being CoverGloobus (to preview and switch between audio files) and Continue Reading →
There are a number of audio and multimedia players for Linux such as Banshee and VLC. However, if you are looking for a lightweight alternative for such players, then try Audacious. It is an open source Linux player for the Gnome desktop environment. Audacious has been designed to provide smooth audio playback and decoding correctness. It consumes less memory (approximately 7.3 MB of RAM) and system resources which makes it Continue Reading →
It can be quite annoying to switch between your Windows sound card and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) device for receiving audio output. In Windows, one can normally only select a single device such as the sound card or the HDMI device for receiving audio output. In this post I will provide you with a simple tip which will allow you to receive audio output from your Windows sound card and Continue Reading →
Dupe Guru ME (Music Edition) is a cross-platform application which removes duplicate audio files, tags and content. It has versions available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based operating systems. The best feature of this free software is that it scans for not just duplicate files but can also be configured to scan duplicate tags and content within your music collection. This can help you remove clutter from your Continue Reading →
BeatBox is a simple, and elegant music player for Ubuntu Linux, with album art and smart playlist support. It allows creating playlists with detailed information regarding the audio track. You can also add album art by simply dragging and dropping images onto BeatBox. Drag and drop functionality also enables adding songs to be played. BeatBox volume options can be easily configured from next to the Banshee volume settings in the Continue Reading →