cfxr (OSX) sfxr (Windows) – Sound Effects Software

OSX Version At This Page:

Enter: cfxr

Original Windows Version:

Enter: sfxr

Info From Web Site:

“This is a little tool I made in connection with the 10th Ludum Dare competition held in December 2007. Its original purpose was to provide a simple means of getting basic sound effects into a game for those people who were working hard to get their entries done within the 48 hours and didn’t have time to spend looking for suitable ways of doing this.
The idea was that they could just hit a few buttons in this application and get some largely randomized effects that were custom in the sense that the user could accept/reject each proposed sound.

It turned out to work rather well and a lot of the entrants used it, which is cool. Anyone else in the same situation (need some basic sound effects, don’t really care about top quality, have no idea where to get them) should find it pretty useful, if nothing else then just as placeholder sounds to kill the silence until final content has been produced.

Basic usage involves hitting the randomize button (or one of the other buttons to your left if you need a specific standard sound), listen to the generated sound, then deciding if it sounds ok or not. If it does, then export it to .WAV and you’re done, if not – just hit the button again and get something different.
All the parameters used to create each sound are manually tweakable to allow fine-tuning if you feel like getting your hands dirty. Space is a useful shortcut to play the current sound.

There will probably be a minor update of this in the near future, adding some convenient features.

Source code is available and you’re free to use it for anything you please. I’ve put it under the MIT free software license.”

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Amazing Freeware Application

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MediaInfo Software: Technical and Tag Information About a Video or Audio File

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What information can I get from MediaInfo?

  • General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration…
  • Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate…
  • Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate…
  • Text: language of subtitle
  • Chapters: number of chapters, list of chapters

What format (container) does MediaInfo support?

  • Video: MKV, OGM, AVIDivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB)…
    (Codecs: DivXXviD, MSMPEG4, ASP, H.264, AVC…)
  • Audio: OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF…
  • Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, SAMI…

What can I do with it?

  • Read many video and audio file formats
  • Different methods of viewing information (text, sheet, tree, HTML…)
  • You can customise these views
  • Exporting information as text, CSV, HTML…
  • Graphical Interface, Command Line, or DLL
  • Integration with MS-Windows shell (drag ‘n’ drop, and Context menu)
  • Internationalisation: Any language display on any version of your operating system
  • Localisation capability (but volunteers needed)