[linux-audio-user] ANNOUNCEMENT - WaveSurfer 1.3 released

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Subject: [linux-audio-user] ANNOUNCEMENT - WaveSurfer 1.3 released
From: Kare Sjolander (kare_AT_speech.kth.se)
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 17:26:23 EET

WaveSurfer 1.3

We are happy to release WaveSurfer version 1.3

Changes since version 1.2.1

* Sounds are now opened in separate windows, the old behaviour is still
available as an option.

* New zoom icons in the tool bar

* Fade filters: linear, exponential, and logarithmic

* Improved dot plots for quicker edits/redraws

* Label boundaries can now extend across spectrogram and waveform panes

* Other enhancements and bug-fixes

WaveSurfer is a tool for viewing, editing, and annotating sound data,
suited for a wide range of tasks in speech research and education.
This release also contains several example plug-ins and applications
for developers wishing to use WaveSurfer functionality in custom


* Multi-platform - Linux, Windows, Macintosh, Sun Solaris,
  HP-UX, FreeBSD, and SGI IRIX

* Flexible interface - quick and easy navigation in multiple sounds

* Common sound file formats - WAV, AU, AIFF, MP3, CSL, SD,
  Ogg/Vorbis, and NIST/Sphere

* Transcription plugin supports encodings and Unicode

* Reads and writes several transcription file formats, HTK (and MLF),
  TIMIT, ESPS/Waves+, and Phondat

* Unlimited file size - playback and recording directly from/to disk

* Sound analysis - e.g. spectrogram and pitch analysis

* Customizable - users can create their own configurations

* Extensible - new functionality can be added through a plugin

* Embeddable - WaveSurfer can be used as a widget in custom applications

* Scriptable - hosts a built-in script interpreter

* Localization support

WaveSurfer is being developed at the Centre for Speech Technology (CTT)
at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, and is provided as open source, under a
BSD-style license.

WaveSurfer is available for download in binary format or with full
source code. Download at

Kare Sjolander & Jonas Beskow

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