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'WaveSurfer' is a sound visualization/manipulation tool for novice and advanced users, with a simple and intuitive user interface. It can be adapted to various tasks including speech research and education, speech/sound analysis, and sound annotation/transcription. You can also make more advanced/specialized applications by extending it with custom plugins or embedding its components in other applications. Its flexible interface handles many different file formats; it also supports encoding and Unicode with unlimited file size.


User manual available in HTML format from; Developer manual available in HTML format from

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
BSD 2ClauseJanet Casey29 March 2005

Leaders and contributors

Kåre Sjölander Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support Forum

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Tcl/Tk
Required to use Snack sound toolkit 2.2 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 March 2005.


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