fmedia

fmedia - fast media player/recorder/converter

OVERVIEW

fmedia is a fast asynchronous media player/recorder/converter for Windows and Linux. Its goal is to provide smooth playback even if input device is very slow and unresponsive. The architecture allows to extend the functionality of the application in any way: adding a new audio input/output format, a new DSP filter or even a new GUI. fmedia is very small and fast: it has low CPU & memory consumption making it ideal to listen to music or process audio files while running on a notebook's battery. fmedia can decode: .mp3, .ogg (Vorbis), .opus, .m4a/.mp4 (AAC, ALAC, MPEG), .mka/.mkv (AAC, ALAC, MPEG, Vorbis), .avi (AAC, MPEG), .flac, .ape, .wv, .wav. fmedia can encode into: .mp3, .ogg, .opus, .m4a (AAC), .flac, .wav. You'll find more detailed information about fmedia in README.txt file inside the package.

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Note: it's beta version - not tested well enough, not all functions will work as expected. See section "USE-CASES" to have an idea of which features should work.

Self-contained. fmedia uses modified versions of 3rd party libraries: libALAC, libfdk-aac, libFLAC, libMAC, libmp3lame, libmpg123, libogg, libopus, libsoxr, libvorbisenc, libvorbis, libwavpack. Everything is inside the package, so no additional dependencies are required to be installed on your system.

Portable. No installation, just uncompress the package anywhere you want!

Open-source. You can download the sourcecode from here: https://github.com/stsaz/fmedia

CHANGES

fmedia v0.20 - Dec 3, 2016

 + MKA/MKV input (no seeking)
 + AVI input (no seeking)
 * MP4 read: support MPEG input
 - MP4 read: fix AAC, ALAC seeking (v0.18 bug)
 - MP4 write: the first entry in stsz or stco might be corrupted when writing in streaming mode
 * ALAC decode: truncate last audio frame to match container's total audio length
 - encoders: accurate total samples estimation when sample rate conversion is used
 - OGG read: handle pages with granule position = -1

 * GUI: add AAC quality setting for recording
 - GUI: segfault on trying to open empty/corrupted file

 - plist: CUE/M3U/PLS: filenames with spaces didn't work (v0.19 bug)

 + fmedia: add --globcmd argument for controlling fmedia running in another process
 * file output: new variable $timems can be used while naming files
 - core: fix filters chain mem leak
 - core: segfault on stopping active track whose queue was cleared
 - core: bad output for mono->stereo channel conversion (FF v16.08 bug)
 - core: fix segfault on processing unknown $-variable when --record is used (v0.16 bug)
 - core: arbitrary block of data could be skipped after a command is sent to core (v0.18 bug)
See full history

INSTALL ON WINDOWS

1. Unpack archive to the directory of your choice, e.g. to "C:\Program Files\fmedia" 2. Optionally, run the following command (from console):

"C:\Program Files\fmedia\fmedia.exe" --install
This command will:

INSTALL ON LINUX

1. Unpack archive to the directory of your choice, e.g. to "/usr/local/fmedia-0":

tar Jxf ./fmedia-0.8-linux-amd64.tar.xz -C /usr/local
2. Optionally, create a symbolic link:
ln -s /usr/local/fmedia-0/fmedia /usr/local/bin/fmedia
Note: the file "fmedia-0/fmedia" is just a script that executes binary file "fmedia-0/fmedia-bin" with proper environment. If the script doesn't work for some reason, call fmedia-bin directly:
env LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/fmedia-0 /usr/local/fmedia-0/fmedia-bin

MODULES

All features are provided by fmedia modules divided into 3 groups:

INPUT
	. File
	. ICY
	. WASAPI Capture
	. Windows Direct Sound Capture
	. ALSA Capture

FILTERS
	Containers:
	. MP4 input/output
	. MKV input
	. OGG input/output
	. AVI input

	Lossy codecs:
	. MPEG input/output
	. Vorbis input/output
	. Opus input/output
	. AAC input/output

	Lossless Codecs:
	. FLAC input/output
	. ALAC input
	. WavPack input
	. APE input
	. WAV input/output
	. RAW input

	Playlists:
	. M3U, PLS input
	. CUE input
	. Directory input

	Other:
	. PCM converter
	. PCM peaks
	. Mixer
	. Terminal UI
	. Graphical UI

OUTPUT
	. File
	. Windows Direct Sound Playback
	. WASAPI Playback
	. ALSA Playback

USE-CASES

Note the difference between UNIX and Windows terminals when you use special characters and spaces:

PLAY

Play files, directories, Internet-radio streams
	fmedia ./file.ogg ./*.mp3
	fmedia ./Music
	fmedia http://radio-stream:80/

Play (mix) multiple streams simultaneously
	fmedia --mix ./file1.ogg ./file2.ogg

Play wav file with a corrupted header
	fmedia ./file.raw --fseek=44

CONVERT

Convert
	fmedia ./file.ogg --out=./file.wav
	fmedia ./file.wav --out=./file.ogg --ogg-quality=7.0
	fmedia ./file.wav --out=./file.mp3 --mpeg-quality=0 --rate=48000

Convert all .wav files from the current directory to .ogg
	fmedia ./*.wav --out=.ogg --outdir=.

Convert file and override meta info
	fmedia ./file.flac --out=.ogg --meta='artist=Artist Name;comment=My Comment'

Extract several tracks from .cue file
	fmedia ./album.flac.cue --track=3,7,13 --out='$tracknumber. $artist - $title.flac'

Split audio file
	fmedia ./file.wav --seek=00:35 --until=01:35 --out=./file-1.wav

Cut compressed audio without re-encoding
	fmedia ./file.ogg --out=./out.ogg --seek=1:00 --until=2:00 --stream-copy

Copy left channel's audio from a stereo source
	fmedia ./stereo.ogg -o left.wav --channels=left

Change sound volume in an audio file
	fmedia --gain=5.0 ./file.wav --out=./file-loud.wav

RECORD

Capture audio from the default audio input device until stopped
	fmedia --record --out=rec.flac

Record with the specific audio format
	fmedia --record -o rec.wav --format=int24 --channels=mono --rate=48000

Record for 60 seconds then stop
	fmedia --record --out=rec.flac --until=60

Record while playing
	fmedia ./file.ogg --record --out=./rec.wav

Live output
	fmedia --record

Record audio from Internet radio (without re-encoding)
	fmedia http://radio-stream:80/ -o ./radio.mp3 --stream-copy

Play AND record audio from Internet radio into separate files (without re-encoding)
	fmedia http://radio-stream:80/ --out-copy -o './$time. $artist - $title.mp3' --stream-copy

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Print audio meta info
	fmedia --info ./file.mp3

Print audio meta info and all tags
	fmedia --info --tags ./file.mp3

Show PCM information
	fmedia input.ogg --pcm-peaks

FEEDBACK

Please report bugs to stsaz [at] yandex.ru. Your suggestions and source code patches are also greatly appreciated.

Copyright © 2015 Simon Zolin