Install ‘ocenaudio’ (Audio Editor) on Fedora 22 & 21

Although not as powerful as Audacity, ocenaudio is still a very intuitive looking, free audio editor, that I actually prefer over Audacity, for my somewhat simple audio editing needs (you know, volume gaining, noise reduction etc).

It supports huge number of audio formats (WMA, AAC, OGG, MP3, WAV, AIFF and a lot more) for both importing and exporting. And you can easily Cut/Copy & Paste, can add effects (Silence, Invert, Noises, Delays, Gain & Normalize etc) and filters (low pass, high pass…), view the audio content through a spectral or waveform styles (or use both), add regions & labels and record. These are of course a few of its features to mention.

ocenaudio also supports previewing the effects and filters in real-time, without having to add them to the actual audio file. Support for uploading the edited tracks to a FTP server, directly from its GUI, comes pre-built.

ocenaudio 2.0.16 running on Fedora 22

Other than the Windows & Mac OS X platforms, ocenaudio provides pre-built packages for Debian (deb) & Fedora (rpm) based distributions, thus installing it on Fedora 22 & 21 is a breeze.

So if you’re using Fedora 22, first get the rpm (64-bit or 32-bit, depending on your distribution) package from its official download page, then simply double click on it and the package manager should take care the rest for you.

ocenaudio 2.0.16 featuring the live preview of the equalizer (Fedora 22)
Previewing the filters before applying…

However, like me, if you’ve disabled the ‘packagekit’ daemon (a utility that downloads system updates from the background, it’s also required by the package manager GUI), then you’ll have to use the command-line to install it. In that case, once you’ve finished downloading its package, use the below command (make sure to replace ‘package_path‘ with the downloaded file’s path):

sudo dnf install package_path

dnf should take care of installing the prerequisite packages (dependencies).

If you use an earlier version of Fedora however, say Fedora 21, then once you’ve finished downloading ocenaudio, enter the below command to install the dependencies first, otherwise the installation will fail:

sudo yum install jack-audio-connection-kit libffado libxml++

Then enter the below command to install ocenaudio (here too replace ‘package_path‘ with the downloaded file’s path):

sudo rpm -ivh package_path

That should do it, enjoy!.

P.S: If you have tips for newly released software for GNU/Linux, please let me know. Thank you.

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