# dtas - duct tape audio suite for *nix
Free Software command-line tools for audio playback, mastering, and
whatever else related to audio. dtas follows the worse-is-better
philosophy and acts as duct tape to combine existing command-line tools
for flexibility and ease-of-development. dtas is currently implemented
in Ruby (and some embedded shell), but may use other languages in the
Primary executables available are:
* dtas-player - gapless music player (or pipeline/process manager :P)
* dtas-cueedit - embedded cuesheet editor (FLAC-only for now)
* dtas-splitfx - split audio and apply effects to all tracks
The centerpiece is dtas-player, a gapless music player designed to aid
in writing scripts for sox/ecasound use. Unlike monolithic music
players, dtas-player is close to a *nix shell in functionality, allowing
for the execution of arbitrary commands as sources, filters, and sinks
for audio. dtas-player supports:
* any DSP effects offered by SoX, ecasound, LADSPA, LV2, etc..
* multiple outputs for playback (including dumping audio to
files or piping to arbitrary commands)
* ReplayGain (including fallback gain and peak normalization)
dtas-player is a *nix pipeline and process manager. It may be used
spawn and pipe to abitrary Unix commands, not just audio-related
commands. It can interactively restart/replace the source (audio
decoder) component of a pipeline while keeping the sink (playback
Users of dtas-player will also be interested in the following scripts:
* dtas-ctl - "raw" command-line scripting interface for dtas-player
* dtas-enq - enqueue files/commands for dtas-player
* dtas-msinkctl - enable/disable multiple sinks with one command
* dtas-console - rudimentary curses interface for dtas-player
* dtas-sinkedit - edit sinks (playback targets) for dtas-player
* dtas-sourceedit - edit source (decoder process parameters) for dtas-player
* dtas-xdelay - alternative sink for dtas-player
* dtas-tl - command-line helpers for tracklist functionality in dtas-player
All scripts have some documentation in the Documentation/ directory or
manpages distributed with the gem. Documentation is also available on
https://80x24.org/dtas/$COMMAND.txt in plain-text form.
dtas exposes no public APIs outside of command-line and YAML text. dtas is
aimed at users familiar with the *nix command-line and editing text files.
Familiarity with the Ruby programming language is absolutely NOT required.
* mpd (Music Player Daemon) bridge for partial dtas-player control
* MPRIS/MPRIS 2.0 bridge for partial dtas-player control
* whatever command-line tools come to mind...
* better error handling, many bugfixes, etc...
* better documentation
## Source code
git clone https://80x24.org/dtas.git
Please use git-format-patch(1) and git-send-email(1) distributed with
the git(7) suite for generating and sending patches. Please format
pull requests with the git-request-pull(1) script (also distributed
with git(7)) and send them via email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
See https://www.git-scm.com/ for more information on git.
All feedback (comments, results, feature requests, bug reports, patches,
pull-requests) via plain-text mail to the mailing list is very much
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dtas is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
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Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
dtas is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt
Note: The GPL does not and can not apply to external commands run by
dtas scripts, so users _may_ run any non-Free Software they want via dtas
(just like one may do so via bash). However, the dtas project does not
endorse or support the use of any non-Free Software.