mp3guessenc ~ Analyze Audio mpeg Files

… a small utility for analysis of audio mpeg files and detection of the encoder used (when layer III).

Further, mp3guessenc can detect many details about the mpeg audio stream and print out lots of useful information.

Supported streams are mpeg 1, mpeg 2 and unofficial mpeg 2.5 – layer I, layer II and layer III of course. Xing tag, lame tag, VBRI tag, Id3 tags (both 1.x and 2.x), APE tags (both v1 and v2), Lyrics3 tags (both v1 and v2) and MusicMatch tag (any version) are detected as well.




cmus ~ Lightweight Unix Player

cmus is a small, fast and powerful console music player for Unix-like operating systems.



tonedeaf ~ Online Hearing Test

Test your musical skills in 6 minutes!

While working at the music and neuroimaging lab at Beth Israel/Harvard Medical School in Boston, I developed a quick online way to screen for the tonedeafness. It actually turned out to be a pretty good test to check for overall pitch perception ability. The test is purposefully made very hard, so excellent musicians rarely score above 80% correct. Give it a try!