Free software

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Free as in "freedom", Free Software means software that's been licensed in a way that guarantees certain freedoms, namely those to use, modify and redistribute the software without asking requiring to be paid for or otherwise given legal permission.


Rough notes


  • Making a brochure (OSP)
  • Imagemagick
  • Protocols: OSC / UDP, Kinect (rental)
  • Audio
  • Evo Tutorials: Processing ()
  • Evo Tutorials: Kinect (3D Input)
  • Evo Tutorials: Animata (3D Models driven by (OSC) data) ...

  • NLTK
  • lxml



  • SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics (vector format)
  • PNG - Portable Network Graphics (bitmap format)
  • IXR (multiple "raw" images that are composed to adjust)
  • Matroska
  • OGG: A multimedia "container" (like Quicktime or AVI), that can hold audio/video
  • Webm: A particular version of Matroska + VP8 video codec for publishing video online (contrast with MPEG4/H264)

Command line tools (& Libraries)

  • Imagemagick: the swiss army knife of images
  • sox: Sound Exchange -- tools for manipulating and generating sound files
  • ffmpeg tool for encoding and manipulating audio / video
  • gstreamer
  • melt / mlt
  • midge: Music notation (in a special text markup) to melodic MIDI
  • festival: Tools to convert text to speech (wav file), the tool is text2wave
  • psutils: utilities for manipulating PostScript files!
  • youtube-dl: youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from and a few more sites