Linux Audio and Video Command Cheat Sheet

Linux audio and video commands refer to command lines for tools and utilities for processing, converting, playing, and recording audio and video. The following commands are useful for developers, audio engineers, and video editors who work with multimedia files on Linux.

Command Description
ffmpeg Tool used to convert and process video and audio.
vlc A multimedia player and streaming server that can play most audio and video formats, as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
mplayer A multimedia player that can play most video and audio formats, as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
sox A command-line tool used for sound processing and conversion.
mpv This free, open-source media player supports a wide variety of audio and video formats.
audacity A digital audio editor and recording application.
alsamixer A command-line tool used to adjust sound volume and other settings on the ALSA sound system.
paprefs A graphical tool used for configuring PulseAudio settings and devices.
pavucontrol A graphical tool used to control the PulseAudio sound server.
pulseaudio A sound server used for handling audio on Linux systems.
lame A command-line tool for encoding audio to the MP3 format.
oggenc A command-line tool for encoding audio to the Ogg Vorbis format.
aplay A command-line tool for playing WAV files directly to the default sound card.
arecord An application that records audio from the default sound card and saves it in WAV format.
cvlc Command-line interface for VLC media player.
gst-launch-1.0 Command-line tool for the GStreamer multimedia framework.
mencoder Command-line video encoder for MPlayer.
pacat Command-line tool for the PulseAudio sound server.
paplay Command-line tool for playing audio files through the PulseAudio sound server.
parecord Command-line tool for recording audio through the PulseAudio sound server
mpg123 Command-line MP3 player
flac A command-line tool for encoding and decoding FLAC audio files
jackd A low-latency audio server that can be used for professional audio production
qjackctl A graphical front-end for JACK, the professional audio server mentioned earlier

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