Multi-platform audio editor and recorder Audacity has been updated to version 1.3.6 beta.

Changes in Audacity 1.3.6

  • Major new capabilities
    • FFmpeg support (downloadable separately) permits import and export of a much wider range of file formats, including WMA, M4A and AC3, plus import of audio from video files.
    • On-demand loading of uncompressed files eliminates the wait before files can be played or edited.
    • Linked audio and label tracks allow labels to move withtheir corresponding audio when cutting, pasting or changingspeed or tempo.
  • Other features
    • Hierarchical plug-in grouping for built-in plug-ins.
    • Sound activated recording.
    • Ability to save smaller, compressed project files.
    • MIDI files can now be imported, cut-and-paste edited, then exported.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Transport menu for easy access to frequently used recording/playback commands and preferences.
    • Default View Mode Preference to choose Waveform, Spectrum or Pitch view.
    • Several bug fixes.

Audacity is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and other operating systems as freeware (GPL).

Visit the Audacity website for more information.