Audiere is a high-level audio API. It can play Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, uncompressed WAV, AIFF, MOD, S3M, XM, and IT files. For audio output, Audiere supports DirectSound or WinMM in Windows, OSS on Linux and Cygwin, and SGI AL on IRIX.

Audiere is open source and licensed under the LGPL. This means that you may freely use Audiere in commercial products, as long as you do not modify the source code. If you do modify Audiere and release a product that uses your modifications, you must release your changes to the code under the LGPL as well.

Audiere is portable. It is tested on Windows, Linux-i386, Cygwin, and IRIX with at least three major compilers. Most of Audiere is endian-independent, so I expect it would work with few modifications on other architectures.


2006.02.13 - Audiere 1.9.4 Released

It's been about two and a half years since the previous release of Audiere, and much has happened in that time. Here are the highlights:

This release also includes the usual slew of other bug fixes and minor improvements. For complete details, please refer to the change log.

2003.07.15 - Audiere 1.9.3 Released

Been six months since the last release...

2003.01.06 - Audiere 1.9.2 Released

Another release on the road towards 2.0... No reason not to upgrade!

Changes since 1.9.1:

2002.10.12 - Audiere 1.9.1 Released

This release is a good step towards 2.0, even though it still shouldn't be considered 100% rock solid. (It seems to work fine for me though, so go ahead and download it.)

Here is the list of changes since 1.9.0:

2002.09.07 (9:11 p.m. CST) - 1.9.0 Release Updated

That'll teach me from not testing on Linux before releasing... I have updated the download to include a very minor fix which allows it to compile on Linux. There was also a stupid mistake in the tutorial (fixed thanks to Ben Scott). If you downloaded 1.9.0 earlier, please download it again.

2002.09.07 - Audiere 1.9.0 Released

Finally, it's here! This is a major release, designed to get the new API tested before 2.0 is released. I would say 1.9.0 should be considered beta, but I feel it is so much better than the last 'stable' release (1.0.4) that there is no reason not to upgrade.

The following is planned for 2.0: 3D spatialization, FLAC support, MP3 support (again, this time using an LGPL library), supported file type enumeration, pitch bending and other DSP effects, AIFF support, and ADPCM compressed WAV support.

Here is what changed since 1.0.4:

2002.06.10 - Audiere 1.0.4 Released

Audiere 1.0.4 is out. This is a relatively minor release, but I highly recommend that users of 1.0.3 upgrade to this version. One thing to keep in mind is that I have removed support for MP3 playback. See the FAQ for the rationale behind this decision.

With the release of 1.0.4 came a "new" web design (copied from Corona, which was, in turn, copied from SCons). Complaints? Praise? Send me e-mail.

Here is what changed since 1.0.3.