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Software Sam presents Linux software tools, API libraries, well-documented source code, copius examples, online docs, student exercises, bad poetry and fun for geeks of all ages and skill levels.

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Taggit   (beta 3 release, 2017-10-17)

‘Taggit’ is a metadata editor (tag editor) for MP3 and OGG format audio files. Taggit is a menu-driven dialog application written in C++ which runs in a GNU/Linux console (terminal) window. The application is designed to handle an entire album simultaneously, and supports editing of all text fields defined by the standards as well as embedded image tags, the ‘Popularimiter’ tag and the ‘Play Counter’ tag.
The user interface is multilingual by design and initially supports Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese and English.
This is the initial public release so there may be a few rough edges, but we will quickly address any bugs or functionality issues as soon as they are reported. The interface design is intentionally simple and clean so that non-technical music lovers and techno-tweakers alike can create and manage audio metadata in the way that is most convenient. Taggit's documentation is complete and comprehensive, for the gentlest of learning curves. Go to Downloads Page for more information.


NcDialog Application Programming Interface

NcDialog is a full-featured application development library for console-based applications.
Go to the Downloads page to download the API source and documentation,
or Click here to take the tour.
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