[Python-Dev] Need testing audio files

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 14:46:06 CEST 2013

Use your microphone, say "python" and save the file in your favorite
file format. Try for example Audacity. I suppose that you don't need
specific audio content and you don't need a huge file.


2013/9/11 Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com>:
> I work on enhancement of audio modules testing [1], and I need free (in both
> senses) small sample audio files in different formats. We already have
> audiotest.au (mono, and sunau has a bug in processing multichannel files
> [2]) and Sine-1000Hz-300ms.aif, but this is not enough. I have generated a
> pack of files like Sine-1000Hz-300ms.aif by Python, it is enough for
> regression testing but only if current implementation is correct.
> I found some collections of sample files at [3], but I'm not sure about
> copyright, and perhaps they are a little too big.
> In ideal it should be one high-quality (float64?) multichannel (5+1?) but
> short master file and it's lower-quality copies made by third-party tools.
> In ideal the content should be related to Python.
> [1] http://bugs.python.org/issue18919
> [2] http://bugs.python.org/issue18950
> [3] http://www-mmsp.ece.mcgill.ca/documents/AudioFormats/
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