sox - Swiss army knife of sound processing

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: sox
Package version: 14.4.1
Package release: 5
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 219 B
Download size: 96.53 KB
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SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files in to other formats. It can also apply various effects to these sound files during the conversion. As an added bonus, SoX can play and record audio files on several unix-style platforms. SoX is able to handle formats like Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV, AIFF, VOC, SND, AU, GSM and several more. Any format support requires at least libsox-fmt-base. Some formats have their own package e.g. mp3 read and write support is provided by libsox-fmt-mp3. SoX supports most common sound architectures i.e. Alsa, Libao, OSS and Pulse (respectively provided by libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-ao, libsox-fmt-oss and libsox-fmt-pulse). It also supports LADSPA plugins.



    Binary package: sox_14.4.1-5_i386.deb
    Source package: sox

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install sox deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install sox


    • /usr/bin/play
    • /usr/bin/rec
    • /usr/bin/sox
    • /usr/bin/soxi
    • /usr/lib/mime/packages/sox
    • /usr/share/doc/sox/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sox/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/sox/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sox/README.source
    • /usr/share/doc/sox/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sox/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/play.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/rec.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/sox.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/soxi.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man7/soxeffect.7.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man7/soxformat.7.gz


    2014-12-24 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium * Patches to fix memory corruptions on the heap, CVE-2014-8145 (closes: #773720): + 0001-Check-for-minimum-size-sphere-headers.patch + 0002-More-checks-for-invalid-MS-ADPCM-blocks.patch

    2014-05-21 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.1-4) unstable; urgency=low * [debian/rules,debian/control]: - Build with dh-autoreconf instead of autotools-dev to fix FTBFS on new architectures. Thanks to William Grant <> and Breno Leitao <> (Closes: #746517). * [debian/control]: - Remove useless build-dep on libav* (Closes: #748049).

    2013-04-15 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.1-3) unstable; urgency=low * [debian/rules]: - Added an explicit call to dh_installchangelogs as Ubuntu no longer does does it by default. It's important for us as it contains the list of past contributors. * [debian/docs]: - Fixed paths to files.

    2013-02-22 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * [debian/]: - Added all missing sndfile-derived formats. Thanks to Ulrich Klauer <> for the patch (LP: #1086889). * [debian/control]: - Removed duplicate section field for sox. Fixes lintian warning. - Added Build-Dep on autotools-dev for dh_autotools_dev. * [debian/rules]: - Use dh_autotools_dev to update the outdated autotools helper files. Fixes lintian warning.

    2013-02-11 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. - Fixed misleading error message (closes: #676143). - Fixed early termination on Ogg Vorbis files with a non-power of two number of channels (closes: #672567). * [debian/source/format]: - Finally switched to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format! * [debian/rules]: - No longer using CDBS and depricated makefiles, fixes lintian warnings "debian-rules-uses-deprecated-makefile". - Added multiarch support. * [debian/control]: - Added Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser pointing to upstream VCS. - Added Pre-Depends on multiarch-support for libsox2, does not seem to be required for the other packages (contradiction in the documentation?), fixes lintian warning "missing-pre-dependency-on-multiarch-support". - Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.3, no changes needed. - Set Multi-Arch on the shared libraries where appropriate. - Set Section to libs for all libsox* but libsox-dev. * [debian/patches/01_default_audio_driver_fallback.patch]: - Removed, fixed upstream. * [debian/compat]: - Bumped to 9 to automatically use dpkg-buildflags, fixes lintian warnings "hardening-no-relro" and some "hardening-no-fortify-functions" (there are still 5 false positives on the latter though). * [debian/watch]: - Updated watch file, thanks to Bart Martens <>. * [debian/README.source]: - Updated to reflect the much simplified packaging and usage of quilt.

    2013-01-18 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.0-5) unstable; urgency=low * [debian/patches/01_default_audio_driver_fallback.patch]: - Updated to only use try_device() on pulseaudio. Thanks to Ulrich Klauer <> for the patch (closes: #676167).

    2013-01-17 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.0-4) experimental; urgency=low * [debian/rules, debian/control, debian/libsox-fmt-ffmpeg.dirs, debian/libsox-fmt-ffmpeg.install]: - Explicitly disabled and removed ffmpeg support as it's broken. It is being depricated in the next upstream version anyway (closes: #693642).

    2012-05-06 - Pascal Giard <> sox (14.4.0-3) unstable; urgency=low * [debian/patches/01_default_audio_driver_fallback.patch]: - Added default audio driver fallback. Thanks to Rob Sykes for the patch (closes: #664301).