auparse_normalize_key - Linux


auparse_normalize_key is a command-line tool that normalizes audio parse keys for use in search and retrieval applications. It converts audio parse keys into a canonical format, removing any variations or inconsistencies that may arise due to different parsing techniques or toolkits. This ensures consistency and accuracy when comparing and searching for audio content.


auparse_normalize_key [options] <audio_parse_key>

Required Arguments

  • audio_parse_key: The audio parse key to be normalized.


  • -h, –help: Display help information and exit.
  • -v, –version: Display version information and exit.
  • -q, –quiet: Suppress non-error output.


Simple Usage:

auparse_normalize_key foo-bar-123



Normalization of Complex Key:

auparse_normalize_key foo-bar-123$%"/



Common Issues

  • Incorrect Input Key: Ensure that the provided audio parse key is in a valid format.
  • Version Mismatch: Use the –version option to check that you are running the most up-to-date version of the tool.


Using With Other Tools:

auparse_normalize_key can be integrated into audio retrieval and search applications to enhance the consistency and accuracy of results. For example, it can be used to:

  • Normalize keys generated by different audio parsing tools.
  • Search for audio content using normalized keys.
  • Compare audio content using normalized keys.

Related Commands

  • sndfile-normalize: Normalizes the loudness of an audio file.
  • sox: A powerful audio editing and processing tool.
  • ffmpeg: A framework for multimedia processing.