Tails includes several sound and video applications:

  • Audacity is a multi-track audio editor designed for recording, playing and editing of digital audio. See the official documentation.

  • Brasero is an application to burn, copy, and erase CD and DVD media: audio, video, or data. See the official documentation.

  • Sound Juicer is a CD ripper application.

  • Sound Recorder is a simple application to record sound. Sound clips recorded using Sound Recorder are saved to the Recordings folder.

  • Videos is an audio and video player.

    For more advanced features, you can install the VLC media player using the Additional Software feature.

These applications can be started from the Applications ▸ Sound & Video menu.

Most files contain metadata, which is information used to describe, identify, categorize, and sort files. For example:

  • Cameras record data about when and where a picture was taken and what camera was used.
  • Office documents automatically add author and company information to texts and spreadsheets.

Use mat2 to clean metadata from your files before publishing or sharing them:

  1. Open the Files browser.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the files that you want to remove metadata from.
  3. Select the files that you want to remove metadata from.
  4. Right-click (on Mac, click with two fingers) on the files and choose Remove metadata.