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#1 iamroot



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Posted 30 June 2005 - 02:24 PM

Can anyone tell me where I can get a sound recorder for GNU/Linux. I need one that can record sound that is played on my PC. Cos I listen to Internet radio and sometimes I wanna record songs or when I play videos and I wanna record the audio. I already have Sound Recorder but it doesn't seem to do the job.

#2 martouf



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Posted 30 June 2005 - 03:34 PM

audacity.sourceforge.net has nearly reached the level of sophistication equivalent
to CoolEdit Pro smile

#3 iamroot



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Posted 01 July 2005 - 04:14 AM

I've read the FAQs on the Audacity website and it's supposed to be capable of recording audio playing on the PC. However I simply cannot figure out how to go about changing the Input-Source. Does anyone know how to do this?

#4 OldSpiceAP



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Posted 01 July 2005 - 08:21 PM

the answer is simple, Cheat!

Go out to radio shack if you don't have the right cord, - the one with the headphone-like-jack at each end, and run it from the speaker output to the speaker input. If you have a good soundcard it will have two outputs and so you can still have your speakers hooked up to hear what you are playing. If not just get a stereo splitter. Its that easy. In fact its completely necessary when recording midi files into .wav or .avi since it can't just be converted afaik. smile good luck

#5 iamroot



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Posted 03 July 2005 - 07:52 AM

I wish. There isn't any Radio Shack in my country.

#6 Dapper Dan

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 05:02 AM

You can take the right pug from one wire and the right input from the other, splice them and it will work. We use Audacity under Linux at my radio station and have no complaints. The best feature is the easy editing capability. Audacity, in many cases, has cut our production time in half. I highly recommend it as well. smile

#7 turbinater



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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:59 PM

What you want is a recorder that reads from /dev/dsp. I've had success with rawrec, and sound-recorder. Just be warned, these only work in a terminal, and they're difficult to use.

I suggest you do a google search for sound recorders that read from /dev/dsp.

Also, in audacity, you if you select "Vol" as the input source, it will record anything that's played through your sound card (although the sound quality isn't nearly as good as rawrec).

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