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    HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    This how-to should show the steps required to record whatever audio is playing on your computer, similar to recording "stereo mix" in windows. This makes recording audio played by any application, including flash videos, possible.

    I'm using the Sound Recorder application that comes in standard Ubuntu installations. To set this up using other programs (like audacity) just substitute it in these instructions.

    1. Install pavucontrol (PulseAudio Volume Control) using apt-get or the Ubuntu Software Center.
    2. Open PulseAudio Volume Control. It should be in the applications menu under Sound and Video.
    3. Open Sound Recorder and start recording. Playing any sound at this point would be helpful, as your level indicator should react once you have finished.
    4. Go to the "Recording" tab in the PulseAudio Volume Control window.
    5. Make sure that "Applications" is selected in the drop down menu on the "Recording" tab.
    6. Choose "Monitor of Internal Audio Analog Atereo" from the "Record Stream from" menu in the Sound Recorder entry of the application list.


    This appears to be persistent so that you will only have to do this once, but you will have to repeat these steps to record in another application.
    Last edited by pyros; March 28th, 2010 at 08:32 AM. Reason: formatting

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    Talking Finally!

    You are awesome ,

    I've been trying to record internal sound with xvidcap all afternoon, finally got it working with this. I wonder why such a useful tool is not included by default

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    Thanks, that's considerably easier to enable than it used to be.


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    Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    Fantastic! Thank you very much - no messing around with Audacity or anything overly complicated. Wickid Innit!

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    Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    thank you, very helpful!

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    Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    doesn't work for me.
    get 'Stream contains no data' when ever I press the record button.

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    Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    Easier way here (read first comment)
    Last edited by Eskorpio; June 4th, 2010 at 10:35 PM.

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    Lightbulb Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    Thank you pyros.
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    Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    excellent one!!!

    thanks a lot...

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    Re: HOW TO: Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

    Excellent!
    Thank you pyros.

    One question. Sound recorder seems to record mp3s at only 128 bitrate.
    How do you record at a higher quality bitrate, say 192 or higher if you want?
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