View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need advice on getting Audacity to record audio

July 8th, 2010, 06:32 AM
I can play a music file with audacity but thats as far as I can get. I connected a cd player from its headphone output to my pc mic input and Audacity does not pickup the audio.

Any suggestions?

July 8th, 2010, 06:40 AM
Open a terminal:


Hit the tab key once until "Capture" is highlighted. Use the up arrow to bring up the level.

In audacity, choose monitor to see the sound levels for the microphone. If you don't see levels bouncing around, then perhaps your microphone is not set up correctly. Post the output of:

aplay -l

arecord -l

July 9th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Have a look here: