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Thread: Recording Sound Card Output

  1. #1
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    Apr 2008

    Recording Sound Card Output

    I want to record my sound card's output for obvious reasons. I looked at 'alsamixer' in the terminal and it seemed that the audio output went through "Front." So I went into Audacity and set the recording setting to "ALSA: Front." It altered my audio settings that I have setup because one of my earbuds is a lot quieter than the other. Other than that, hitting record did nothing. I noticed the tab with the settings like "Capture:0", "Capture:1", "Digital:0."

    Is there a better program that I could use or something else that I need to set? Someone told me about Jack Audio, but I have had a hard time finding proper documentation and it might be more complicated than it needs to be.

    I could give more details about my sound hardward but it is just integrated audio for an Inspiron 1520, as far as I know. I had to use 'backports' to get my sound to work on Ubuntu 7.10 which is what I am using.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Recording Sound Card Output

    Quote Originally Posted by Eidolons View Post

    Is there a better program that I could use or something else that I need to set?
    I use arecord.
    It's tricky to set up.
    But when it's right the command is just:-
    arecord -f cd foo.wav
    Also there are different commands to capture as mp3 or ogg or whatever.

    No need to use Audacity unless you want to edit the recording later.
    This is the howto that I followed:-
    Last edited by ron999; June 1st, 2008 at 02:05 PM.


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