For me, Linux sucks on audio recording. Why?
- Audacity. I used to edit audio with audacity on windows, Great software, so I was expecting that it will works on linux in the same way. Guess what?? it crashes!! with Alsa drivers it just get blocked. OSS driver (With alsa emulation) doesn't work. Ironically, the wine emulation of Audacity for windows works fine... Why??
- Ardour?? it requires jack, so I do install jack and configure it with qjackctl. It just make things worse!! How I can configure the correct latency and buffer parameters for my laptop?? With every configuration it just play audio very noisy, I've tried every configuration that i saw in many forums, and the result is the same.
- Jockosher. A very unstable software, it is capable of open the audio devices, and records from mic, but eventually crashes without any advice.
- Sweep. As same as jokosher, with a better interface. But crashes.
- Rezound?? crashes.
I hope to make audacity working fine on linux, but none of the existing sound servers work well. ALSA just crash the app, Jack always sounds awful with noises and eventually crashes. OSS just can't open the device.
The audio device works fine, because Skype runs fine, also audacious and LMMS runs wonderfully. So I can't figure out what's happening!! I have a descent laptop dell 1420 2G ram core 2 duo. Its audio driver is Intel 8280.
It's sad, but after this issue I have to say that the only aspect, the core only one aspect, where Windows rules is on audio edition. because in every other aspects windows totally sucks every time. (2000,xp,vista every version all of them are the same ****!!)