[linux-audio-user] arecord and xrun

Kai Vehmanen kai.vehmanen at wakkanet.fi
Mon Dec 1 19:31:48 EST 2003

On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Ken Dere wrote:

> I am trying to record some phonograph records using arecord.  I get xruns of 
> about 0.5s or so.  I have tried increasing the buffer size which worked up to 
> a point.  I have tried running as root which didn't help.

On suggestion, install Ecasound from http://www.eca.cx/ecasound and record

  ecasound -i alsa,default -o foo.wav

... run as root if you still get drop-outs. And why this can help? See my
mail (from Jun/2001 on ecasound-list):


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