[linux-audio-user] Recording from SPDIF with Audiophile

Harald Milz milz at seneca.muc.de
Thu Jan 1 11:13:50 EST 2004

lau at hippie-online.de wrote:
> In the meantime I tried to use arecord (which unfortunately does not
> provide man pages) 

It does - I have one on my machine! 

> arecord -f S16_LE -r 48000 test.wav
> *but* this results in a mono file with too low signal level.

You may have to set -c 2 as well to get stereo, this is not the default.
Alsio the hardware device maybe. 

As for low level - are you sure the DAT is correctly leveled? After all,
these tools do nothing with the level except if explicitly (and kindly)

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