[LAU] Intercept (alsa) audio from totem-xinelib

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Aug 29 05:05:58 EDT 2008

hollunder at gmx.at wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:30:21 +0200
> Johannes <tuxaudio at jeudi.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to watch a video DVD with totem and
>> send the audio to a file instead of the sound
>> system (that is, capture the DVD audio as
>> it flows).
>> Could someone point me to the right direction?
>> I tried adding a
>> .asoundrc
>> file to my homedir, containing
>> pcm.fileout {
>>    type file
>>    slave.pcm "hw:0,0"
>>    file alsaout.raw
>> }
>> but can't figure out how to actually activate
>> "fileout".
>> My installation is ubuntustudio (gutsy, i686) with
>> totem-xinelib.
>> I picked ALSA for "Music and Movies > SOund playback"
>> in System > Preferences > Audio (=gnome-sound-properties)
>> The soundcard selected in QAMix is "VIA8237 (hw:0)"
>> Thanks all in advance,
>> Johannes
> I think it's relatively easy to dump the audio of a video to file using
> mplayer, I don't know if this works for DVDs. I also don't know if it
> works using xine, but I'd guess so.

I just did it tonight using mplayer to turn two DVD tracks into audio.

Don't know about Xine, but it respects copyrights and might refuse to 
rip something it thinks is copyrighted.

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