[LAU] alsa/xvidcap question

Norval Watson norv2001 at yahoo.com.au
Tue Aug 4 19:13:04 EDT 2009

----- Original Message

> From: Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com>

> Greetings,
> My editor at LJ asked an apparently simple question: In an ALSA-only 
> environment (no JACK), how can he record system sounds and a mic input 
> simultaneously when capturing his desktop with xvidcap ? He's working 
> with an hda-nvidia chipset that I also have on one of my machines, so I 
> can test any suggestions myself. So far I'm not having much luck 
> recording anything other than the mic input with xvidcap. So, any 
> suggestions ? Maybe some dmix or asoundrc wizardry ? Please advise if 
> more information is needed.
> Of course, this was ridiculously easy with recordmydesktop and JACK. :)
> Best,
> dp

Hey Dave,
Try this 

    ffmpeg -f oss -i /dev/audio -f x11grab -s 800x600 -r 15 -i :0.0 output.avi


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