[LAU] Alternative to audacity for simple non-jack recording?
robin at gareus.org
Mon Sep 12 07:42:39 UTC 2011
On 09/12/2011 08:00 AM, Arve Barsnes wrote:
> I have a simple little usb-thingy that I want to record sound from. It
> shows up just fine in audacity, but when I press record with it set as
> the input device, audacity freezes completely, and I have to kill it.
> I've tried ecasound and qarecord, but I couldn't really make any of
> them work. Anyone have any experience with this? Should I just try an
> older version of audacity? Just looking for some hints before I start
> the whole downgrading process (the older, "stable", version of
> audacity comes with the thingy, so that's supposed to work).
It is very very unlikely that it's related to audacity. Your device is
probably not correctly identified or supported by ALSA (the kernel
driver for sound-cards).
It may help to post the output of
sudo lsusb -v
which will provide more info about the "little usb-thingy". I guess it
may mistakenly use some driver-settings for a similar compatible device.
Can you play audio?
aplay -l # lists all audio devices
aplay -D DEVICENAME some-audio.wav
As to your subject: rezound is a great sound-file editor; but it won't
work either if arecord or qarecord do not work.
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