[LAU] Alternative to audacity for simple non-jack recording?

Arve Barsnes arve.barsnes at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 10:29:19 UTC 2011

On 13 September 2011 10:46, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
>> as several people have noted, it would be much better to fiddle more
>> with arecord first.
> Maybe. My UCA-202 records fine using Audacity. I couldn't get arecord to
> record anything from it, but I wasn't really trying that hard. When I try to
> record using JACK, JACK fails to start up, reporting something about an
> impossible sample size.
> My feeling based on the original poster's info is that his device is only
> marginally supported by ALSA.
Indeed, it is probably the cheapest thing available. But contrary to
your experience, I still couldn't get audacity to work, but arecord
worked just fine. That's probably some mismatch on what kind of
quality audio audacity is expecting though, and the same is probably
true of your device.

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