[LAU] How-to for simple recording for 3.5 hours?

Egor Sanin egor.sanin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 17:21:45 UTC 2014

WARNING: shameless plug ahead

On 9/26/14, Jonathan E Brickman <jeb at ponderworthy.com> wrote:
> Last Sunday I set up my laptop for a 3.5-hour recording session, Audacity
> crashed after 2.5 hours.  Anyone know why this might have occurred, what to
> do about it, whether Audacity is in fact best for simple recording?

I'ver recently written a small tool for this purpose. It's called
hrec, and just a couple of weeks ago I've fixed a bunch of problems
with it.  It now works and looks a lot better than the first
iteration.  Still lots of work ahead, but I personally use it
regularly for such situations.

It will eat space like crazy, because the recording is 32bit float --
default jack format, though if there's interest, I could add some
options to change the recording format to something more economical.

It's ecasound under the hood, so stability shouldn't be an issue.


I would be very interested in hearing about your experience, and
whether it does the job for you.  I don't mind being yelled at.

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