[CentOS] mp3 recorder?

Scott Ehrlich scott at MIT.EDU
Sat Oct 27 15:21:02 UTC 2007

On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, Paul wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-10-27 at 09:17 -0400, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
>> On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, Akemi Yagi wrote:
>>> On 10/27/07, Scott Ehrlich <scott at mit.edu> wrote:
>>>> I have my tape deck connected to my PC's line-in port, but Audacity's
>>>> unstable release is unable to pick up the audio, though when I select the
>>>> proper device and play with the volume control in the app, the audio does
>>>> change.
>>>> What other mp3 capture programs do people use?   My goal is to simply
>>>> capture each side of a tape to mp3, then use Audacity to break each song
>>>> to its own mp3 file.
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Scott
>>> audacity should be able to do it and is available from rpmforge.
>> My original message (above) says Audacity is not visually showing the
>> audio line levels or wave form when recording, thus I am not convinced it
>> is capturing anything.
> Which probably is an issue with your sound configuration somehow ...
> I've had issues getting audio in to work with a couple different cards
> because it's sometimes difficult to get the right input selected.  My
> Sound Blaster Live 5.1 has literally a dozen different input sources to
> select from, finding the correct combination was a bit of trial & error.

A google search uncovered alsamixer.  I installed it, then playing with it 
and Audacity recovered the audio and I'm using Audacity now, along with 
lame for wav > mp3 conversion.



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