Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: audio recording on inspiron 2650/suse 8.2
- On Wed, 2003-04-30 at 16:05, ccapocasa wrote:
> thanks for your fast reply. you're right, inspiron has no built-in
> mic. i use a headset
> and recording's no sweat on win2k.
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i was able to record sound with my i2650
i had only luck from the command line,
i use rh9/kde and artsd when in GUI,
and it didnt work right off the bat,
so i went to the command line.
hit <cntrl><alt><F1> or otherwise get to command prompt
login if necessary
first run 'aumix' and down arrow to Mic.
then right arrow to bring the mic volume up.
there should be a red "R" on the left side to
show that the mic channel is in record mode.
if it isnt, hit the space bar while the mic
channel is highlighted
i used the 'sox' program to record sounds
see if you have it installed
'rpm -q sox'
it should spit back a version if it is installed.
then to record sound
i get a couple warnings about channels and speed,
but it records ok
<cntrl>-C to exit
to play back what you have recorded
i also stumbled on another command line tool
it requires the xawtv package
check and see if you have it
'rpm -q xawtv'
i had it so it must get installed by default ??
it provides a level meter so you can see your mic input
run it like this
'record -r 48000'
a level meter will come up
and hit the space bar to start recording
the file will be automatically named record00x.wav
note i had to set the -r option for the sample rate of the soundcard
before it would work
well thats it for me
i didnt trouble shoot it in KDE
but i know my hardware will record
lets see if you get this far before we proceed
- heya randy
thanks man, that's real nice of you.
i used kmix to check if all the volumes are up and they are, and the mic is
selected recording source (that's what the little red button is, isn't it steve?)