rec -c 2 -r 44100 -s -t wav file.wav

Record active input of soundcard to file.wav

You'll need sox package in Debian/Ubuntu.

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By: bohwaz
2011-08-30 03:13:05

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    bohwaz · 2009-05-18 15:26:34 0
  • You'll need to install sox and flac packages in Debian/Ubuntu.


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  • save the input into a ogg file Show Sample Output


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    fname=$1;f=$(ls -la $fname);fsz=$(echo $f|awk '{ print $5 }');nrrec=$(wc -l $fname|awk '{ print $1 }');recsz=$(expr $fsz / $nrrec);echo "$recsz"
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  • video.avi is the resulting file. Press Ctrl+c to stop the recording. You can change the OVC option to another to record into a different format.


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What package is "rec" from?
dattaway · 350 weeks and 5 days ago
From sox. apt-get install sox
bohwaz · 350 weeks and 5 days ago
Awesome. Thanks!
dattaway · 350 weeks and 5 days ago

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