Ubuntu Multimedia :: Record Sound Coming Through Soundcard With Audacity?

Jun 12, 2010

I want to be able to record the sounds coming through my soundcard with Audacity. How would i go about doing this?

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Fedora :: Audacity Unable To Record Sound From Soundcard

Jul 6, 2011

I'm running Fedora 15 XFCE spin, Audacity 1.3.13-beta and my sound is ALSA/Pulseaudio (I'm not totally sure what these are anyway, are they drivers?) Anyway, when I'm in Audacity and I go to the record options I can choose from default, pulse, and HDA ATI SB:ALC268 Analog (hw:0,0). If I try any of these three options and press record I get static. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like to press record for each of the three options in order.


The last option won't even record nothing, it just doesn't work. Also, if you look where the little picture of the microphone is, the option to drag the input volume is greyed out.

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Jul 25, 2011

I was, untill very recently, using ubuntu 10.10, and have just upgraded. In Ubuntu 10.10, I was easily able to record sound from my sound card in audacity. For whatever reason, since upgrading I have been unable to do so. I have no problem recording sound from my laptop's microphone, but can't seem to find an option to record from the sound card. I believe it's the same version of Audacity, so all I can assume is that it's an Ubuntu issue.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Audacity / Record In Audacity In 8.10 64 Bit On A Dell Studio 1535?

May 10, 2010

I am trying to record in Audacity in Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit on a Dell Studio 1535 laptop.The problem is not that its not recording, per se.Rather, the problem is its not recording the way that I want it to.

Its recording from the built-in mic, and I want to use the mic jack instead as a line in from a guitar (well, technically, an acoustic-electric resonator, but its close enough to a guitar to call it a guitar).

I have tried using various devices for recording, and changing settings in both the Volume Control and Sound Preferences, but no matter what I do, Audacity still records from my built-in microphones, instead of from the line-in.

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Debian :: Audacity Record Sound System?

Jan 4, 2011

I've found somewhere on the forum I need to check whether "wave" in alsamixer is not muted. There is another posibility: change source in audacity to "wave". There is no option like this in my program and I don't know where can I find that "wave" in alsamixer. I don't use any like artsd, jack... Just alsa + fluxbox + audacity.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Displays Sound Is Coming Out When Play A Song But No Sound Is Actually Coming Out

Mar 24, 2011

i have uninstalled and reinstalled alsa and made sure its not muted, in pulse audio it displays sound is coming out when i play a song, but no sound is actually coming out.. i dont want to go back to windows, but if i cant get sound im going to have to

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Recording Sounds Coming From Computer Using Audacity?

Dec 11, 2010

How do I record sounds coming from my computer using Audacity as opposed to input through a microphone?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Getting Audacity To Record What The Computer Is Playing

Jan 1, 2010

how do i get audacity to record what the computer is playing? for instance, if i have a videos video open in firefox and i want to record the audio, what would i have to do? i've played around with the audio setting in ubuntu and audacity 1.3.9 but i couldn't get it to work.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Setup Audacity To Record From Line-in?

Mar 5, 2011

I am trying to get Audacity to record from a line in. Seems like it should be a fairly easy setup. I discovered that Audacity needs PulseAudio. So I installed that, and don't know how to configure it. I set the sound preferences >> Input to line in. I am using a desktop that has a line-in on the front and back, so I'm not sure which it will pick up, so I have been testing both.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Record Music Streams Coming From Flash

Apr 25, 2011

I would like to record music streams on my computer, coming from the Firefox FLASH plugin, with audacity or something else.In ancient times I had a soundcard that allowed to enable loopback by sw, but my current soundcard (realtec ALC88 doesn't support it. I am looking for a sw based solution to record the sound (not a hw loopback cable). I need a GUI.I tried JACK, but this is horribly complicated, Audacity seems to support it, but does the FLASH player? Anyhow, I never got any sound stream rerouted to audacity through JACK.Isn't there a simple solution that allows to tap the digital audio stream at the output of the Flash player and write it to a file

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound Coming From Creative Labs XiFi Sound Card

Dec 20, 2010

I have been using Ubuntu as my main OS on my desktops for a couple of years now. Started off with a HP with a Creative Labs XiFi soundcard, but am now using a Dell with a Creative Labs Audigy. Sound worked perfectly on the Dell since a clean install (about 7 months ago). I turned it on a week or so ago, and no sound! Even the little sound indicator in the notification area has gone.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound Output In Audacity?

Jun 20, 2010

Audacity doesn't play any sounds, although it can record from my microphone. And kubuntu plays the startup sounds (BTW, how to turn them off?).

arho@a91-156-166-231:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Low Sound When Recording In Audacity?

Mar 21, 2011

When i want to record sound it record but the voice is very low.which means i need to turn up for full wolume on both headset and pc when i want to hear it, and it still is very low sound..I've tried.Re-installing audacity changing microphone plug microphones directly to pc instead of through headset.both the 'pink' and blue jacktick port (also with above options)

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Can't Get Sound Into Audacity

Dec 28, 2010

Im on XP and am trying to get a 9 min piece of music from a cassette on my music centre into audacity on my comp got the line from earphone socket into the blue socket at back of comp (there are 3 sockets in a line then 3 more below them in a line go the line in socket... blue top left. )

Im getting sound ok on the comp with radio, its playing vids etc well so I cant think anything is wrong with the sound card. Playing the cassette on my music centre should get the sound into the comp and into the comp speakers.... but I just cant get a peep

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sound Fails As Soon As Install Audacity

Aug 31, 2010

I just installed Audacity and as soon as it's done installing all sounds (speakers and headphones) go off. As soon as I delete Audacity and reboot everything works fine again.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Realtek ALC 883 Soundcard Recognized But No Sound

May 28, 2010

I have an MSI S420 with a realtek alc883 onboard. I upgraded from ubutu 8.04 to 10.4 recently, The sound worked in 8.04 although the mic did't work and the same thing in 8.10 (i went through all upgrades) it stopped working at all in 9.04 onwards.

If i did Lspci -v it did say the name of my card, ( I unmuted all in alsamixer and got the codecs but even a test soud won't work) I also dowloaded a driver from Realtek itself, that didn't work.

Then I edited alsabace.conf some more. I tried every one that could possily be it at [URL] including all that said MSI.

I then tried Lordraidens comprehensive sound guide from step 1 to step 5, I used the module-assistant and istalled a driver that was called "hda-realtek-codec" or so. It was the only appropriate one on the list.

I also run into someoe with thesame problem. [URL]

i think ill give up and use the 8.10 that is still on a other partition

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Changed Soundcard - Lost Sound

Apr 10, 2011

I'm having a bit of a furball trying to change a soundcard. I took out an Audigy card. KDE detected the removal of the old card and asked me if I wanted to remove the drivers. I said yes. I went into the bios and enabled the onboard sound. Now I've got no sound so I guess I've got some configuration to do. So far:


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Audacity Won't Import Sound-recorder Flac?

Mar 26, 2010

Background: I'm digitizing an old record. I used Sound Recorder to make FLACs of each side of the LP, and now I need to edit them down to individual tracks. I'm using the development version of Ubuntu 10.04.

Problem: Audacity ignores these FLAC files when I attempt to import or open them.

The FLAC files play if I hover the mouse over them in GNOME.

Audacity gladly imports FLAC files I ripped from CD last year (using Sound Juicer I think).

But when I try to do the same for my recorded FLAC files, nothing happens. I tried running audacity in a terminal window, and there is no additional output when I attempt the import. This comes out when I start it:

bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
Expression 'stream->capture.pcm' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 3653

Looking at the file properties, they're basically the same except the Juicer-generated file has values filled in for title, artist, album, year. They are all FLAC Stereo 44100 Hz. I thought it might be a file-size problem, so I made a 5-second test with Sound Recorder, and that also refuses to import.

So, why do only the ripped files work with Audacity?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound - Aplay Gives Nothing - Lspci Shows Soundcard

Apr 4, 2011

I have had on and off problems with my sound for quite some time now. Each time it would stop working, I would find a fix which would work for a month or so, then I would go back to having no sound. I have had consistent sound on my Windows partition, so I don't think something is wrong with the hardware. The first fix I used was using "sudo alsa force-reload" to get ALSA working again. The latest fix I used was to add the line "options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba" to alsa-base.conf, which worked up until now. My built-in computer speakers won't make any sound, nor will my external monitors when they are plugged into the headphone jack. I do get sound when I plug in a pair of USB headphones.

I have tried using the Comprehensive Sound Problem Solution Guide [url], but I run into a predicament...

aplay -l (with or without being root) gives...



Alsamixer isn't much help either. It shows the name of my card in the top left, but there are no sliders to adjust.

I've tried compiling the modules from source, reinstalling through Synaptic, and plenty of other things, to no avail. Ubuntu 10.04 on a Toshiba Satellite U305-S5107

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Ubuntu :: Record Directly From Soundcard?

Jun 9, 2011

I got the lame mp3 encoder and ran $ arecord -f cd -t raw | lame -x -r - out.p3

What are the values for these letters? Does cd pertain to the directory where it's recording? and once I start recording how do I stop?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Recording With Audacity And Sound Blaster Mp3 / External Usb Audio Card

Jul 18, 2010

I'm trying to record some audio from 4-track cassette tapes using Audacity and a Sound Blaster mp3+ external usb audio card.I'm using Karmic.I have fiddled with levels on the sound card using alsamixer, but the only I way I can detect any sound from the tapes when recording is by turning the levels all the way up in alsamixer, and in doing this, I can faintly make out the audio beneath a large wall of static. If the levels are not maxed out, I only get static when recording in Audacity.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 - Static Sound Coming Through Headphones?

Sep 1, 2010

I have had linux 10.04 installed for a while now and have always had this problem. There is a constant static noise in the background in my headphones, it amplifies whenever I move the mouse or scroll etc.

I have tried searching for a way to fix this but nothing came up that was able to help me. I can't think of any other information I could give,

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: C-Media USB Headphone Set / No Sound Is Coming Out

Mar 30, 2011

I am on Ubuntu 10.10 and attempting to use my C-Media USB Headphone Set for use with Skype. It used to work at some point; now it just isn't doing anything at all. Ubuntu still recognises the hardware but no sound is coming out at all.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Get Sound To Loop From Digital Input On Soundcard To Analog Speakers?

Nov 23, 2010

Alright, just installed maverick, got the sound to work great on the 7.1 with pulseaudio. works great in movies, and everything else just wonderfully. the only thing i am stumped by is how to get the sound to loop from my digital input on my soundcard to my analog speakers also on the same soundcard. i know the sound feed works on the input as the makeshift VU meter/bar on my digital input in the sound preferences moves, but i can't get the sound to actually come through on my speakers.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sound From External USB Soundcard (Novation X-Station 25) Not Being Captured Properly?

Aug 4, 2011

I have an X-Station 25 synth, which has worked fine in the past on Ubuntu. Recently made a fresh install on Xubuntu, and for whatever reason, I'm getting no sound coming out when I just select USB audio.If I go into Sound Preferences, I can see the device. I can even select it for sound input. Hell, if I press some keys on the keyboard, I can see some of the squares on the input level go green.Evidently, there IS sound coming in via the USB connection, and Audacity is capable of recording it.

However, the only way of hearing it is by putting headphones directly into the unit and listening to the monitor output signal. The audio coming in, as detected, is not being played from my laptop speakers/headphones.Am I just missing something here, and that's MEANT to be the only way to hear the audio out?In alsamixer, there are no controls for the Xstation, and nothing seems to be muted. I've upgraded the firmware to the most recent version as well.

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CentOS 5 Hardware :: Record From USB Soundcard?

Jul 15, 2010

Using CentOS 5 on a Toshiba laptop with an Edirol UA-4fx USB audio capture external sound card. I would like to be able to record internet radio and also record live sound from the USB card. The sound card that comes with the laptop is really bad.

I listen to the output from internet radio though the earphone jack on the USB card and the sound is really nice. I can record in Vista by running a line from the earphone jack on the USB card to the laptop mic jack and selecting "mic" as input in Audacity. The "mic" setting does not show up in Audacity in CentOS.

I tired Krec but do not see any input from the USB card, even though there is very nice sound great thought the card earphone jack. I do not understand the sound archetecture and would love to find a good "linux sound archetecture for dummies" article. Meanwhile can you suggest a simple way to record output from the USB card in CentOS?

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General :: Audio - Can't Hear It But Audacity Can Record It

Jul 13, 2010

I've installed a tv card but I can't hear the sound through my built-in CMedia soundcard when I watch tv with TVTime. The tv card's audio output is externally connected to my soundcard's line in input. In the 'Input' tab of the 'Sound Preferences' dialog, I can see the input level meter moving.

Audacity can record the tv sound, and I can hear it when I have the 'pass-through' option enabled, or when I play the recording.

I can play media files without a problem, and I can hear the system sounds.

But for some reason I can't get the tv sound to go through to the soundcard's output.

Obviously I've got the audio configured wrong, but I don't know what to do to fix it.

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Jan 24, 2010

I have 2 soundcard - a M/B built in Intel AC97 and an old Aureal (later SoundBlaster). This is because there's a problem with Intel's microphone in XP. So I use Intel for playback and Aureal for recording.

Now, how do I duplicate same setup in Suse (to avoid switching plugs) ? I am a bit lost in where to specify hardware to be used for recording and playback.

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Oct 21, 2010

I want to record a line-in source Using the Audacity program. but the wave trace in the app is not symmetrical about the zero axis. This is not what I would have expected and I wonder if it will show up as poor quality recordings when I transfer to my hifi.

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Debian Multimedia :: Sound Coming Through Both Headphone And Laptop Speakers

Jul 26, 2010

I am using Dell Vostro 1520 with Debian Lenny installed. My problem is that I am getting sound through both my headphone and laptop speakers. But it works fine in Windows XP.

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