[ubuntu-uk] Radio Software

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Thu Aug 21 14:59:50 BST 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:50:22PM +0100, Chris Weaver wrote:
> Our legal logger - this is simply a application that records an mp3
> file from a live input creating a new file every 24 hours. Currently
> we use http://www.cooolsoft.com/mp3rec.htm but searching the
> linux-audio pages I'm unable to find a similar application.
> Any ideas?

What exactly do you need the app to do? There is no shortage of sound
recording utilities for Linux. Are you after something that can do
scheduled recordings? I don't know of any apps that support that out
of the box [1] but there are a couple of different apps that support
recording from the command line (ttyrec, arecord and the gstreamer
tools for making your own pipeline come to mind) and a few different
ways of scheduling commands, so building a scheduled recording system
is possible (I can help if you want).

The "legal" part of "legal recorder" has me a bit worried though: is
this system something needed by law? If so, exactly what is required?
What kind of reliability do you need? With a custom FOSS solution you
don't have a vendor to shift the blame on to if it all breaks horribly


[1] A quick google came up with Pydar, but I haven't used it so can't
say how well (or even if) it works. 

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