[ubuntu-uk] Linux in an Audio Environment

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Jul 17 15:50:08 BST 2009

Chris Weaver wrote:
> Prompted by a comment by Rob Beard, I'd be interested to see if anyone 
> is running Ubuntu in a audio environment (work, hobbyist or whatever) 
> and more specific peoples experiences with it.
> - Chris
Nearest I got was running the open source Rivendell radio playout system 
on Ubuntu (7.10 I think) although I have been given the task of setting 
up a laptop for one of my clients so they can take it out on the road 
and record news stories to send back to the station.  This machine will 
be running Ubuntu 9.04 with a 3G dongle and probably something like 
Audacity for basic editing.  The audio will then be converted into Flac 
(or maybe high quality OGG to save space) and then sent to the station 
via SFTP where it will be converted back into linear WAV audio (although 
the news system they use does actually have native support for OGG and 
FLAC despite being a proprietary Windows application).


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