[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 audio recording?

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Apr 19 08:24:08 UTC 2012


On 19/04/12 07:31, steve wrote:
> On 18/04/12 21:21, alan c wrote:
>> On 18/04/12 20:27, alan c wrote:
>>> On 18/04/12 19:56, Philip Stubbs wrote:
>>>> On 18 April 2012 19:46, Philip Stubbs<philip at stuphi.co.uk>  wrote:
>>>>> It works here, at the moment. Just kicked off a 95Mb update, so will
>>>>> try again in a few minutes. :-)
>>>> Lots of 3.4.0's were replaced with 3.4.1's so I guess that is a point
>>>> release of gnome then. Sound recorder still working. Sorry, but that
>>>> does not help very much, does it. :-(
>>> Yes it does - it may suggest that my 12.04 adventures to date in these
>>> fairly new installs has caused a problem. One possibility is AWN,
>>> which I have tried because I love the shiny switcher app, but I have
>>> discovered that awn also installs gnome classic sessions which for
>>> example uses gnome panel, whatever.
>>> I will do a clean instal of 12.04 now in one machine an dsee if it
>>> will work without awn.
>> Re install 12.04 in one machine, fully updated now, nothing else
>> installed, Sound Record (from Built-In Audio) not working still.
>>
>> I should say that sound record  *does* work from a microphone and also
>> from the usb microphone integral in a webcam I use for such as skype.
>> It is *only* the recognition of the internal audio hardware which
>> seems to prevent record from Built In Audio.
> 
> I can only say that for me, sound recorder is working fine on my laptop 
> (Asus K501J) with 12.04 using both built-in and external headset mics.

Yes it works for mics ok, I think such items are well covered in the
standardised development 'testing' app. The trouble arises I think
when the built-in audio is used - say to record a sound clip - and
then the setup choices lack a functioning choice. However, the
expected working choice becomes available if a gnome classic desktop
environment is used. Bug #985119.  It is confirmed, however to my
disappointment it is still only a Low priority. I use sound clip stuff
a lot, and if I am to use Unity, as I hope to, I will need to use a
hard wired link at the audio sockets, in any machine I am using, which
is inconvenient.
And only a week to go before release.

-- 
alan cocks



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