No sound recording
Mohindar Rao, Raavi Mohan Rao
mraavimohanrao at mician.com
Fri Nov 17 13:36:03 UTC 2006
Amr Youssef wrote:
> I have Compaq Presario 2100 and could not play any MP3 in ubuntu 6.10
> On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 12:02 +0000, ac wrote:
>> H.S.Rai wrote:
>>> On my laptop Compaq Presario V3018TU, I am unable to record anything,
>>> neither through buildin Mic nor through Mic with Head Set.
>>> Gnome Sound Recorder, starts time on clicking "Record", but on
>>> replaying, the progress is shown on time bar, but no sound comes.
>>> During recording, Recording Level Monitor remain still.
>>> In volume control, capture is full.
>>> lspci gave following output:
>>> 0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High
>>> Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
>>> What I should I do?
>> this was posted in kubuntu forums recently , maybe it will help?
>> I have moved to Kubuntu from another distro and have had a lot of
>> trouble initially finding how to listen to bbc radio and then at the
>> same time, record the stream.
>> BBC uses real audio streams and the obvious way to listen is to use
>> realplayer (currently version 10). Using Kubuntu, I had a problem
>> installing that program in kubuntu - an error message said it would
>> conflict with rvplayer, (which I could not find in my system). Maybe I
>> was looking in the wrong place. Anyway I then installed realplayer
>> from its binary downloaded from the Real site. However I could not get
>> any method of recording the stream to work, even trying most things in
>> sight, one at a time, programs and packages that seemed relevant.
>> Audacity worked on a laptop I had for such recording, but now gave I/O
>> layer errors when used in other machines I have - something to do with
>> alsa and the audio card and audacity not being able to get to the
>> soundcard at the same time as the realplayer I think.
>> Previos distro was ok when I used 'krecord', but however hard I looked
>> I could not find this in the add/remove programs lists. After more
>> persistance I did find krecord in the system>adept package
>> It was available as a package, not a program. (!!)
>> And it works!
>> Krecord also provides a recording level indication and the mixer can
>> be run - both good for initial setting up the conditions. I could not
>> find a record level meter gui in gnome, even though it appeared to be
>> installed as a program.
>> One note - I also tried ubuntu (gnome) for bbc recording, again with
>> no success for my situation, except with krecord.
>> I use both kde and gnome, so my latest approach has been to now first
>> install ubuntu and update it, then install kubuntu-desktop, a big
>> download activity.
>> Interestingly, realplayer installed easily in ubuntu (add/remove
>> programs), and was still available in kubuntu later. So in this case I
>> did not have to go to the Real site and download the binary.
Can it be possible to tell what sound cards do you have? Probably, you
can run lspci and also check whether all sound modules are loaded
properly, try lsmod to list out...
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