Live Audio to CD recording

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Aug 1 21:54:50 UTC 2007

Joris Dobbelsteen wrote:
> * At this point I'm doing a "brec <audio card> | cdrecord -audio <cdrw>
> -" (sort of). I think I can fit in "tee" to split of the audio to a
> file. Is there any better way to perform these steps?
> I would like to wait several minutes before actually starting to burn
> the audio, making it more resistent against human mistakes (start
> quickly followed by stop).

You can find the package buffer in the repos. Put the program buffer in 
your command pipeline like this:

brec <audio card> | buffer | cdrecord -audio <cdrw> -

I used it for playing music on my old 180MHz machine to avoid dropouts 
when there was heavy load from other programs.

Another option might be an increased buffer size for cdrecord.


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