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  1. #1

    trouble recording sound

    i can seem to record sound in audacity. i can hear myself when i talk into the mic but its not being recorded (same with line in)

    the same haves with teamspeak (sound in and out)

    both are useing /dev/dsp

    whats going on?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005
    You arent using KDE? If so, try turning off ARTS or maybe turning off ESD if you use gnome... If you don't mind commandline, you could check if you have the commands "rec" or "record" installed:
    rec /home/user/test.ogg

  3. #3
    thanks problem fixed it was arts

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  5. #4

    I have the same problem i think, can hear the sound through speakers but its not recording it in audacity!

    What exactly did you do to fix it? Im using GNOME in mandrake 10.1 Official.


  6. #5
    try this:

    press ctrl + esc

    search for artsd and kill it.

    its hogging the sound.

  7. #6
    Is there any way to record without killing arts?

    I like using arts because then I can use Teamspeak and listen to music at the same time. Or is there any other way to do so?

  8. #7
    well arts is nessisary for some music players but not all, have you tried xmms?

  9. #8
    Thatís not the problem. The problem is that artsdsp is the only possibility for TeamSpeak not to block the sound device. At least the only possibility Iíve found so far.

    I think Iíve found the problem why recording doesnít work at my computer: Iíve ALSA dmix plugin activated. And I read somewhere that this enables using the sound device by multiple applications at the same time, but only for playing and not for recording. So Iíve got to write in some configuration file which application may use the sound device for recording. But I havenít found how to do that until now.

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