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    Alternative to audacity?


    Although Audacity does everything I need it will just not work on my laptop. I've tried with about 5 distros and Audacity always produces a severely distorted recording. Plus with Ubuntu, my current distro Audacity refuses to recognise the OSS as the audio playback.

    Other audio apps like gizmo and skype work fine.

    But is there anything like audacity that can record directly from the line in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H View Post
    Although Audacity does everything I need it will just not work on my laptop. I've tried with about 5 distros and Audacity always produces a severely distorted recording. Plus with Ubuntu, my current distro Audacity refuses to recognise the OSS as the audio playback.

    Other audio apps like gizmo and skype work fine.

    But is there anything like audacity that can record directly from the line in?

    Ta.
    xmms and audacity look nearly identical. Audacity is usually the preffered one since xmms is no longer in development. I dont know the status of xmms2.

    If your looking for something a little different, Amarok looks like itunes, and its huge. Its really great if you have a large music library. It sorts all your music into a quickly searchable library. I have 5000+ songs, and at times I couldnt have lived without it.
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    I think you've mixed up Audacity and Audacious! I did a while back when Iinstalled Audacious mistakenly and wondered where Audacity had gome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H View Post


    I think you've mixed up Audacity and Audacious! I did a while back when Iinstalled Audacious mistakenly and wondered where Audacity had gome.
    hahah, thats what I get for early morning post-answering :P

    Well, best of luck to finding the solution to your real issue

    *goes to look up what audacity does*
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    Well, have you tried the latest beta which uses ALSA instead of OSS?
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    You can have a look at ubuntustudio. Also Rosegarden: music software for Linux and ardour | the new digital audio workstation. One more:jacklab. It might be a latency problem as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Pablo View Post
    Well, have you tried the latest beta which uses ALSA instead of OSS?
    Is that a beta of Audacity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by valemon View Post
    You can have a look at ubuntustudio. Also Rosegarden: music software for Linux and ardour | the new digital audio workstation. One more:jacklab. It might be a latency problem as well
    Don't really want to mess with my current distro.

    Tried Rosegarden a while back. Damned if I could get it to record via line-in.

    Ardour requires Jack audio server which I don't have. Not sure if I want to add it as eveything else audiowise is working and I don't trust meself to cock things up

    JackLab is interesting but my lappy is an all round item and don't really want to specialise.

    Latency, hmm, will look into it.

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