Record audio:from streaming & audio player

  • madforthenet
Posted: Sat, 04/25/2009 - 13:28
Hello guys. I have a small problem if i try to record audio from web streaming or any audio player. This is important for me to record and save some audio file that are no available for downlaod but only in audio streaming on web in particular in .ra format . This files are available for listening from various radio , but I can listen them but no record for a future burn on cd or dvd for example. Same problem if I try to record file during playing by any audio player. I hink is a problem of in/out audio setting , but I don't know right setting to do this aith pci card. Actually on my pc I have two soud card: 1- pci card M1010LT 2-on board audio card disable from bios. Have you some suggest ? Bye Guido

You can leave it

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 18:15
Hi Guido, No, you don't need to remove it. It is compatible. This is the only unofficial repository that I have always up. It has never hurt me. It provides some useful codecs for windows formats, libraries fo reading DVD's, googleearth, and things of the sort. Good to see you are improving your skills with 64studio and GNU/Linux! There is nothing like experimenting yourself and get your hands dirty. For that reason, and just in case, having a test partition, where you don't care what may happen, is a good idea. Cheers! Pablo.

medibuntu repository

  • madforthenet
  • 03/10/09
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 13:51
Hi Pablo I have a question : Can I leave medibuntu repository added to install amarok etc.... in sources list or in update manager after this install or it'is better to remove it ? bye Guido

Done !!!

  • madforthenet
  • 03/10/09
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 13:47
Hi Pablo I have tried to create a playlist with file .ram :This file are not audio files , but link that launch realaudio file in streaming. It's a special case , but similar to record streaming. I had some difficulties with setup in jack and other software, but this because I'm newbie. I have try to do the same in new version of UbuntuStudio and the best result I have by 64Studio. On UbuntuStudio 9.04 with kernek rt 2.6.28 I have experience with some freeze of various appl and system restart was necessary to solve block. Set up I have made on 64Studio on UbuntuStudio not run correctly, maybe last version is not yet very stable or I can't be able to set it.I should try the same with old UbuntuStudio 8.04. On winxp it's all ok , but all operations are a more slowly than in 64Studio :only one difference the passage from one file to other in the same list is faster on windows with realplayer than on 64studio with amarok , because amarok make buffering file by file and though files there's a pause more long. Now Im strating to use audacity and other software to clean audio files. Thanks and see you later Bye Guido

First step ok

  • madforthenet
  • 03/10/09
  • Mon, 04/27/2009 - 09:14
Hi Pablo I have tried your suggest in your first post , now I have understand passage for connect audio player and jack, I think it's better for me look for some guide and/or tutorial about lLinux sound , jack, Ardour, etc..... Next step while I'm starting to read some doc about audio should be follow your second post. See you later. Bye Guido

Hi Guido, I have looking

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 04/26/2009 - 15:10
Hi Guido, I have looking into this. I should have done it before posting the above. I have been testing and I hope you are OK with it, as I am. Assuming you are running 64studio 3.0, add the medibuntu repository for 8.04 hardy and the GPG key. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu From synaptic, reload, and install: amarok and amarok-xine (and dependencies of course) streamtuner Launch streamtuner from the sound and video applications. Go to Edit->Preferences->Applications and change the audio player (first 3 lines) from xmms to amarok. In particular, the second line, listen to a RealAudio stream. The basic.ch tab has ram streams (look at properties of any stream) so you can test with those. Right click in a stream and tune in. Amarok will open. Tune in more streams and they will be queued in the amarok. You can easily load and save amarok playlists. As for recording a Real Audio stream, I am not sure if it is possible directly without RealPlayer. But you can do a workaround by making xine jack-aware (in the amarok preferences) and recording to jack_capture, which can convert directly to .ogg or .mp3 whatever you are listening from your speakers. Of course, you would need to launch Jack Control first. Anyway, please let me know if streamtuner / amarok is useful for you to playback and handle playlists at least. Cheers! Pablo.

Thanks

  • madforthenet
  • 03/10/09
  • Sun, 04/26/2009 - 08:11
Hi Pablo thanks for suggets. How I had tell I'm a newbie in Audio with Linux. I follow your suggest, but in this specific case the problem is that the stream are in real-audio and only for web streaming, not for download. It's too long record file one to one , so I use in this case windows with a playlist create in realplayer with short file .rm to listen many files in sequence not one to one and I can do other in the same time I don't know if the same thing is possible with Linux version of realplayer or with other player. If you know an alternative for this... Bye Guido

Make them jack-aware

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 04/26/2009 - 01:41
Hi Guido, how are you, I hope you are fine. You know Jack, don't you? You start qjackctl from the terminal or Jack Control from the Sound and Video menu. Push the connect button, audio tab. You can see all the available ports, hardware and software. If only Jack is running, you see only your capture and playback ports. If you launch a jack-aware application like Jack Timemachine, ardour, hydrogen, rosegarden, and a long etcetera, you will see their ports there. So fist thing, you need an audio player which is jack-aware. (we'll see the web streamer) There are several ones you can use. I like aqualung and audacious. You can do a: sudo apt-get install aqualung audacious audacious-plugins audacious-plugins-extra In audacious you have to set the audio preferences (menus are a bit hidden but you will figure out). Output must be Jack plugin. When you play, the connections will be shown in the Jack audio connections. This is the first step. Now, you need a jack-aware recorder. I like jack-capture, but it is not in the repo. This just records. You can always edit later with an editor. If you want things easy, I recommend it. I can explain you how to install it. It's not difficult but you have to compile it from source. Another interesting simple app is Jack Timemachine. Machina dil tempo, right? You are playing music, you do something really good, or you are listening to a speaker, you hear something really good. You wish you had recorded it! You play record, and voilà, the recording already started from 10 seconds before you pressed Record! Then you can easily convert in Audacity (for example) the uncommon audio format that uses to a wav, ogg, mp3, flac, etc. You can use ardour too. And more... You can also record from web streaming through Jack. If there is something you can't do jack-aware and plain ALSA is the only way to go, you have a last resort, you can provide jack ports for ALSA. This is a good place to get it going with the basics: http://lievenmoors.github.com Tell us how it goes. Cheers! Pablo