[linux-audio-user] sound recording application

glauber alex dias prado glauberalex at uol.com.br
Fri Sep 8 01:18:17 EDT 2006


i was wondering isnt it best to have a compressed output like ogg or
flac? i dont have such experience but how much of GB are we talking
about with 4 hours of uncompressed audio?


On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 15:33 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 12:57 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 12:49 -0400, Rob wrote:
> > > On Thursday 07 September 2006 09:50, Josh Lawrence wrote:
> > > > He needs an audio application that will record for a specific
> > > > amount of time, say, for 4 hours, without user intervention. 
> > > 
> > > rec 4hourrecording.wav & sleep 14400; killall -INTR rec
> > > 
> > > ;)
> > 
> > Suboptimal (requires OSS emulation).  Better:
> > 
> > arecord 4hourrecording.wav & sleep 14400; killall -INTR arecord
> > 
> > NB: This will record 8 bit mono at 8000Hz.  Use "arecord -f cd" for
> > better quality.
> 
> arecord -d 14400 -f cd 4hourrecording.wav
> 
> will leave you with a .wav file that has a correctly formed header.
> 



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