Is there any way to record audio on Ubuntu server? I've got Ubuntu on an old Acer Aspire 5520g but I'm not sure where to start with recording audio on it.

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Of course - there are lots of programs out there which do this - most are fairly minimal - but Audacity has lots of features, and works almost everywhere.

(If you can't get sound output working then you'll probably have problems with recording too)


Or if you need a command line tool - arecord comes bundled in the ALSA package

  • Does Audacity work on the CLI? Aug 19, 2010 at 14:18
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    Don't think so - if you've got alsa confugred, try 'arecord'. See man page for more details
    – symcbean
    Aug 19, 2010 at 14:44
  • Thanks symcbean, I managed to get areacord, now onto the joy of finding sound drivers. Any chance you can delete the comment and post it as an answer so I can accept it? Cheers! Aug 19, 2010 at 16:16

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