Originally Posted by cgraf
I live in the UK and would like to use Linux to record digital radio in mp3 format. My question is two-fold -
1. What hardware do I need e.g. a pci card, usb device, a separate radio with a line-out?
2, What software could I use to control the dab receiver (change station etc) and record onto mp3 format?
Think it's important to point out that DAB radio isn't the same as DVB radio.
DAB is broadcast over FM, whereas DVB is broadcase over UHF.
The digital principle is the same though: digital multiplex streams are sent over an analogue frequency. However, the channels received are different.
I found this on a website, so they are available:
Also, I had a psion wavefinder, but it's broken so cant test
Just remember that the device must be supported by linux, or at least, have sourcecode to be able to build a driver.
If you are looking for a way of recording DAB, you could hook up a DAB's line out to your line in on a sound card and do something similar to the DVBSTREAM thing like:
cat /dev/audio | ffmpeg -i - outfile.mp3
But the audio won't be as pure as the actual digital stream - you are recording decoded digital audio, played (recorded) through an analogue device.