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I just recently installed redhat and was trying to record a tape through the line out to make it into a cd, but every time i record i get silence. I tried recording from all the different options on the volume control gui but none of them will record. The sound does play over the speakers, but the basic recorder and also audacity will not record what plays. Any ideas?
I thought Audacity was an editor (don't really know), and I'm not sure what the basic recorder is. Is one of these a mixer, or serving the purpose of a mixer? Whatever mixer you are using, I think you have to select LINE and make sure the volume on the mixer is at a reasonable level before it will record. Being able to hear through the speakers does not mean you are recording. Don't have RedHat or Audacity so I may have completely misunderstood.
I was actually mistaken, the mic did not record either, which leads me to believe that it is something with Redhats mixer. Audacity has the capability to record as well as edit. On the mixer (volume control) in Redhat i had all volume levels to max, along with line in selected for record.
Is there more than one possible driver for your sound card? The default one for my SBLive was kinda fuzzy sounding, and I couln't use the line in, either. I switched to another driver, and the sound was nice and clear, and the line in all of a sudden worked!
I use Xmixer and Aumix. On both of these, I have to record from LINE. On your mixer, you may well have to record from LINE OUT, but you might look and see what other choices you have for inputs. I spent time trying to record using IGAIN and LINE1 and it doesn't work (at least for my setup). If you are able to hear sound through the speakers, I think it means your sound card is probably ok. (Although, I wouldn't bet the farm on that, either).
My mistake, I reread your first post and see that you have tried the different options. I am going to record an LP, and put it on CD for my wife. This takes me awhile. I will experiment ( especially with muting ), and try to come up with another suggestion if you do not have it fixed by then.
For my benefit, when you say LINE OUT, you are refering to an option on your recorder/mixer, and not the jack on your sound card, right? I ask because I do not have a LINE OUT option for recording.
I have learned that my mixers are kind of interactive. If one is muted, I can't record regardless of the settings on the other. You might look and make certain that something is not muted. Even something you don't think you're using.
If I want to record, my mixer settings are:
recording source is LINE
IGAIN is set to near maximum
With this setup, I can't hear what I'm recording, and this is a blessing.
To hear what I'm recording:
recording source is LINE
IGAIN is set near maximum
VOL and PCM must be set pretty high
This is not going to help as you've been through all of it. Sorry.