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Old 10-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
Ian D
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Audio recording software - can't find /dev/dsp

I want to use streamer to record audio. (streamer comes as part of xawtv and runs from the command line). However, when I try to run it, I get the following output
dsp-open: trying: oss...
oss: open /dev/dsp: No such file or directory
dsp-open: failed: oss
movie writer initialisation failed
If I look at /dev/, I can't see dsp either. What do I need to do to get the sound?

The frustrating thing is that I have made it work in the past.
Old 11-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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I think you need alsa-oss which provides /dev/dsp
OSS is legacy now so if possible I would look for a recording tool which uses alsa instead.


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