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Old 02-15-2002, 08:55 PM   #1
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grecord.. SuSe 7.3.. I cant record sound..

I am haveing a problem getting my SuSE 7.3 to record anything..
I have a SBLive set up and working, I think.. I hear sound.. and when I talk on the mic.. I hear it over the speakers...

I am trying to use grecord.. ( if you know of something better.. please let me know)

In the settings in grecord, it says sox is in /usr/bin/sox | I checked and it is their.. it also referces gmix... to /opt/gnome/bin/gmix.. i check and this is also their...

These are the only two settings i see for grecorde

it dose create the file.. but when I play it back it dose not have any sound...
I have moved the file to another box.. to conferm it is silent.. and it is..
when I record for.. 15sec.. when I play it back, regarles of OS.. it plays back for 15sec.. but I have no sound.

in Gmix

the mic is not muted.. i can hear what i am saying...
and the Rec box is checked.. ( the only one checked )

Any ideas ??

Old 02-19-2002, 04:01 PM   #2
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anybody have any ideas ???
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if you figure it out i'd like to know. i am having the exact same problem.. SBLive and no sound when recording..
Old 10-08-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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I'm having exact same problem only using "rec" (part of the sox package) on command line. I get a blank file for the duration of my recording. I can hear voice (and feedback!) over the speakers so the sound card's working.

Searched on the Web and couldn't so far find an answer, also in these forums. The tutorials I found on the Web make it sound the simplest thing to record:

$ rec my_voice.wav

and playback:

$ play my_voice.wav

"Play" does play existing sound files, but the files I try to record come up silent. They have a header indicating a .wav file, but that's all.


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