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hardknox 03-28-2005 06:10 PM

mic to speakers
Hey guys,

I'm looking for an application that takes the input from the mic and just forwards it to the speakers. I know that if I turn my microphone on, this is done by default, but I want to use esd to forward the output to another computer, and I can only do that if I'm able to specify an application for esd to intercept.

I'm using my laptop as a "bug". Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


foo_bar_foo 03-28-2005 08:16 PM

well any recording program like audacity or whatever has a monitor to output to the speakers
just hit record and put it on pause

hardknox 03-29-2005 01:16 PM

Great idea, but audacity freaks out when I open it with esddsp. It actually freezes when I hit record. I'm wondering if there's a problem with it expecting the input to come from the remote machine as well?

Any ideas? I'm open to using a different avenue for setting this laptop up as a listening device.


foo_bar_foo 03-29-2005 02:49 PM

this is an idea i've never thought about or tries so i'm just guessing

audacity is very limited in what it tries to do and audacity blocks /dev/dsp which is the big drag

you might want to try a better recorder like ecasound there is even a tk/tcl frontend for ecasound
it's very powerfull from the command line and can be used with lots of different type settups/outputs/servers etc

if you cant get esd to do it

seems like there are lots of ways to establish a client server connection that can use the sound system

the y sound system is network transparent / you add a yhost to allow connections

NASS and CAST are two others that are network enabled

hardknox 03-29-2005 06:42 PM

Awsome, I'll give those a try. I'll let you know if anything works out!


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