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Old 12-03-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Recording from skype (or any program)

What is the best way to record skype conversations. I have tried vsound and skype-rec but to now avail. I am on Kubuntu 7.10. Surely there is someway to record the sound from my microphone and then send it on to skype and also record the sound from skype (what is being played through my speakers) before it is sent through the speaker. The two streams could be added together to give the whole conversation. Is this possible, and if so, how?

Having just looked at a few things, I think this might be possible through sox, but I'm not sure how.

Old 12-03-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Depends. What (capture) device is your mic connected to? Are you using pulseaudio? Not that I recommend it, but that's what Fedora 8 uses.

$ aplay -l|grep card
card 0: V8237 [VIA 8237], device 0: VIA 8237 [VIA 8237]
card 0: V8237 [VIA 8237], device 1: VIA 8237 [VIA 8237]
card 1: Live [SBLive! Value [CT4871]], device 0: emu10k1 [ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback]
card 1: Live [SBLive! Value [CT4871]], device 2: emu10k1 efx [Multichannel Capture/PT Playback]
card 1: Live [SBLive! Value [CT4871]], device 3: emu10k1 [Multichannel Playback]

(Hmm let's see. On my system, I prefer to record thru card 1, device 2 . That results in a "mixed" sound output which includes both sides of the conversation. There may be other devices, such as "front" that work. Then I create a new device called input and put it into my default config file:

add-autoload-source input module-alsa-source device=plughw:1,2 source_name=input

set-default-source input
May also require some adjustment of your mixer settings.

Last edited by hellork; 12-03-2007 at 06:45 PM.


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