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Old 12-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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recording with Audacity


I would like to record audio off a DVD (played in my DVD drive) using Audacity. So...I guess just pressing the record button while the DVD plays doesn't do it, because after I stopped the DVD, stopped recording, and played the recording back, it played no sound and didn't seem to have recorded any. What else do I have to do? I'm new to not only Audacity but the entire process of recording audio from anything. (Someone had to explain to me that I don't need a separate audio cable for the DVD drive because audio goes through the SATA cable.)
 
Old 12-26-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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not sure why that doesnt work but it may be that your specific soundcard is incapable of playing and recording at the same time ?

something like this mite work:
Code:
mencoder dvd://1 -novideo -aid 128 -channels 6 -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=ac3:abitrate=192 -a52drc 1 -o dvd.ac3
 
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not sure why that doesnt work but it may be that your specific soundcard is incapable of playing and recording at the same time ?

something like this mite work:
Code:
mencoder dvd://1 -novideo -aid 128 -channels 6 -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=ac3:abitrate=192 -a52drc 1 -o dvd.ac3
Possibly. I have only the internal audio (sound card?) that came with the motherboard. (I thought I needed a separate sound card to make a good audio recording, but someone said not necessarily. So I'll first see how good a recording my onboard audio can make.)

What is the command you suggest supposed to do?--record from the CLI, or analyze why I can't record?

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just so you are aware the above command (and others like it ffmpeg , mplayer -dumpaudio , ...) are digitally converting the audio rather than doing a real-time recording. if you really want to record try plugging in a mic and run arecord (you mite need to run alsmixer and make sure all the proper channels are unmuted).
 
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Re-recording in Audacity

I believe you'll need to 'Import' the file into Audacity. Once it's loaded into Audacity then you can 'play' with it.
 
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
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I believe you'll need to 'Import' the file into Audacity. Once it's loaded into Audacity then you can 'play' with it.
Thanks, that was what I needed. I wanted to capture to a computer audio that was already on a DVD.
 
  


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