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Old 07-08-2010, 03:49 AM   #1
mrdebug
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Alsa programming. Record from mic.


In order to record from mic I have compiled this example:
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6735?page=0,2
But does not work on Debian Lenny. Nothing has come to record.
The capture interface is set correctly because skype works well.
Have you got an example for record from mic?
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:28 AM   #2
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Be aware that alsa is "just" the lowest level of the linux sound stack. Nowadays, most distributions use a sound-server which is between alsa and the applications. The two main sound servers are "jack" (for "serious" sound users) and "pulseaudio" (for standard users). So maybe you can't directly use alsa while the sound-server is running (like any critical resource)?
Another possibility could be that the user running your application don't have the right to open/read/write any alsa device. Run it as "root", or better add the user to the alsa group (maybe sound or audio group, depends on the linux flavor)
 
Old 07-08-2010, 08:42 AM   #3
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Be aware that alsa is "just" the lowest level of the linux sound stack. Nowadays, most distributions use a sound-server which is between alsa and the applications. The two main sound servers are "jack" (for "serious" sound users) and "pulseaudio" (for standard users). So maybe you can't directly use alsa while the sound-server is running (like any critical resource)?
Another possibility could be that the user running your application don't have the right to open/read/write any alsa device. Run it as "root", or better add the user to the alsa group (maybe sound or audio group, depends on the linux flavor)
I would first try to use the stock 'arecord'. An yes, I would reconfigure the sound system not to use any sound server.
 
  


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