Atanok’s Weblog

2009/02/18

recordmydesktop and ensuing gtk frontend. Sound capture drama.

Filed under: Computers, Linux — atanok @ 08:32

goddammit Linux, these sound server schemes are way too complicated.

I want to record the desktop to elaborate tutorial videos, gaming capture and whatnot, but even though an awesome video capture tool is available, recordmydesktop, it’s the audio capture that’s bringing me closer to those nice young men in their clean white coats, and they’re coming to take me away HA HAA!

So far I’ve figured thatmy Intel “HDA” integrated audio board refuses to provide a “stereo mix” or “wave” output, and recordmydesktop doesn’t support PulseAudio (Ubuntu 8.10 default, thus Linux Mint) as a capture source.
It does however support JACK, a much lower latency sound server, but older and apparently underfeatured.

My general idea now is as follows:
Programs=>PulseAudio->JACK->recordmydesktop (for capture)
Programs=>Pulseaudio->ALSA->Hardware (for playback)

The second line what I think is already in place, so no problems there.
The first one though is giving me headaches, mixed with short breath, cough and dripping nose caused by what I suspect to be a bronchitis, but I digress…

I’ve tried using JACK with its friendly qjackctl GUI frontend to no avail, but I suspect the error in this case might be located between the chair and the keyboard, I must confess.

I’ll now give myself into a restless sleep while thinking about these issues, plus a broken 360 that isn’t mine and a driving code exam I should be studying for.

Oh, the unfunny drama keeps adding up.
Next up: DICKSMOLD EVERYWHERE

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1 Comment »

  1. ATANOK YOU MADE THE FATAL MISTAKE OF LINKING TO MY BLOG

    Comment by bbot — 2009/03/16 @ 19:06


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