[pulseaudio-discuss] What's the easiest way to capture audio that is being played over the PC's speakers?
pmeerw at pmeerw.net
Thu Jan 2 04:35:07 PST 2014
> I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to capture the audio that my Ubuntu Linux PC is
> playing and save it to a file. I don't want to capture from a URL. I also don't want
> to capture through the microphone, or analog capture device. I simply want to
> capture the bits that are being sent to the sound card. My system uses pulseaudio.
try to record from the monitor device of the output
pactl list | grep monitor
shows which monitor devices are available, e.g.
Monitor Source: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor
then record for the monitor using
parec -d alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor --file-format=wav > rec.wav
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