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Re: AM radio recorder



Hi,

On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 10:27:28AM -0700, dbp lists wrote:
> I've been thinking for a while about setting up my debian box to
> record some AM radio programs... sort of a Tivo for radio.  A lot of
> mp3 players come with FM radio and recording function, but not AM
> radio.   Some TV tuner cards also include radio, but again only FM. 
> THere was one product that there is even linux drivers for, the ADS
> Cadet tuner card.  But they don't make them anymore and they are hard
> to find.
> 
> So I've been thinking about just using a radio (with AM capability,
> obviously) and using an 8mm plug (male conneciton on both ends) and
> connecting the output of the radio to the input (microphone socket) of
> my soundblaster sound card on my linux box.   THen I can use some bash
> scripts and "at" commands or cronjobs to record the shows I want.
> 
> Any reason this won't work?  It's a crust old box (AMD-K6II) and
> crusty old sound card(16bit sb), but I don't see why it won't work.  I
> have yet to ever use the audio recording capability and microphone on
> my linux box, so this is uncharted territory for me.  Any advice,
> software/hardware/programs/commands... would be much appreciated.

I do it similarly, connecting the headphone output of my radio to the 'line-in'
of my sound card (I think line-in is better, but microphone may also work). For
recording, you can use audacity (with GUI control and sound editing
possibilities) or sound-recorder (command-line, good for scripting). You will
also need a mixer app (e. g. tkmix) to set the recording source (line or
microphone) and control the volume).
> 
> I did a google search, but didn't find much.
> --  
> Regards,
> dbp

HTH
-- 
Joachim Fahnenmüller



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