Re: Can'r record in audacity
On Friday 25 April 2008 03:08 pm, Frank McCormick wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:47:22 -0400
> Mark Neidorff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Friday 25 April 2008 02:05 pm, Frank McCormick wrote:
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> > > I have been trying to record in audacity without success. Using
> > > alsamixergui all the relevant controls are up and on.
> > > Audacity plays back fine using the Alsa default, but none of the 6
> > > connections shown in the Audacity dialogue including Alsa default work.
> > > Audacity works in Ubuntu Gutsy using Alsa default in both playing back
> > > and recording.
> > > I am using Debian Sid/Lenny.
> > What are your settings in the audacity "Audio I/O" preferences?
> At the moment Alsa default for both recording and playback. But I have
> tried all the selections for recording which are available in that box and
> none works. Alsa default allows me to record but its just noise, not the
> input from the mike. All the others give me a "error opening device"
> dialogue box. Strange thing is it works in Ubuntu Gutsy and I am
> embarrassed to say the mike also works fine on my wife's XP box.
Check in your /dev directory for /dev/dsp. I have playback and record set
to /dev/dsp, channels to 2 and select "software playthrough". That does work
for me. Can you choose those settings? Have you looked at the alsamixer
settings and turned things on?