[PlanetCCRMA] Re: PlanetCCRMA digest, Vol 1 #1330 - 2 msgs

Mike Jackson jackson@scsr.nevada.edu
Mon Jul 11 09:00:01 2005

>Subject: [PlanetCCRMA] Audio recording problem
>My system is FC-3, but not the CCRMA version. Initially I had some
>trouble getting my sound card (SB-Live! emu10Kx) to work, but thanks
>to this forum and ALSA sound works pretty well now. 
>I want a "radio Tivo" type set-up on my system. This should be
>automated, so that the necessary apps would open at specific times,
>record an audio stream and then stop after a set interval. Is this
>possible? Is Audacity the best app to use for recording? I'm mainly
>interested in 'talk radio' so sound quality doesn't need to be great.
>Are there other apps that might be better than Audacity for simple
>audio stream recording? 
>If Audacity is a good way to go, then I have some problems getting it
>to work properly. I got an error message from Audacity that other
>programs are using ALSA. I checked the Audacity Wiki and turned off
>system sounds. Now Audacity will open, but when I try to record an
>internet radio station, I get the error, "Error while opening sound
>device. Please check the input device settings and the project sample
>rate." I'm still pretty new to Linux and I'm not sure how to resolve
>this. Any suggestions?

Go into your preferences and do a sound card test. Then go into preferences > multimedia
and see what you have for sound (alsa or oss). I know you need to disable the oss modules
to have alsa working properly. In the CCRMA instructions, I do believe it tells you how to
do this. Perhaps the oss modules are kicking in and alsa is reporting this error.