Questions about software for recording audio and video with Ubuntu.

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Anything better than Cheese for video capture?

I need to record some video from my webcam and while Cheese works, it lacks settings, and only outputs the webm format that is full of stutters, etc. Can't seem to find any alternative...
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Record a programs output with PulseAudio

I would like to record an output of a program with PulseAudio using command line/bash script. It is important not to record every output of the sound card, but only the one of one specific program. I ...
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How can I record Skype conversations?

We are a small company and we have a help desk service to support our clients. We want to use Skype to provide voice live support. This is the easy part. What we need also, is to be able to record ...
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How to record output to speakers?

Is there a program for Ubuntu 12.10 that can record sounds of only the output of the speaker and not any voices from outside the PC?
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How to record any internal sound in and out using Ubuntu and Audacity

How to record any internal sound like mic in and speaker out from same PC running Ubuntu using Audacity or something else? For example under Windows someone does like this: (i want to do the ...
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Use WebCam to record (Including movement detection)

What ubuntu software is there to use the webcam as a recording camera (Like a Security System). It NEEDS to detect movement in the room, take pictures and/or record.
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VLC for flash video

Is it possible to play all flash videos using VLC because flash is consuming a lot of processing power? In addition with VLC I will be able to record every stream for example Ustream etc. I am using ...
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How to Pass/Record audio output as an input device?

I used to use a mixer of some kind and I can't remember which... I would like to record audio from the output, without leaving the computer. I remember in the Juanty days you could easily enable ...
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What are some good software for creating lecture-like videos?

I want to make videos like the ones in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZXCq2fn-Z0&list=PL8DC1113ADB63358E&index=1 Where I can write stuff and talk about stuff at the same ...
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How to record internal audio with XVidCap? (Not with Microphone)

I installed XVidcap from synaptic. There is an option in preferences to turn on audio recording but there is no audio in final output. I followed instructions on Ubuntu Forums and downgraded the ...
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What is the best way to record audio into my desktop?

I asked yesterday about how to configure Audacity, which I found out doesn't work right with Pulse Audio. I have since removed them and am looking for the best way to set up a DAW on my desktop.
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Desktop recording software with keypressing hints

I am looking a desktop recording software like democreator, which can automatically create tool tips of the input key pressed in the video being recorded, such as when I press Alt+Tab, it creates a ...
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Can I record playback with audacity without Pulseaudio?

I'm trying to record output (that what I can hear) with Audacity, but no sound recorded. I have found some instructions how to record with Pulseaudio, but I have only Alsa. I can't see any option in ...
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How to digitize old vinyl records?

Out with the old stuff. I want to digitize my old vinyls. What would be necessary to do that?
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How to record the terminal on a server?

I enjoy recording screencasts in my spare time, and was hoping to get going recording some Ubuntu stuff. I have a machine running Ubuntu Server, is there any easy way to record the screen?
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How to select display to record in recordmydesktop

I have a dual monitor setup and wish to only record the 1st monitor with recordmydesktop, but I am unsure of the settings when doing it via the command line, so far I have this: recordmydesktop ...
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How to create videos for websites (personal blog, youtube..)

I am going to start making Ubuntu tutorial videos again but this time around I will like to know what is the best format for uploading videos to my personal blog or to youtube. In the past I was using ...
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How to configure and (tv) video recording and pausing?

set for television viewing tvtime, set up the remote, everything works fine. But I would like to set up an opportunity to put on pause live TV and that you could record video, is there a function in ...
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How to Record Screen and internal Audio?

Is there a way to record my screen, as well as the internal audio? Like, if I were recording a game, it would record the screen, and the sounds from the game.
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Record Tv programm from Vlc

I am using Vlc 2.0.1 to watch tv (DVB-T) through my pci tv tuner Is it possible to record a tv programm as .avi or .mp4 file ? Can i record it with vlc or another app ? I am ubuntu 12.04 user ...
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How to use Audio Recorder to record tracks in separate files?

I have installed Audio Recorder to record sounds played by my computer. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audio-recorder I want it to ...
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how to record skype video calls?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=939048&page=3 so no xvidcap, vlc or screencast app like kazam !!!
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Are there other Automator alternatives?

I want something that records (like Macro) the GUI actions and keystrokes that can be played later to accomplish same actions. Something like Automator in OS X. I have already looked into Alternative ...
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Webcam and Cheese: Unbelievably slow

I have a machine with 4 GIG of RAM on a 64 bit computer. Yet, Cheese is found to be unbelievably slow in recording videos. What would be an apt alternate for video recording on Ubuntu systems? To my ...
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PS2 Eyetoy Recording Quality

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and a PS2 eyetoy "Namtai". Don't worry - this is not the sterotypical " how do I get my eyetoy working" question. My eyetoy works fine on Cheese, gucview and various other ...
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recording audio: What is the best volume setting?

followup question: recording audio and volume I've been using ubuntu to record some screencasts (kinda. Khan-style lectures, really) I want to know what is the volume setting for the microphone ...
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Recording output while listening to it

I've tried to record the output of my acer laptop, using audio recorder and outrec. But for some reason, I'm able to do so, just when I change my sound profile to digital stereo duplex, and then I'm ...
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Why doesn't ssh record failed access in /var/log/btmp?

I want to record ssh failed accesses. I know that I can use /var/log/auth.log but I rather want to use the command lastb. But when I execute lastb, it doesn't show any records from ssh failed access. ...
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Are there any players (or other programs) intended for transcription? [duplicate]

I mean players that include features related to listening to recorded talking for the purpose of putting that into text. One elementary feature would be a somewhat refined way of play/stopping, ...
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Can I somehow record my screen with whatever sound coming out from Speakers?

I am watching a lecture conducted on Adobe Breeze. I find it too slow... usually when I watch videos (esp lectures), I speed up the playback with VLC. Saves time So how would you somehow ...
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xvidcap sound recording not working

I followed the steps in How to record internal audio with XVidCap? (Not with Microphone) but I still can't get audio to record when recording a video app. Playback produces a pulsed buzz are roughly 1 ...
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How can I record audio in & mic in as 1 channel in Audacity?

I am trying to record my podcast, which I do using Google Hangouts & Audacity. I recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. In Windows I was using the software Virtual Cable ...
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Microphone recording through flashplayer on Ubuntu

My USB headset and my USB webcam are functioning normally. I can use Skype without any problem. However, even when I allow Flash to record through my webcam and microphone ...
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record soundcard with arecord (not microphone)

I'm trying to records what my soundcard is sending to my speakers (from the command line), so I've read HOWTO: Recording audio from the command line However, when I do: arecord -f cd -t raw | lame ...
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How to record “stereo mix” with VLC?

I would like to record a stereo mix (basically what I hear through the speakers connected to my sound card) from VLC. However, I haven't been able to figure out exactly how to do this. Under the ...
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Microphone not working ubuntu 12.04 I hear myself

I have ubuntu 12.04. Alsamixer reports my soundcard (on board) as card HDA ATI SB and chip Realtek ALC892. I have also installed realtek linux audiopack 5.17 and pavucontrol. I also removed and ...
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How to record from 2 microphones to create a virtual environment (Binaural Recording)

I wish to make a recording using 2 microphones positioned at a distance mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_recording so I can make a "3D sound" recording. How can I configure Ubuntu ...
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Lag when recording with xvidcap?

I used Xvidcap to record my desktop, but the quality of video was too bad (it lagged so much). I also tried with all output formats that xvidcap support, increase the frame-per-second as much as ...
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Video Recording in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a screencast? What Video Recording software is there that matches (or better) than the software version in Windows for FRAPS and WeGame? Already tried ...
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What is the easiest way to record my desktop in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a screencast? I want to make a video tutorial on some Ubuntu functionality but don't know how to record it.
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Sound problem after installing Lubuntu Desktop in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After installing lubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04. i can't recorded sound. Playback ok. I am searching a lot but I can't find anything. I also install ubuntu-restricted-extras and xfce4-mixer ...
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Best video recording & mixing software for Ubuntu

I'm searching for a quality software for recording video streams and mixing 3 cameras' streams and photos. I need it also for online streaming on a website. It could be a commercial software, ...
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Audio delays progressively when recording with ffmpeg

I am trying to record screencasts in Ubuntu 12.04, I have a working command, the audio sounds great and the video looks great. I have one issue though, the audio delays as the video goes on. At the ...
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How to record desktop to .flv format?

I tried to record desktop on ubuntu with 2 tools : Recordmydesktop (http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php) Kazam screencaster(https://launchpad.net/kazam) But, Output video of ...
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Recording from Soundcard Ubuntu 11.04

I switched from the gnome panel desktop environment to xfce recently, and I just noticed that I can no longer record sound using the pulseaudio command line. The command I am using is parec -d ...
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Problem Installing Audacity recording tool [duplicate]

I've been trying to install Audacity Recording tool which consists of around 2MB. When I try to install audacity from Synaptic Package Manager/Terminal, I get following message. The following ...
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Can't detect USB camera

I had two Logitech cameras in which they are connected and working properly. But when they are connected by using two 10meter wires they are not working. What could be the reason.
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How to record audio in Lubuntu using Audio Recorder?

Audio Recorder is a nimble app I used to use on Ubuntu to record audio from any source i.e. What you hear. In Lubuntu it doesn't work. Prefered way: Keep the Audio Recorded and no Pulse Audio ...
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No sound in files captured using audiorecorder or outrec

I am trying to record the sound output of my computer. I have installed outrec (with all the required dependencies) and audio recorder. I also installed pulse audio volume control and set it to ...
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How do I record high-resolution (HD 1080p) video?

I have a Logitech C910 USB 2.0 USB camera which supports up to 1080p video recording. I am using the camera on a laptop with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz CPU. Ubuntu 11.10 recognises the ...