Record Streaming Audio in Linux

The stupid simple way!

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Audio Recorder is the updated version of Gnome applet ‘Audio Rec’. It is an easy to use but extremely powerful app that caters to all of your audio recording needs in Ubuntu and Linux mint. Let’s see how to install Audio Recorder in Ubuntu & Linux mint.

Launch “Terminal”. You can use Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut.

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:audio-recorder/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install audio-recorder

For other Linux distributions, it is available as an unofficial Snap package in beta mode:

sudo snap install audio-recorder --beta

You can download the source code from launchpad. Once installed, you can start the application from Unity.

Audio Recorder can record form all sources or from music apps directly like Rythmbox and Clementine.

To record streaming audio, select the appropriate source. For example, if you are playing streaming radio in Clementine then select Clementine.

Audio Recorder also presents you the option of setting a timer. With the timer you have the ability to start, stop or pause recordings at a specific time or at a defined time interval. You can also set a limit on the recorded file size. The most captivating feature which I enjoy the most, is that you can choose to pause and split tracks when their is no audio (or very low sound) and resume it when sound comes back audible levels without having to edit them later on. To use the timer you just need to modify the text examples in the Timer panel. Comment # out the “rules” that you don’t want to apply and edit the ones pertinent to you.

Another gem. You can save the recorded file in your favorite file format. Supported type of file format are OGG audio, Flac, MP3, SPX and WAV. You can choose whichever format you prefer. Depending on the stream quality MP3 is flexible. The saved files are stored in ~/Audio.

So, if you looking for a way to record sound in Ubuntu or Linux in general, Audio Recorder is a must-have for your recording arsenal.

Mission Completed! You can now record streaming audio, and capture those online moments.

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