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Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:10 pm
Hi,

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS with Audacity version 2.4.2.

I am unable to record streaming music. The recording is always using the laptop microphone. I have tried settings but with no luck. Wondering if someone can share what the settings should be to record music being streamed an not from the microphone. I use Spotify.

Thank you!

Carmelo

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:54 am
by jademan
[email protected] wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:10 pm
Hi,

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS with Audacity version 2.4.2.

I am unable to record streaming music. The recording is always using the laptop microphone. I have tried settings but with no luck. Wondering if someone can share what the settings should be to record music being streamed an not from the microphone. I use Spotify.

Thank you!

Carmelo
Does this help? Tutorial - Recording Computer Playback on Linux

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:22 pm
Hi,
I been following the instructions and set them as per manual. However, the screen interface is different than what the manual shows. I am using version 2.4.2. With mine interface do not see the following: "Capture from" dropdown, select the "Monitor" option of the playback device used by the application you want to record from.


thank you for your help!

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:52 pm
by jademan
I believe that is a Pulse Audio screen you are referring to, and since I am a windows guy, we are going to have to wait for help from someone that is familiar with Ubuntu.

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:58 pm
by steve
[email protected] wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:22 pm
However, the screen interface is different than what the manual shows.
Please post a screenshot so that we can see what you are looking at.

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:24 pm
Hi,

Attached is the screen shot.

thank you!

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:44 pm
by steve
You're looking in the wrong place.
The "Capture from" dropdown is not in Audacity, it's in "PulseAudio Volume Control".
See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... linux.html

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:44 pm
Hi,

Is this what is being asked? It shows blank for me. I use this by running pavucontrol.

Thank you for your help!

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:54 pm
by steve
[email protected] wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:44 pm
It shows blank for me.
That's probably because Audacity is not recording or monitoring the input.
Try clicking on the recording meter (in Audacity) so that it is monitoring the input, then open PulseAudio Volume Control again.

Re: Unable to record music streaming

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:19 pm
That was it!!!

Thank you!!!