[FFmpeg-user] I'm playing audio on my Linux PC from the WWW. Can I record it to a file with ffmpeg?

James Board jpboard2 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 2 12:46:22 CET 2014

> > > FFmpeg can record from alsa, oss, jack and pulse (and 
> > > this is of course documented).
> > can you please show me where it's documented
> http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-devices.html
> Where did you search?
Yes, that's where I looked.  But none of the examples worked.

> > ffmpeg -f alsa -i hw:0,2 alsaout.wav
> > ffmpeg version 0.8.9-4:0.8.9-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
> This is not FFmpeg but an intentionally broken version 
> with several hundred known bugs not present in FFmpeg, 
> some of them security-relevant. 

I don't understand.  Why do you think it isn't ffmpeg?  I installed it on ubuntu with 'apt-get ffmpeg'. 

> Please understand that  we therefore cannot support it here, see  http://ffmpeg.org/download.html for supported versions.
> (Do NOT use the PPA, it is horribly outdated.)
What is PPA?

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