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

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Jan 2 13:19:28 CET 2014

James Board <jpboard2 <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> > > > 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.

You did not test FFmpeg...

> > > 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?

The version as such does not exist in FFmpeg.

> I installed it on ubuntu with 'apt-get ffmpeg'. 

Yes, the Ubuntu maintainer of the package called 
"FFmpeg" is unable to see his conflict of interest (and 
holds you and all other Ubuntu users hostage), see 
for more information.

> > 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 (Do NOT use the PPA, it is horribly outdated.)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?

I don't know (I don't use Ubuntu for obvious reasons), 
but please don't use it, it is outdated.

Carl Eugen

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