audio recorder compatibility with mint maya xfce

Asked by Michael Grant on 2013-11-20

I'd like to know whether Audio Recorder is useable with Linux Mint Maya Xfce, since the bundled Sound Recorder app doesn't seem to be able to record anything.

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2013-11-24
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2013-11-24
moma (osmoma) said : #1

Hello,
This audio-recorder will work fine on Linux Mint Maya Xfce, or any other Linux-distro that uses PulseAudio. You may need to compile it from source code.
A.r has some dependencies that "Maya Xfce" might not have installed by default.

I am thinking about the "libappindicator3-dev" package.
It provides application indicators/system tray icons for the Ubuntu's Unity Desktop. GNOME-Shell and XFce might still rely on the older tray-icon system.

But compilation from source will automatically resolve this issue. It will avoid the "libappindicator3-dev" if it's not present in the system. Ok? Just compile audio--recorder from source and run.

Compilation of source is very easy to do.
See: https://launchpad.net/audio-recorder
Please read the INSTALL (and README) files.

But first! Grab the .DEB package from
https://launchpad.net/~osmoma/+archive/audio-recorder/+packages
and install it, and start audio-recorder from command line. It might well work directly from the box because Linux-Mint is (was?) based on Ubuntu.

Notice: Launchpad is compiling the version 1.3-3 at this very moment. So the latest .deb packages should be ready withing an hour or two.

Audio-recorder needs PulseAudio (pure ALSA is not enough).

Michael Grant (almaze-mike) said : #2

Thanks very much for a really comprehensive answer. Since writing I've
distro-hopped, yet again; to Xubuntu, as Mint seemed to be having
trouble with my perfectly good D-Link wireless card; however, as you say
that A-R should work well with any Linux distro using PulseAudio, I
presume that it should find Xubuntu more than acceptable - I'm going to
give it a whirl anyway and thanks for your help.
Mike

Michael Grant (almaze-mike) said : #3

I simply retrieved the 'precise' deb package, installed it with the debi
tool and tested it immediately on a BBC radio programme streamed from
their site - it worked perfectly! Many thanks, Mike

On Sat, 2013-11-23 at 13:16 +0000, moma wrote:
> Your question #239523 on Audio Recorder changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/+question/239523
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> moma proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
> This audio-recorder will work fine on Linux Mint Maya Xfce, or any other Linux-distro that uses PulseAudio. You may need to compile it from source code.
> A.r has some dependencies that "Maya Xfce" might not have installed by default.
>
> I am thinking about the "libappindicator3-dev" package.
> It provides application indicators/system tray icons for the Ubuntu's Unity Desktop. GNOME-Shell and XFce might still rely on the older tray-icon system.
>
> But compilation from source will automatically resolve this issue. It
> will avoid the "libappindicator3-dev" if it's not present in the system.
> Ok? Just compile audio--recorder from source and run.
>
> Compilation of source is very easy to do.
> See: https://launchpad.net/audio-recorder
> Please read the INSTALL (and README) files.
>
> But first! Grab the .DEB package from
> https://launchpad.net/~osmoma/+archive/audio-recorder/+packages
> and install it, and start audio-recorder from command line. It might well work directly from the box because Linux-Mint is (was?) based on Ubuntu.
>
> Notice: Launchpad is compiling the version 1.3-3 at this very moment. So
> the latest .deb packages should be ready withing an hour or two.
>
> Audio-recorder needs PulseAudio (pure ALSA is not enough).
>

moma (osmoma) said : #4

Very good Michael,

Do not hesitate to contact if you have new questions or improvements on audio-recorder.

Most modern media-players implement also the MPRIS2-standard. MPRIS2 = Media Player Interface, Standard 2.
So they can send messages to the recorder. But most often I simply start/stop the recording by left/right clicking the buttons (as you did).
Ref: http://bildr.no/view/1305665

Osmo (Moma) Antero
Palmela / Portugal

moma (osmoma) said : #5

The user installed A.r for Ubuntu 12.04 (on his Xubuntu system) and it seems to work.