Is it possible to record a conversation in Ekiga

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Just wondering if it is possible to record a conversation in Ekiga. Audio or video. Thanks.

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Yannick Defais (sevmek) said :


I'm sorry, you can't do that using Ekiga.

Maybe using a third party software, but I've no hint...


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David Martin (davidmartin-deactivatedaccount) said :

You could try Audacity, the open source cross-platform sound editor, to record any sound that is played through the computer.

I've never tried to record a call with it, but I've successfully used it to record audio from radio streams and microphones.

It's in the Ubuntu repositories so you can install it from the Add/Remove Applications panel.

The Audacity Wiki might provide some help -

Hope this helps you, let me know how you get on.



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urelnigar (darloonia-deactivatedaccount) said :

I've managed to record a call (to <email address hidden>) using audacity. Though I ran immediately into deep trouble. This was because of the sound system in linux, and my inability to understand it.

One thing that helped me very much, was that I had a portable device (pda) where I stored various information about alsa, oss sound servers like jackd and esd, which I later read on my bed, a bit.
Extra important things that helped me
ekiga wiki:

and from the audacity wiki (to not be set to be incompatible to our dear Ekiga!):

Also, each time I started audacity, it also started the jackd server (sound server), so I uninstalled that thing.

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williamts99 (williamts99) said :

I ended up switching to Gizmo5 for it's recording ability. Works pretty good, though I don't like the announcement when you press record.

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williamts99 (williamts99) said :

Though after a quick look the announcements are located in .wav form in the following directory, so I'm going to fix that problem :-)


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André Pirard (a.pirard) said :

If I remember well my ancient experiments...
If you start Jack (jackd), you will be able to build connections between ALSA outputs and inputs.
That's including connecting one output to several inputs or several outputs to one input.
If you configure Ekiga with ALSA input/input, they enter that game.
There is (in the Ubuntu distribution) a program named qarecord that will record an ALSA input to a file.
Hence, if you connect Ekiga's output to QArecord's input, you should record the other party.
To record yourself, you should be able to connect your voice's output to QArecord's input again.
And if you connect a program's output to Ekiga's input, that's the beginning of an answering machine.
You can have your friends talk to themselves etc...
Hoping it still works in late versions...

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