[Blind Casting] Re: Recording/podcasting under Linux

  • From: Jason Castonguay <jcast@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 12:19:05 -0400

Hi Steve!

I'm glad someone besides me is interested in doing this.  :-)  It sounds 
like we're both in the same boat.  I've used arecord and sox before.  
Sox seems to be able to do a lot, but also, like you said, may not 
provide as many options or be as thorough as other sound editing tools.  
From reading the tutorial, it appears that ecasound can do a whole lot.  
I found several example commands and tried them successfully with cool 
results, but the particular documentation I was reading didn't make 
things clear to me.  I saw a bunch of example commands, but didn't 
understand them very well.

What do you use to retrieve podcasts?  I was using podcatcher at one 
point, but am now using bashpodder.  It works great!

I have to subscribe to the freelists list as well -- thanks for pointing 
that out to me.

Best regards,


On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 04:51:03 -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> This is a very interesting thread to me so that's why I'm also including
> this for the new list.  Be sure to follow us over there so this really
> good thread can stay alive!
> I use linux for some of my podcasts but I've also cheated and dual
> booted into windows and used GoldWave for post processing.  What I've
> done so far is record with the arecord basic ALSA recording command and
> then use lame to encode the wav to mp3 and the id3v2 utility to properly
> tag my mp3's.  The only weak spot I've run into so far is sound editting
> but that's probably only due to my laziness as I haven't learned
> ecasound yet.  I hear that ecasound makes a pretty good sound edittor
> though.  The only other problem I have run into is when I normalize my
> wav files under linux, I use the sox command with appropriate command
> line arguments to normalize but I found that when doing it under
> Goldwave I had better options and could result in much louder files.  So
> I would like to persue this further.
> Bottom line: I'm sure with the right tools, one could completely produce
> and publish podcasts from Linux.  I already use Linux exclusively to
> retrieve and listen to my podcasts.  Let's keep this discussion going;
> this is stimulating at best:).
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 01:21:14AM -0400, Jason Castonguay wrote:
> > Hey everyone out there!
> > 
> > I hope that I am not asking one of those questions that has been asked 
> > over and over again.  If I am, please accept my sincerest apologies.
> > 
> > Has anyone come across any good tutorials on how to record and edit 
> > audio under Linux?  I would need to be doing this from the text console 
> > (unless, of course, there is a way I have not yet heard of to record 
> > from a GUI interface).  I have ecasound installed, but I have not found 
> > an appropriate tutorial on how to use this program either.
> > 
> > Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much.
> > 
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > 
> > 
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> > 
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> > 
> > 
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