"This articles shows how to record music with Linux. In
contradiction to the LinuxFocus tip of January 2001, not the
'expensive' WAV-format is used. Instead, the much smaller
mp3-format is directly recorded. 24 hour recordings in CD-quality
become reality when using this format."
"Recording a wave-file quickly takes up quite a lot of disk
space (100 MB for 10 minutes of stereo music in CD-quality). This
restricts the storage capacity for music recorded in this format.
An mp3-encoder is capable of converting the wave-file of 100 MB to
10 MB in the standard mp3-quality (128 kbps, stereo). This property
enables the digital recording of music for 24 hours, without any
interruption! 24 hours is 60*24 = 1440 minutes, using only 1,4 GB
(1440 MB) hard disk space!!! I have used this feature to record the
eighties top 300, transmitted by Loostad radio (some English pages
are also available). The recording was interrupted just once, the
mp3-recording program stops automatically after 24 hours and this
was not documentated..., the recording was very good! I will show
you what software I used and explain alternative ways to make
real-time mp3-recordings. I have as well made the software used for
this article available on seperate page (links are further down in
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