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LinuxFocus.org: Real-time mp3 recording

Mar 17, 2001, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip De Groot)


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"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 the article)."

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