For a few days I was wanting to finish some video tutorials about something new that I have learned, I wanted to use a microphone to record my voice explaining what I was doing in the terminal, while in it I was writing commands and etc.
I had the problem when I asked myself: What application to use to record? ...
If you use Gnome you have one that is called more or less «gnome-sound-record»Or something like that, but since I refuse to use Gnome applications I gave myself the task of looking for some Qt application (that is, for KDE) that would allow me to record the audio.
I looked in the same Debian repository and found some applications that did many things, including recording the audio from the mic ... however, it was not what I wanted. I don't want to install a sound editor and open it just to record, I consider it absurd, and there I found: arecord
arecord is an application that has only one purpose: Record !.
I installed it on my Debian as it can be installed on Ubuntu or similar:
sudo apt-get install alsa-utils
Then using it is really VERY simple, just press [Alt] + [F2], write the following and press [Enter]:
arecord ~ / recording.mp3
Here I show you the small screenshot:
And this will be enough so that in our home (personal folder) a file called «recording.mp3»That good… is the audio that is being recorded by the microphone.
Ok now ... how to stop recording?
In a simple way too 😉… we press [Alt] + [F2], we write the following and press [Enter]:
This is enough to kill the application (arecord).
They can also open the System Monitor and where the processes are, look for arecord and they right click + kill ... or stop, or whatever option they like lol.
And in terminal?
This is to do it in a completely graphical way, because we can also execute arecord using the terminal, just type arecord ~ / recording.mp3 in a terminal to start recording, and then when we want to stop recording we simply press [Ctrl] + [C]. I show you a screenshot:
However, arecord yes it has a lot of options ... you can see them by typing in a terminal:
Well this is it.