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Howto: Record soundcard output with Audacity in KDE

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This short howto will show how to record the soundcard output on Linux with Audacity while running in KDE.

The given task was in this case: record the output of a flash streaming online radio. In principle this shouldn’t be difficult because the data are on your computer - you just have to route them through a recording tool.

However, this is the point which is a bit odd: how do you route sound? And, also difficult at least on KDE, which recording tool can you use? I never really understood krec, so that was out of question. Also, it seems to require artsd, which infers with the flash plugin which uses Alsa.

The Solution.

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