Howto: Record soundcard output with Audacity in KDE

Filed under
HowTos

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.