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aurecord.1x - Man Page

record a sound file from a Network Audio System server


aurecord [-audio servername] [-file format] [-data format] [-rate sample rate] [-mode input mode] [-gain input gain] [-time seconds] [-comment comment] [-?] filename


The aurecord program can be used to record audio data from a Network Audio System server into a file.  The recording will continue until either the specified time has elapsed or aurecord receives a SIGINT or SIGTERM signal.


The following options may be used with the aurecord program:

-audio servername

The Network Audio System server from which the file should be recorded.

-file format

The file format to be used for the recorded audio data.  The -? option will display a list of valid file formats.  The default file format is Sun/NeXT.

-data format

The data format to be used for the recorded audio data.  The -? option will display a list of valid data formats.  Note that each file format may only support selected data formats.  The default data format is 8-bit uLAW.

-rate sample rate

The sampling rate (in hertz) for the recording.  The default rate is 8000 Hz.

-mode input mode

Some Network Audio System servers may have different input amplification modes for microphone input versus line level input.  This option allows the amplification mode to be specified.  The two modes available are "mic" for microphone input and "line" for line level input.  The default mode is "mic".

-gain input gain

The input gain level in percent.  The default is 75%.

-time seconds

The time, in seconds, for the recording.  If this option is not used, aurecord will record until a SIGINT or SIGTERM signal is received.

-comment comment

A comment to be stored in the data file.


Displays a usage message and a list of supported file and data formats.

See Also



Greg Renda, Network Computing Devices, Inc.

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