audio utilities to do the following

Jacob Schmude jacobs at
Thu Nov 29 19:26:34 EST 2001

On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 09:52:06PM -0000, Saqib Shaikh wrote:
> Hi,
> I would appreciate any advice on audio tools for Linux that would do the
> following:
> 1.  Record from line in to a wave file.  The wave file should be able to be
> very large, even 1gb.
Ecasound ( is a sound-processing tool. However, it's the best thing to do line-in recordings. I've never hit the 1GB mark with recordings, but I've hit the 950MB mark and it showed no sign of slowing down.

> 2.  Trim the blank space at the beginning/end of the file, again with a very
> large file.
I don't know of any tool to do this. I'm looking for one also.

> 3.  Convert the file to MP3.
Your best bet here would be LAME ( Its the best MP3 encoder out there, IMHO, though personally I like OGG Vorbis format better and tend to use it over MP3.
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