[lug] sound recording roadblocks and solutions

Scott A. Herod herod at interact-tv.com
Thu Sep 7 09:44:11 MDT 2000


  I, or perhaps one of my co-workers, would be happy to discuss video
and audio with Linux.  Do you have any idea of when a good time would
For me it would be best to wait until later in the year.  I see that
Dec. 14 meeting is open. For more information you can contact me at
herod at interact-tv.com or scott.herod at colorado.edu.  Also, see our

Scott Herod

Anders Knudsen wrote:
> Wayde Allen wrote:
> > This is a topic I've wanted to have someone give a presentation on for
> > some time now.  Neal, I don't suppose that you would be willing to give us
> > an overview presentation once you get this working?  Is there anyone else
> > out there who could do this?
> >
> > I think there are several levels I'd be interested in.  At the most basic
> > level, is the issue of getting sound working under Linux.  I'd kind of
> > like to start here.  Beyond that, I would like to hear about anyone using
> > Linux as a digital studio system for both audio and/or video.  Anyone want
> > to work on such a presentation or know someone that I should contact?
> >
> > - Wayde
> >   (wallen at its.bldrdoc.gov)
> Wayde. I would second your suggestion. I don't know much about getting
> sound/video working on Linux (but am trying to learn.)
> A companion topic for this would be DVD on Linux. The lastest "home theatre"
> craze is to build an HTPC (Home Theatre PC) which acts as a DVD player and
> MP3 jukebox. Currently on all the forums I've been reading, Windows is the
> favored OS for creating an HTPC. The quality output from these HTPCs rivals
> that of line doublers costing in the 10's of thousands of dollars.
> So I ask, why not Linux? I know it's typically a "software" issue, and in the
> case of HTPC it seams that the population building these find Windows easier
> to deal with. This may remain the case, even if Linux software was available
> that was as good as, or better than the Windows counterpart, since most
> people don't want to tackle the general OS install/configuration. I've
> rambled on long enough... :)
> Meeting topic: Audio and Video on Linux, or Linux HTPC.
> Now, who knows, or knows someone who knows, enough about this stuff to run a
> nice presentation about it?
> This may be just as popular as the Gaming on Linux meeting was. ;-)
> -Anders.
> FYI, http://www.avsforum.com/
> and check out the Home Theater Computers forum (if you're interrested.)
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