How to install Audio Recorder (UNOFFICIAL)
on Ubuntu

Audio Recorder (UNOFFICIAL)

Audio Recorder (UNOFFICIAL)

林博仁(Buo-ren, Lin) (brlin)

A free audio-recorder for Linux (EXTREMELY BUGGY)

This amazing program allows you to record your favourite music or audio to a file. It can record audio from your system's soundcard, microphones, browsers, webcams & more. Put simply; if it plays out of your loudspeakers you can record it.

It has an advanced timer that can:

  • Start, stop or pause recording at a given clock time.
  • Start, stop or pause after a time period.
  • Stop when the recorded file size exceeds a limit.
  • Start recording on voice or sound (user can set the audio threshold and delay).
  • Stop or pause recording on "silence" (user can set the audio threshold and delay).

The recording can be atomatically controlled by:

  • RhytmBox audio player.
  • Banshee audio player.
  • Amarok, VLC, Audacious and other MPRIS2 compatible players.
  • Skype. It can automatically record all your Skype calls without any user interaction.

This program supports several audio (output) formats such as OGG audio, Flac, MP3 and WAV.

User can also control the recorder from command line with --command <arg> option. See audio-recorder --help for more information.


Connect to the removable-media slot to allow saving recording to removable storages:

sudo snap connect audio-recorder:removable-media

NOTE: This is NOT an upstream release and is currently maintained by 林博仁(Buo-ren, Lin), refer to the following issue tracker if you encounter any problem when using this snap:

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Last updated
29 March 2019

Enable snaps on Ubuntu and install Audio Recorder (UNOFFICIAL)

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

If you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) or later, including Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) and Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), you don’t need to do anything. Snap is already installed and ready to go.

For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

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To install Audio Recorder (UNOFFICIAL), simply use the following command:

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