Package Details: audio-recorder 3.3.4-1

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Package Base: audio-recorder
Description: Audio Recorder Application
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Keywords: multimedia
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: sistematico
Maintainer: Spike29
Last Packager: Spike29
Votes: 59
Popularity: 0.99
First Submitted: 2012-08-14 12:55 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-11-09 00:52 (UTC)

Latest Comments

Spike29 commented on 2021-11-09 01:01 (UTC)

Thanks kylon for the patch! I also added pipewire as a new optdepend.

kylon commented on 2021-11-06 17:28 (UTC) (edited on 2021-11-06 17:28 (UTC) by kylon)

if you are using pipewire, you must update to latest version or it will not work

here is a patch for those who need it asap

--- audio-recorder/PKGBUILD 2021-02-01 20:22:35.000000000 +0100
+++ audio-recordern/PKGBUILD    2021-11-06 18:21:05.140250803 +0100
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
 # Contributor: Lucas Saliés Brum <>

 pkgdesc="Audio Recorder Application"
 arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
@@ -15,8 +15,8 @@
             'gst-plugins-bad: for AAC encoding'
             'gst-plugins-ugly: for MP3 encoding'
             'gst-libav: plugin for the libav library')

 build() {
   cd "${srcdir}/trunk"

music commented on 2021-09-09 13:18 (UTC)

Please advise I have been using audio-recorder for about8 years and is my goto for recording streams/spotify etc for my music students. It ran flawlessly on linux mint - even latest version 20.2, and both versions - normal and snap. I have moved to Garuda Kde linux and have a problem. The normal version works perfectly except = the recorded stream has no sound. The sound level indicator does not move. No missing dependancies are listed in the install and no conflicting packages.

comptuzus commented on 2020-12-10 08:22 (UTC) (edited on 2020-12-10 08:25 (UTC) by comptuzus)

@Sepiida with pulseaudio 14.0-1 I have output and input devices in audio-recorder.

Sepiida commented on 2020-11-28 09:40 (UTC)

Since the change to Pulse 13.99.3-1, it seems like output devices are no longer detected for user-defined audio sources (f.e. to record a microphone and the output of software on the system congruently). Anyone else having this issue?

pmatos commented on 2019-11-22 13:10 (UTC)

Missing dependencies?

(gst-plugin-scanner:1082067): GStreamer-WARNING **: 14:09:37.098: Failed to load plugin '/usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0/': cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

quellen commented on 2019-10-18 11:48 (UTC) (edited on 2019-10-18 11:48 (UTC) by quellen)

it doesn't work: "Segmentation fault (core dumped)"

patrickelectric commented on 2018-06-18 23:35 (UTC)

Application does not shows, I did also audio-recorder -w 1 and -i 1

ZeroDot1 commented on 2018-04-05 07:56 (UTC)

error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment. [E][local-socket.c:62 pw_protocol_native_connect_local_socket()] connect failed: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment

(audio-recorder:1315): GLib-CRITICAL **: 09:55:06.167: g_variant_get_int64: assertion 'g_variant_is_of_type (value, G_VARIANT_TYPE_INT64)' failed

Spike29 commented on 2017-11-02 13:12 (UTC) (edited on 2017-11-02 14:58 (UTC) by Spike29)

My bad. According to the README, it looks like pulseaudio is needed (actually, gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio is, but this package doesn't exist on ArchLinux, as gst-plugins-good includes the pulseaudio plugin). But since you can use audio-recorder without pulseaudio, I moved it back to the optional dependencies.

commented on 2017-11-02 13:00 (UTC)

Hi, audio-recorder does not need pulseaudio. Please, remove pulseaudio from dependencies.

AndreyNovikov commented on 2017-07-07 14:23 (UTC)

it's work after install package: sudo pacman -Sy gstreamer sudo pacman -Sy gst-plugins-ugly gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-good gst-plugins-bad But I still have a bug: (audio-recorder:10503): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates: assertion 'window->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed This happens when I turn on the tray icon via the slider in the settings. And I still do not know what package is needed to fix this.

AndreyNovikov commented on 2017-07-05 08:57 (UTC)

don't work with skype for linux $ audio-recorder (audio-recorder:31171): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates: assertion 'window->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed Error:Cannot create element "pulsesrc" ((null)). Error:Cannot create element "level" (level). (audio-recorder:31171): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_bin_add_many: assertion 'GST_IS_ELEMENT (element_1)' failed (audio-recorder:31171): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_link_many: assertion 'GST_IS_ELEMENT (element_1)' failed Error:Невозможно создать звуковой конвейер. Cannot link.. Error:Cannot create element "pulsesrc" ((null)). Error:Cannot create element "level" (level). (audio-recorder:31171): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_bin_add_many: assertion 'GST_IS_ELEMENT (element_1)' failed (audio-recorder:31171): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_link_many: assertion 'GST_IS_ELEMENT (element_1)' failed Error:Невозможно создать звуковой конвейер. Cannot link..

trzalica commented on 2017-04-15 18:41 (UTC)

Can someone help me - when I try to record something through the microphone it cuts the audio recording (few seconds of silent). I tried many options and every time the same thing... I would appreciate some help! Thanks in advance!

Spike29 commented on 2016-08-28 13:57 (UTC) (edited on 2016-08-28 15:49 (UTC) by Spike29)

@ltorvalds024: I think I had some recording issues as well. I fixed it by selecting "Audio output" as the source, instead of "System Default Device". I just made a test, MP3 recording works with this setup.

ltorvalds024 commented on 2016-08-27 10:29 (UTC)

@Spike29 yes, I have that installed already

Spike29 commented on 2016-08-07 07:57 (UTC)

@ltorvalds024: did you install gst-plugins-ugly? (optional dependency for MP3 recording)

ltorvalds024 commented on 2016-08-07 07:53 (UTC)

the newer version is not recording at all, tried all the options. Getting empty mp3 files. I am running latest arch linux with gnome 3.20

anthillsocial commented on 2016-01-07 11:41 (UTC)

I'm getting this error: ==> Finished making: audio-recorder 1.7.5-1 (Thu 7 Jan 11:37:50 GMT 2016) loading packages... error: 'libappindicator-gtk3-*.pkg.tar.xz': could not find or read package error: 'libappindicator-sharp-*.pkg.tar.xz': could not find or read package

Spike29 commented on 2015-05-11 19:46 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your patch and your updated PKGBUILD, goetzc ! I also updated to version 1.6.3 - it's the latest version distributed in the Ubuntu PPA repository.

goetzc commented on 2015-05-11 18:47 (UTC)

This fails to build with GTK 3.16. Please, apply this patch: updated PKGBUILD:

Spike29 commented on 2015-03-01 21:12 (UTC)

Updated. Unfortunately, "libappindicator-gtk3" is now required (it's no longer an optional dependency) since classic tray icon support was removed from audio-recorder 1.6.0. audio-recorder won't build without this dependency.

benuski commented on 2015-03-01 17:16 (UTC)

Version 1.6.2 is the current version.

Spike29 commented on 2013-08-16 09:24 (UTC)

I found out that the latest version is 1.2 and is available on audio-recorder's PPA for Ubuntu Saucy : Also, namcap considers pulseaudio, gst-plugins-base and gst-plugins-good as "unneeded" dependencies (libpulse and gstreamer should be enough in theory). But in practice, audio-recorder won't start if pulseaudio isn't running, and gst-plugins-good provides the "" library, which is required for recording ability. Moreover, gst-plugins-base must be installed alongside gst-plugins-good for true WAV encoding.

Spike29 commented on 2013-08-15 10:47 (UTC)

Hi, I just owned this package and updated it to version 1.1. I also removed unneeded dependencies, added "intltool" as a makedepend, and added "audio-recorder.install" file with glib-compile-schemas and gtk-update-icon-cache commands.

commented on 2013-06-24 09:11 (UTC)

Following command does the trick: $ sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas Moreover, I had to install 'intltool' to compile the source.

whynothugo commented on 2012-12-23 06:09 (UTC)

$ audio-recorder Error: Cannot find settings for /apps/audio-recorder/ in GNOME's registry. Please run "make install" as sudo or root user. Cannot continue. Terminating this program. Any hints?

ShyPixie commented on 2012-10-16 16:59 (UTC)

Please, add .install file and call glib-compile-schemas and gtk-update-icon-cache. It is necessary to commit and to update the icon cache. Add dependencies: hicolor-icon-theme (needed for hicolor theme hierarchy) dconf (needed for glib schemas) Remove: gtk3 (libgnome-media-profiles already depends on the gtk3) gstreamer0.10-base (gstreamer0.10-*-plugins already depends on the gstreamer0.10-base) libpulse (gstreamer0.10-plugins already depends on the libpulse)

sistematico commented on 2012-10-03 18:45 (UTC)

Added, thanks!