vsound - Utility for capturing audio streams from programs with OSS output

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Quarterly amd64
Package filename vsound-0.6_6.txz
Package name vsound
Package version 0.6
Package release 6
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Category audio
Homepage http://www.vsound.org/
License GPLv2+
Maintainer ports@FreeBSD.org
Download size 13.57 KB
Installed size 40.49 KB
This program allows you to record the output of any standard OSS
program (one that uses /dev/dsp for sound) without having to modify or
recompile the program.  It uses the same idea as the esddsp wrapper
from the Enlightened Sound Daemon (in fact, vsound is based on
esddsp).  That is, it preloads a library that intercepts calls to open
/dev/dsp, and instead returns a handle to a normal file.  It also
intercepts ioctl's on that file handle and logs them, to help convert
the audio data from its raw form.  Vsound then uses sox to convert the
raw data to the desired file format.
The upshoot of this is that instead of playing sound to the sound card
in your computer, the data is recorded to a file.  This is similar to
if you connected a loopback cable to the line in and line out jacks on
your sound card, but no DA or AD conversions take place, so quality is
not lost.
WWW: http://www.vsound.org/
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more likely to have unresolved issues, not be up-to-date, or even be removed in
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Package Version Architecture Repository
vsound-0.6_6.txz 0.6 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
vsound-0.6_6.txz 0.6 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Latest
vsound-0.6_6.txz 0.6 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
vsound - - -


Name Value
sox = 14.4.2_3


Name Value
libvsound.so -


Type URL
Mirror pkg.freebsd.org
Binary Package vsound-0.6_6.txz
Source Package audio/vsound

Install Howto

Install vsound txz package:

# pkg install vsound

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