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MustafaMunir
Contributor II

Hi,

I want to record android system audio output on file. On Linux, I have configure a .asoundrc file in my home directory to achieve this. That allows me to record system audio as a wave file on disk.

Is the same mechanism possible with android for i.MX53 ? Does alsa in android reads configuration from /system/etc/asound.conf ? or its configuration is simply hard coded in alsa source.

Thanks

Mustafa

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RafaelThomasGoz
Contributor III

Here it is:

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RafaelThomasGoz
Contributor III

Well i have tested with an asound.conf and it seems to change the alsa configurations. However for some reason it doesn't get effective until android plays any audio once.

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MustafaMunir
Contributor II

If that’s the case, I might be making some mistake in asound.conf. It would be great if you can share your asound.conf and I can test that on my Platform.

Thanks

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RafaelThomasGoz
Contributor III

Here it is:

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li-chen
Community Manager

Hi, we also would like to capture the Android system audio on i.MX6. Is there an asound.conf available for i.MX6 platform so that we can use it to capture the Android system audio? Many thanks.

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RafaelThomasGoz
Contributor III

I have not used mx6 yet, but will. However the alsa-ctl would give you the config options (then you need to transalte them to the asound.conf)

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li-chen
Community Manager

Hi Rafael,

By alsa-ctl, do you mean tinymix? We have limited experience in setting up the asound.conf. Could you recommend a few links where we should read in order to configure asound.conf properly for capturing the sound on i.MX6? We found this link, http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.embedded.yocto.meta-freescale/5124, but we don't know exactly what parameters should be changed in order to capture system audio on i.MX6. Any pointer is greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

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