[Debian]Voice recorder - ecasound --> Help

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Sat Feb 21 16:27:48 CET 2009

matthias <matthiasfelsche at web.de> writes:
> arecord -D hw -f S16_LE -t wav -c 1 -r 8000 ~/rec-$(date
> +%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M).wav

How about using speex compression? I recorded a few words with

arecord -f S16_LE -r 44100 a.wav

and ended up with a 1089580-byte file.

speexenc a.wav a.speex

reduced the size to only 78214 bytes and "speexdec a.speex" played it
back with better quality than the 8000 Hz recording.

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