Record call.

matthias matthiasfelsche at
Fri Jul 10 21:28:57 CEST 2009

Try the state-file attached to this mail.

You have to set these two switches to these values
(even within the stat-file above, without these changes you will only
record your own voice and not hear the other one):

Capture Right Mux --> "PGA"
Capture Left Mux --> "Line or RXP-RXN"


Ed Kapitein schrieb:
> Thanks Matthias,
> Seems like a fine solution to me, what switches are set to what value?
> I would like to record both the incomming voice and my own voice.
> Implementing this in a script seems not to difficult too.
> Kind regards,
> Ed
> On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 15:15 +0200, Matthias Felsche wrote:
>> Actually Dictator does not manipulate any state-file.
>> It provides its own. One for playing files that has been recorded, one for recording.
>> It loads the recording-state and changes two switches, depending on what you'd like to record.
>> It backups the previous state and reloads it when it is done.
>> You have to change the state of alsa if you want to record a phonecall. I think there is no alternative!
>> It's easier to do with a ready state-file than by manipulating every single switch!
>> At all, if you want something working automatically, you just have to listen for incoming calls (via dbus?) and when one is coming, you have to start (e.g.) a script 
>> which loads a state with which you can record a call simultaneously and start arecord and end when you hang up.
>> Matthias
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: "The Digital Pioneer" <digitalpioneer at>
>> Gesendet: 10.07.09 15:03:31
>> An: List for Openmoko community discussion <community at>
>> Betreff: Re: Record call.
>> I would think it would be easy, but given how many people have tried 
>> to do it and ended up with rather unsatisfactory solutions (sorry 
>> Dictator folks, but manipulating the statefiles just doesn't feel 
>> like a clean solution...), I think it is not as easy as it sounds. 
>> But then, what in the Freerunner is?... Apparently, no-one has 
>> figured out how to reliably do bluetooth calls yet either. :(
>> Also beware, if you're in the US, it's illegal to record calls 
>> without warning the other party.
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