How to capture audio with FreeBSD?

Onno K. onno.k at
Wed Dec 13 14:05:06 UTC 2017

> Since when is it not possible to record with 
> "cat /dev/dsp > file.wav" like in old hardcore Unixes?

I have tried this, but the resulting file.wav is only 0 bytes after several seconds. So this does not appear to work either. Control-T reveals the process is stuck in 'pcmrdv' state. 

I am also curious how it works with multiple input devices; does BSD know what device to point to when accessing /dev/dsp?

Thanks for everyone trying to help!

- Onno

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