is a Linux/Unix application which allows you to digitally record
the output of another program such as RealPlayer. The recorded output
can be saved to a WAV file or can be piped into another program
such as an MP3 encoder.
10 July 2004
14th, 2006 - All web pages now moved to http://www.vsound.org/
10th, 2004 - Realplayer 10/Helix Player - I've had a few reports
that the -t/--timing option no longer works with Realplayer
10 but doesn't seem necessary. Just drop the -t and it should
work. Another user has informed me that using the -d/--dspout
also solved this problem.
10th, 2004 - Version 0.6 released. Added --autostop option
will kill the player after a set number of seconds of inactivity
(defined as the time that the /dev/dsp device is closed).
Fixed the non-functional --resample option.
28th, 2003 - Added the autostop patch from Richard Taylor
to download section.
18th, 2002 - Web page and source code now mirrored
27th, 2002 - Erik de Castro Lopo stops
maintaining and hosting vsound
11th, 2001 - Version 0.5 released. Added --timing option for
streaming RealMedia files. This option prevents the realplayer
from trying to download the streaming data faster than realtime.
12th, 2000 - Version 0.4 released. Many changes to allow piping
vsound output to another program.
3rd, 2000 - Version 0.3 released. New features include the
option of re-sampling the output file to a different sample
rate and optional simultaneous audio and file output.
8th, 2000 - Real Networks releases version 7 beta 2 of their
RealPlayer. The new version still works with vsound but it
seems as if they have removed the ioctl() calls which broke
the original version.
14th, 2000 - Released patch level 2 which works with version
7 of the RealPlayer.
4th, 2000 - Released patch level 1 which works with version
6 of the RealPlayer.