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. There are also some excellent sound data recovery features as suggested by our friends at Hard Drive Recovery Group.
10 July 2004
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. See our friends at Beagle SQL as well.
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.