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arecord not working in ubuntu 9.10, but Sound Recorder of ubuntu is working.

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Use parec, as arecord is not designed to be used with PulseAudio.

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arecord does not work with PulseAudio. Use:

killall pulseaudio
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THE PULSE_SOURCE

PULSE_SOURCE=alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo arecord -q -f cd -t wav | ffmpeg -loglevel panic -y -i - -ar 16000 -acodec flac file.flac

You may find which input you have with the command

pactl list |grep input
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