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For those not familiar with the "motion" project it monitors your camera and when enough motion is detected in the video field of view it records that to a video file. The project website is here What I'm looking for is something like that but for audio, does anyone know of any Linux apps that can accomplish this?

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SoX's rec with the silence predicate can mimic this.

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I think this is the second time you've given me a great answer to a question I posted, thanks X2. Taking a look at SoX now. – Gekitsuu Jul 1 '11 at 14:32
@Gekitsuu: then be thankful, and mark the answer as accepted :). That's how this community works. – Sunny Jul 1 '11 at 14:43
@Sunny I just wanted to verify that it did what I needed before I accepted it :P – Gekitsuu Jul 1 '11 at 16:01

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