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PulseCaster

Filed under: Linux Software — TheLinuxBlog.com at 6:30 am on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

pulsecasterI stumbled upon PulseCaster while searching through Fedoras repositories, I was intrigued and had to give it a try. By the website this is the description:
“PulseCaster is a simple PulseAudio-based tool for making podcast interviews. It is designed for ease of use and simplicity. The user makes a call with a preferred PulseAudio-compatible Voice-over-IP (VoIP) softphone application such as Ekiga or Twinkle, and then starts PulseCaster to record the conversation to a multimedia file. The resulting file can be published as a podcast or distributed in other ways.”
It works really well for phone interviews or just recording that call you want to remember. I wouldn’t advise recording conversations without the other parties permission. I don’t know what the law is on that, but if you’re using it for its intended purpose (podcasting) then it serves its purpose. I actually used it to record the Asterisk Area Code Lookup Script.





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1 Comment »

Comment by Paul W. Frields

February 23, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

Thanks for the mention! PulseCaster can be found at http://pulsecaster.org or its Fedora Hosted site, by the way.

One thing I really need to do is develop some documentation for PulseCaster, and also show where it’s going next. I do have some UI ideas but I’m hung up on some missing Python bindings for PulseAudio that I haven’t had time to write myself. I’d be happy to have contributions or ideas from people, or even bug reports if they find a problem. Thanks again for the shout and I’m glad PulseCaster helped you.

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