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Use Sound Recorder To Record And Play Sounds In Ubuntu

Like all modern operating systems, Ubuntu also offers tools to record and play sounds. Ubuntu’s Sound Recorder Application lets you record and play sound in .flac, .wavm, .spx and .oga formats. It comes by default with Ubuntu and using it is a piece-of-cake.

You can launch it from Applications >Sounds & Videos > Sound Recorder.


This is how the main window looks like.


To start a new recording session,  either click New or go to File > New . In the Record as drop down box, choose anyone among CD Quality Losless , CD Quality Lossy, Voice Lossless, and Voice Losy. Following screenshot shows the available Record As options.


Now click Record to start recording. Once you have finished recording, click Stop to stop it. Now, you can save this recorded file from File > Save As.

To listen to any sound file, either click Open or go to File > Open, then browse the directory structure, choose your sound file and click Open.


Thats all. Enjoy!


  1. It would be nice if it worked as advertised, namely, it works in Ubuntu. It DOES NOT work in Ubuntu. Quit advertising it that way. There is only one stinking program for recording sound from my microphone to my hard drive, it sucks, too. It has no stop, or any kind of control. All you can do to end the sound is press the X in the corner, then it saves it to what, and where. I am dumping Ubuntu, and going back to Windows, which works. This stuff stinks!!!!!!

    • You know that 99% of all “This shit just doesn’t work” complaints are actually user error, right?

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