Poor sound quality

James Ryan
  • James Ryan
    James Ryan

    recordMyDesktop works o.k. -- captures both video and audio and synchronizes the two. 

    However, the audio is poor quality -- loud hissing and about half the volume of the original. 

    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device a002
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
        Memory at fa100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

    Is the problem that I have a cheap sound card?  Or is there something that can be done to improve the quality of the audio recording?