Does anyone know how to rip an audio stream? I'd like to record the music that is being played through the sound card. Currently, if I patch the headphone jack to the microphone jack, I can record music and produce music files with audacity or arecord. However, that converts the music to analog and then redigitizes it, which is dumb. Also, I tried and use alsamixer which seems to have a 'Capture' feature, but can't figure out how to get it to work.
Is there a way to rip audio streams directly from the sound card to a file?