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#1 turtletary

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

We all have old cassette tapes of "good-old-music" that we can't listen to in our newer cars!

Is there a tutorial on how to record from portable cassette player onto PC? There has to be a program somewhere?

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 04:55 PM

This is what I used as a reference when I did the same thing several months ago. That is if you're using Windows, of course.
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

Audacity + tape deck + amplifier
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#4 turtletary

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:32 PM

Thanks guys.. I'll check with the electronics store for the 'connector' cable.

To show my ignorance.. I have one of the last XP and the tape player I'll be using has only the "push-down" connectors where a bare ( speaker ) wire is inserted [ red and black each side/left&right ]. Besides the head-phone jack on the front of the player.. those are the only 'speaker' jacks.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:56 PM

With an appropriate adapter lead you can use the headphone output, more convenient than trying to make a connection to the speaker terminals. You'll get a better sound quality if you can find a tape deck that has a line out (usually RCA sockets), but with tape you might not really notice the difference.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:38 PM

A word of warning: The quality of the files you get out of those tapes will only be as good as the tapes themselves.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:55 PM

All that i do is take a tape deck that has a headphone port on it and then plug that into the mic port on my computer then hit record in Audacity and then play on the tape the quality was not the best form me but i could use a better tape player and a better tape the last one that i used was not to good because it had gotten wet (Dont ask why, i dont know why) and so i dryed it out. But it would have a tape that has not be soaked then it should sound good

Why the edit: type to fast

Edited by matt3, 27 February 2010 - 07:55 PM.





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