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#1 T Edwin

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:49 AM

This old-timer has favorite music on cassette-tapes that I would like to play on these newfangled CD players in these new cars. What's the easiest way to edit my favorites and put them on a CD? I can put them on a CD once they're in my PC.

I did a Search with no luck.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 04:23 PM

I don't know what equipment you have, but assuming the bare minimum you can get a patch cable to connect the headphone output of a "Walkman" type player to the audio input (not the microphone input) of your audio card or onboard audio. You can then do just about everything else with Audacity -- record, adjust levels, filter out hiss, split and save tracks, etc. There will be a little bit of a learning curve, but it really is pretty easy and Audacity is free.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:40 AM

How to transfer cassette tape to a CD using Audacity : http://www.nsftools.com/misc/TapeToCD.htm
How to burn WAV files to Audio CD : http://www.ehow.com/how_7149618_burn-wav-files-audio-cd.html

#4 T Edwin

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:54 PM

Thanks guys.. what about this kit?

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Anyone ever heard of this? Hope it's O.K. if I ask...

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:16 PM

The Inport package has a couple advantages -- mostly related to the hardware. It does make things a bit simpler by providing well labeled connections and bringing them out where you can reach them. Also, if your computer has cheap onboard audio support the Inport hardware will provide better quality audio -- although almost any audio card would be as good (or better). Basically, it gets pretty good reviews at Amazon and elsewhere.

I've actually used the LP Ripper and LP Recorder programs (that used to ship with Inport) several years ago when I was getting started. Again, they're easy to use, but the free Audacity program is much more powerful and comprehensive. The good news here is that I'm pretty sure you can use Audacity with the Inport hardware -- See the Audacity forum:

http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=27851


So now it's a matter of deciding if the convenience is worth the cost. That's up to you. Good luck, and have fun!

Edited by Capn Easy, 30 October 2010 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:31 PM

Thanks Easy!

This INport worked out fantastic! I simply put each selection/song in their own 'sub-album' within the artists album.. that way I can "edit" a CD at will without having to 'select tracks' from a master cassette, etc. And I've found that by "cleaning" the Hum.. that's all I've had to do to make a decent CD from a cassette!

I realize that it may not create the "audio" that you youngbloods can hear/demand.. but for me it's great to have my favorites from the 80's & 90's on a CD!

Thanks again.....

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:53 PM

Youngblood?! :hysterical: Unless you've hit the triple digits I don't think I qualify!


Glad to hear the Inport is working out for you.




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