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Recording Cassette Tapes

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#1 samana


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Posted 08 April 2006 - 08:35 AM

This is my first time here. I have windows xp-home...and I have my tape deck plugged into line-in. And now I want to record...?analogue to digital for burning cd's. I went to zdnet and they listed several programs, some affordable, 20 -30 bucks, and some were professional expensive $300.00 !! I do not have enough know-how to select the best and naturally the cheapest program. I am also concerned because this XP does not seem as compatible as other systems when it comes to drivers. I purchased a driver disc from HP for an old camera I am trying to get pictures out of...Windows is still telling me it can't find the camera. So these are my audio and visual problems. I would be very grateful for assistance, THANK YOU.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:41 AM

Hi samana
Can your hear the audio through your speakers with the tape deck plugged in to the "line-in" jack on your sound card? As for software, you really don't need to buy a sound recording program, there's plenty of freebies that'll do it.
Audacity is one.
To help with your camera issue, it would help considerably if you posted the make and model # of your camera. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 10:48 AM

Have to agree with HitSquad, on Audacity.
Good program, and cheap (Free).
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 01:50 PM

I purchased a driver disc from HP for an old camera I am trying to get pictures out of...Windows is still telling me it can't find the camera. So these are my audio and visual problems.

Quick fix is to go into google and type in model of the camera then type in drivers. So, let's say that the model camera is HP-123, go to google and type in "HP-123 drivers" (without the " "). Read through the results and you should find a suitable driver within the first few hits. You could also check the HP website for help. Sometimes they'll use one driver for a few different cameras. Just make sure that the driver you download is compatible with your version of windows.

If you don't have any luck, then post back with the model/type camera you have like Hitsquad suggested.

Thanks and hope this helps!
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 04:25 PM

If you have a creative sound card or drivers... it comes with creative smart recorder wich is pretty good for basic recording and saving as wma or mp3s

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