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using an old stereo with audicity.audicity has no line in options

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#1 DDV


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:42 AM

Hello My name is Debbie I am really glad ro be here  I am from a litttle town called Victoria, which is on the Northeast half of the Avalon in the Province of Newfoundland,Labrador, which is  easterly Province of Canada. Situated in the country's Atlantic region,


I was hoping if someone could help me. I have an older stereo with no working speakers. but i do have line in and line out

I just wondred if there was any way  could i hook up an old cassette stereo to a flat screen tv and my laptop using rca cables.
to have the sound coming out from my tv, and record the cassette from audacity.. there is no line option in audacity. i am using windows 8 on a laptop

Any Help would be greatly appreciated
Thank You

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#2 Vladimir_Koskov


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:56 AM

You might want to take a look at VB-AUDIO Software Website and see if any of those options can help you.  VB-Audio - http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/   also VoiceMeter - http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/index.htm  



#3 SillyBilly


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:55 PM

From a fellow Canadian near Toronto, ON


I used my stereo to record vinyl records to my computer using Audacity.  The stereo has a line out and the computer has a line in. The process was very simple.  The method of recording from a cassette recorder to a computer is almost the same.  You may just need to use the microphone jack of the cassette recorder as the output line. I don't know what input jacks you have on the laptop, but I am presuming that there is one that will work.  If this is not the case you may want to post your question on the Audacity Forum. Many experienced users will be able to advise you.  The link to the forum is the last one posted.


There are many tutorials to walk you through the steps.  Here is one that is applicable.


How do I record from vinyl records, cassette tapes, or minidiscs?




Here is another




Here is a Youtube video




There are many tutorials avilable online.  Google is your friend. Also, there is a forum for Audacity if you encounter problems that you need help with. Go to this link and choose the operating system you have - Windows or Mac.  Sign up is free.



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