Downloading from Audio Cassettee to PC

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Qansett, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Qansett

    Qansett Guest

    Could someone advise me the software i need to use and
    connecting cable etc. I 'm using a DELL PC
     
    Qansett, Dec 22, 2004
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  2. Go to Dick Smith and get a cable to go from the headphone or line-out of
    your tape deck to the line-in of your PC (usually the 3rd 2.5mm jack plug on
    the sound card). The tape deck output will be either stereo jack or RCA. You
    should be able to work this bit out.

    You can then use the windows sound recorder
    (Start>Programs>Accessories>Entertainment>Sound Recorder on my win2k) to
    record to your HDD.

    Alternatively you can get an excellent piece of free s/w called Audacity
    (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) which you can use to do the recording
    with some more options.

    HTH

    Damo
     
    Damien McBain, Dec 22, 2004
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  3. Qansett

    Matt Guest

    Connect the line-out from your cassette player to the line-in on your
    sound card.

    Use Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    or
    dbpowerAMP http://www.dbpoweramp.com/
    to record the tracks.
     
    Matt, Dec 22, 2004
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  4. Qansett

    SG1 Guest

    As mentioned goto trickie dickies
    The plug you need is a P6572 2xRCA Sockets to 3.5mm Stereo plug.
    I use Sound Forge from Sony but at a 36MB download and a high price it is
    not for everyone. Also a real shit to install. It is amazing how many vinyl
    albums fit on a DVD
    Jim
     
    SG1, Dec 22, 2004
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  5. Qansett

    Rod Speed Guest

    Not necessarily, depends on what the line out is on what he's playing it on.
    Didnt have any problem myself.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 22, 2004
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  6. In addition to the other replies, here something that is kind of cool.
    But probably overkill for only a few tapes.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/pcmods/cables/6908/

    S.
     
    Stephen Brooker, Dec 23, 2004
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