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    by creigmy9 ·

    I have several “old” audio cassetts that I would like to put on my laptop as well as desk top. I bought video grabber from an electronic store and the ‘showbiz’ software that it came with. Try as I might it won’t download to either computer.

    Is there a program/device that will allow me to copy my (?) analog cassettes to the computer?

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    • #2913481

      Clarifications

      by creigmy9 ·

      In reply to audio recording

      Clarifications

    • #2913476

      There are several free SW packages.

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to audio recording

      I used one a few years ago. It worked pretty well actually, but it was a 30 day trial.

      Anyway, plug the headphone jack from your tape deck to the input on your sound card. Do a search on Yahoo/Google/Other for
      tape to cd
      cassette to cd
      or
      Convert cassette to cd
      Convert tape to cd

      I forgot which worked the best, however you should find what you are looking for — without purchasing anything more than a $3 cable

    • #2913447

      Does your system have a sound card?

      by mjd420nova ·

      In reply to audio recording

      Most all of the sound cards come with a suite of programs to do just what you’re looking for. The card usually has a speaker output jack, line outout and line input besides a microphone jack. The software programs that come with it would allow you so select the source such as line input and you could jack the headphone output of the cassette player into the line input, adjust the volume level and away you go. Without a sound card you’re stuck trying to use the microphone input for the recording source and Windows Media Player to record.

    • #2913433

      Also all CD Burning Software has a Audio Capture Facility

      by oh smeg ·

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      In Nero it’s called Nero Wave Editor, in Easy CD Creator it’s called Spin Doctor not sure what it’s called in other software you need to look for it.

      But all that is required is a Audio Lead generally with a 3.5 mm Stereo Jack on each end with one end plugged into the Sound Out or Headphones Jack and the Line In on the computer

      Open the Wave Editing Software start the cassette running set the sound levels and then you are ready yo go from there. You shouldn’t require anything else other than the Audio Lead.

      Col

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