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Transfer music content from cassete tape

By say_ong ·
I have some music on cassete tape and I would like to be able to transfer the content of the tape on to CD and play off on the CD player or on the computer. Can anyone guide me how do I do do this and is there any special hardware required.

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Sy Ong

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by tdunn In reply to Transfer music content fr ...

You may not like the answer -- connect the cassette tape player to a computer, save it as WAV (warning: eats lots of HD space!), then
burn it to CD-R[W]. The sound quality won't be that high either, cassette
is over 3 decades old and Dolby & co.can oly do so much. Moreover,
most computer audio inputs (Macintosh being an exception) are not
that high quality either.

Still, this is better than the alternative, buying a Philips CD-writer component for your stereo.

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by 1903 In reply to Transfer music content fr ...

If you have a sound card then you can connect a mini-stereo plug from the headphone jack of a good cassette player to the line in of your sound card.
Several pieces of software on the market allow you to take the line in and convert to a variety offormas.
Wave can be burned straight to CD if you have a CDR burner. You can also check into MP3 format but that requires special players which probably are not in your car or home.
I use Easy CD Creator from adaptec. It works well, cost less than $100 andreates audio and data CDs. It also has clean up options for making those tapes sound better than they normally would.

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by vikaskashikar In reply to Transfer music content fr ...

You should have the following
1. a cable from your tape system output to your sound card's Mic In.
2. A recorder software under your machines OS (Win 95/98/NT)eg. Cakewalk express
3. A grabber software AudioGrabber is available for free download
4. Lts of Hard Disk space on your hard disk about 50 MB for each 3 minute song.
5. A MP3 player like Winamp - free download to play your MP3 songs.


1. Play your songs on the tape and record the song on the system as a .wav file.
2. Each songwill be abut 50 -60 MB and will be in a .wav format.
3. Use Audiograbber to grab the .wav file and convert to MP3 format.
4. Play the mp3 song using Winamp MP Player.
5. Delete the .wav file on your hard disk.
6. Go to next song.

hope this helps!

Vikas kshikar

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by stuart In reply to Transfer music content fr ...

The best way i have found is Adaptec Easy CD Deluxe. It will let you transfer any external audio to cd audio tracks through the line in on your soundcard. Other than a writer and something to play the tape/record etc you need a cable to connect the audiout to you line in on your soundcard

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You'll need to "jack in" the the tape player to the line in on the sound card. Using a standard connecting cord (avialable at Radio Shack) I go from my headphone out to the sound card line in then use the windows based software to mix and record.

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