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Trouble recording from my stereo to CD-R

By featsfanbob ·
This is a follow-up to a previous question. I have a wire going from the headphone jack of my stereo to my line in jack on my computer. I record albums and cassettes in .WAV files and transfer them to CD-R, but when I play them on a CD player I only get music out of the left side speakers.

If I put the CD in a computer, though, I get sound out of both speakers. What's going on?

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by Slogmeister In reply to Trouble recording from my ...

The #1 quickest way to ****-up a piece of audio equipment is to plug in an amplified output into a line-level input. Don't use the headphone jack. Use the "play" jack or the "tape out" jack - whatever you would use to connect the output of your amp to the input of a tape player.

Otherwise, verify your wiring on your computer and your stereo by using a pre-recorded cd, and make sure that your sound card is not mono.
- Jason

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by morribri In reply to Trouble recording from my ...

I would check to make sure that the wire you are using to connect your stereo to your computer is a stereo patch cable and not mono. Stereo tips on patch cables ussually have a couple of colored bands that go all the way around.

And if you have an older sound card(or a really cheap one). Make sure that it can handle stereo sound.

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by featsfanbob In reply to Trouble recording from my ...

Sure enough, I was using a mono cable. Thanks for the help!!

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by kwflick In reply to Trouble recording from my ...

Check your speaker wiring on your stereo. Then chck to see that the patch cables from your CD player to your stereo are plugged in.

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