I have some home-recorded audio tapes that are 10+ years old and cannot be replaced. I'd like to convert the recordings to CD. How do I do it? My only tape player is a portable radio/tape recorder, but we have separate ( though elderly) hifi without tape facility. Or is there a commercial company that would do it reliably? (we're talking maybe 10 tapes maximum).
As suggested use audacity just record your tapes assume you wont be editing them though you can if you wish.Then export them as wave files then you can burn with anything you have even windows media player .You have to record in realtime so a wee bit time consuming
As loft said above, turn the volume on the tape player right down to start with or you might blow something in the PC sound card. Sometimes the levels are way above the usual input - something I don't understand but know to be cautious about.
setecio Cannot give an exact technical explanation, but it has to do with matching impedances, if you have a line-out to line-in connection then you are matching, if you are going headphone to line-in then you are not so if you start up with high volume you could blow the sound card