Audio recording Tape to PC

  geedad 17:21 17 Aug 2004

Using the default Sound recorder in Windows XP Home, I find there is a limit of 60 secs. Does any one know how to either extend this time ( 45mins) or is there another way to record audio from Tape. I am using the output earphones on a Sony Tape deck and connected to the mike inline on the computer. It works, but the software cuts off at 60secs.

  Smiler 17:39 17 Aug 2004

You would be better connecting to the audio line in on the soundcard as the mic in is very sensitive and may distort the input.

If you have Nero you could use Wave editor. If you have Adaptec Easy CD Creator you could use CD spin doctor.

  Smiler 17:48 17 Aug 2004

Here's a free program click here

  geedad 21:12 17 Aug 2004

Many, many thanks! Tried it very briefly just now. What a treat!

  geedad 22:50 17 Aug 2004

Got to come back to this one,smiler. How can I copy the WAVEPAD Audio recorded material to CD?
The extension is .wpp, I believe, but I need to copy it to CD for playback in EG Quicktime or WM Player.
( It's easy to PLAYBACK the recorded material through WAVEPAD )

  Smiler 10:24 19 Aug 2004

When you save a file try using "save file as" then in the save file as window click on "save as type" arrow and select WAVE FILES(*.wav) The wav files can then be burned to cd using a cd burning program.

  geedad 22:23 23 Aug 2004

Thanks again, smiler, for your help on Thur,19.08.04 at 10:24
I have now succeeded in copying the audio tape to HD, then to CD. Some recordings are, however, noisy and distorted. Does WavePad cleanup with further editing?

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