Copy cassettes to hdd/cd

  frenchman96 18:27 14 Sep 2010

Hi Guys

Anyone done much copying from cassette to cd or hard drive?

Just did a Google and apparently it can be done free if you have the right cables.

Audacity was mentioned a bit but I thought you guys may have experience to guide me.

  ArrGee 18:30 14 Sep 2010

Very easy to do. I recorded a whole load of VHS tapes, but for music cassettes use Audacity (as you mentioned) as it will record any sound going through your PC. The cables depend on your sound card or input, so it could be co-ax (red, white) or jack (usually used for microphones)

  eedcam 18:43 14 Sep 2010

Hi if you do a search on this forum you will find several postings on this topic .Basically yes al you need is a connection either from your line out on your player or earphone socket to the line in on the pc . install audacity and there are plenty of tutorials on its site . By all means still ask if you cant find or grasp the subject
If you have line out from your player this adappter click here will run thenm into one for the pc .I f you have only a headphone then look for a lead that fits both the headphone scket and the pc socket (stereo)

  john bunyan 18:45 14 Sep 2010

See my post here:
click here

  john bunyan 18:47 14 Sep 2010

Audacity is a free software music editing programme.Good for your purpose. See other links above how to get the music in to the PC.

  frenchman96 08:42 15 Sep 2010

Thanks guys, I am JUST about to download Audacity

  Proclaimer 11:46 15 Sep 2010

'Thanks guys, I am JUST about to download Audacity'

Make sure you add the LAME Encoder to that then so that you can convert the file to MP3

  eedcam 12:19 15 Sep 2010

If you are going to burn to CD as an audio CD forget lame no point in using mp3

  frenchman96 13:42 15 Sep 2010

Hi Guys

I have already installed Audacity, taken pics of my sockets on player and laptop, but cant attach on this forum?

have opened Audacity but cant follow first instructions so if anyone uses this prog, I would appreciate a step x step to get me going.

I only need to copy them to HDD as I can do the converting/burning myself.

  Diemmess 13:45 15 Sep 2010

Before you get too excited, make sure the cassette player output matches electronically the input to the computer.

You may have to buy a pre-amplifier (Maplin) to fit in the connecting circuit and give a recording of any quality.

  frenchman96 13:57 15 Sep 2010


And how do I do that?

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