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cassette tapes onto cd?

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  1. BM

    BM New Member

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    I have some old cassette's I would like to put on disk and am not real smart on these things so need help please.

    ***Becky***
     
  2. exscentric

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    You will need to pick up some recording software. Then you just plug your recorder into your sound card and record away.
     
  3. Rachel

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    This is from my husband-


    To record tapes to CD.

    First you need an un-amplified player for your source. It needs to be un-amplified to avoid any hiss or noise in the recording to the computer. An un-amplified source will be something like a stand-alone tape player from a component stereo system. Next you will need cables to hook up your tape player to your computer, you can get this stuff at Radio Shack or Best Buy or something like that. If you use a component tape player you will need RCA style cables and an RCA to ¼ inch stereo jack. Plug the RCA cables into the “audio out” on the tape player. Connect the RCA cables to the RCA to ¼ inch jack, and then plug the ¼ inch jack into the “line in” port on your sound card. If you don’t have a line in port you can use the “mic” port.

    Make sure you have the correct length cables to reach between your tape player and your computer or you will not be happy. Now that your computer and your tape player are connected you need to set up your software. You should be using something like Musicmatch, in the record settings set your source as the “line in” or “mic” what ever you plugged the jack into, also select MP3 at the format to record in. Now you can press the record button on the software interface and the press play on the tape player. Try a small portion of the song or what ever you are recording to see if it is recording and also to familiarize yourself with the software and the process of recording. If you were successful in recording the clip you are ready to record a song. NOTE: you must record each song as a separate file. So when you play the songs or burn them onto a CD you will have separate tracks and not one really long song. Good Luck!
     
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    I burn tapes to cd quite often.

    I have one of J. Harold Smith's tapes I am going to burn this week

    'God's Three Deadlines'
     
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    Standing!!! Son!! You better hurry with those tapes before you miss the deadline!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. I Am Blessed 24

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    I saw him preach that sermon 'live' at our church. He was one fine preacher and I love that sermon! [​IMG]
     
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    StandingFirm, what software are you using?
     
  8. Singing Cop

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    Excellent Sermon. I pulled it off the internet and burned it to CD's. I give them out as wittnessing tools.

    I use Audacity to record from tapes to wav to then go to CD.m It's totally free:

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
     
  9. tfisher1

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    Another option, if you have an mp3 player most of the newer ones will have an input jack that you can plug your tape player into(or cd player) and record the tape or cd into an MP3 file which takes alot let space that a .wav file. Of course if you want to listen to the cd in your car or something then you'll have to create the .wav file for compatibility as most car cd players are not yet mp3 compatible.

    Todd
     
  10. BM

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    Thanks for the info. Now I want to hear that sermon if Singing Cop will tell me where he got it off the internet at!
     
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    I downloaded Audacity for this purpose quite some time ago.
    Recorded one song using an RCA cable with the 1/4" plug on each end and a booomBox as mentioned in a earlier post. I couldn't figure oout how to get it to RealPlayer or the Windows Media Player. Hubby got it into RealPlayer, but didn't know quite how . . ..
    So I haven't tried to do anymore.

    Singing Cop, would you please give some easy to follow step by step directions?
    It would be greatly appreciated.
    Gayla [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. I Am Blessed 24

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    Me toooooo Singing Cop! :D
     
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    I need to record from old Sony Super-8 cassette tapes to DVD thru my computer. Sony's tapes are small, no where near the size of the standard VHS tape. My big problem is that my Super-8 VCR is broken and it costs $$$$$$ to fix.
     
  15. exscentric

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    Didn't they make an adapter so you could run those on a vhs machine? Might be cheaper. Or maybe pick up a machine on ebay, can't imagine they are selling for much these days [​IMG]
     
  16. Singing Cop

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    AUDACITY INSTRUCTIONS in a nut shell
    This will get you started!

    SETUP:
    HIT "FILE" THEN "PREFRENCES" WHERE IT SAYS RECORDING MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 2 CHANNELS (STEREO) SELECTED. Under "FILE FORMATS" make sure your uncompressed export format is WAV 16 Bit. Under "QUALITY" your sample rate should be 44100 HZ. PRESS OK. Your input should be "stereo mix" if you are recording from a streaming file. If you are recording from an external device such as a tape deck it should be "Line In" Press the red button to record and the yellow square to stop!
    when you are done recording go to FILE and then hit "Export as WAV" to save. Burn the saved file to a cd.

    here are links for additional help:

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/onlinehelp-1.2/

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/

    Hope this helps!
     
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