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possible to listen to music through microphone jack?

by jclements13 / April 4, 2004 8:26 AM PDT

hello,
i have a record player that i would like to use, but no amplifier by which to listen to it. i would like to use my labtop as an "amplifier," and then use my computer speakers to listen to the music.
i have a Y connector to connect the player to the microphone jack, the only sound input port i have, but i dont know how to listen to, in real time, music being input. i know of many programs that enable recording from the microphone port, is there any way i can simply listen?

thanks,
jake

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Re:possible to listen to music through microphone jack?
by glb613 / April 4, 2004 10:18 AM PDT

If you have the right kind of output jack on the record player, it might work. Do you have an input jack on your sound card? If so and the output from the record player will fit, you can connect the two. Once the connection is made, open MusicMatch Jukebox, turn on the record player and listen through your computer/speakers. You will have to select "line in" as the source when using MusicMatch.

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Re:possible to listen to music through microphone jack?
by frankzxcv / April 5, 2004 3:12 PM PDT

mic input is usually muted in windows, for obvious reason-- so you need to unmute it. you may be able to fiddle with it and get decent sound, but mike in's are usually mono.

better fix, any basic amp will do the trick-- available at garage slaes and ebay. - fj

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Re:Re:possible to listen to music through microphone jack?
by jclements13 / April 6, 2004 4:27 PM PDT

yeah, i know getting an amp is the best, i was trying to resist that...but its the best way to get the most of the music, soundwise.

thanks again

jake

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