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audio tapes to disk

I have windows xp. My PC has a built-in dvd and cd writer. I would like to transfer 100s of cassette audio tapes, mostly educational from conferences,to CDs so I can listen to them in my car. How do I transfer these from my home stereo cassette deck (connected to a Receiver) to my computer hard drive or directly to a CD?

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All you need on hardware is a stereo audio cable from the audio or speaker output of your casette recorder (or any other audio source) to the aux input of your sound card. Such cables are available at many computer and electronics shop.
Activate the aux input with the audio configuration soft that comes with the sound card, also activate the speakers to allow you to monitor the recording with them or with earphones.
I use the excellent Diamond Cut software (downloadable from Info@tracertek.com)to record to the hard drive and to edit it for the removel of continious background, tape and recorder noise. Be shure to cut the recordings into the individual objects so you can address each of them seperately on the CD. Then I use the Roxio Easy CD Software to burn the CDs and print the labels, but there are many other good ones.
I recorded hundreds of reel tape hours, many casettes as well as my LP collection to CDs, it works!
Good luck, Beat.

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First you will need a program like "audio cleaning lab" I got mine over the internet-then you need to get a connector that will hook up to the mike part of your stereo, and into the sound input on your pc. You will need a mini plug on the end that goes into your stereo. If you send me your email address, I can email you the complete instructions with a picture of the plugs. I'm starworth1@aol.com

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