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Cassettes Digitized To Computer Help

by janenolan / November 25, 2009 11:57 AM PST

I want to transfer some older audio cassettes to my computer in wave or mp3 form.
I hooked up a cassette deck to my computer using the proper cables and jacks. I have tried several types of software and verified all of the volume control settings in XP but for some reason I cannot get a recording. The sound level indicator in the recording window of the software shows no life. Again nothing is in mute mode in the windows settings.

When I play a cassette I hear it perfectly through the computer speakers. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.

Windows XP SP3, P4 2.0, Sb Live Wave Device,


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Selecting the input
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 25, 2009 11:58 PM PST

Do the following to see if you have the Recording device selected.

Start/All Programs/Accessories/Entertainment/Volume Control

That opens the Master Volume Window
You will be looking at the Playback controls (Not recording controls).

Click Options/Properties

Click Recording
Click all squares for devices you may be using.
Click OK

Select the recording device you are using.
Adjust its recording volume slider if necessary.
If the device has an Advanced button, click it to see what other options you may/may-not want to use).


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Download again
by LucJs / November 30, 2009 5:04 AM PST

If it's popular music, I'd rather download it again instead of spending time digitizing it. Even if you download "illegaly", I suppose that you are the rightful owner of the content when you've purchases the cassettes at the time.

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