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Converting audio tapes to CD

by shafiqkhan31 / October 13, 2011 10:04 PM PDT

Yes late in the day but I have been thinking of converting my hundred or so audio tapes to digital CDs.
some time ago I bought a Audiophile 2496 Audio card and installed in my computer,P4,Memory 1.5 G, loads of disc space, but could not figure out the process.
Then followed a suggestion by some one and downloaded Audacity but have not been able to work out procedure.
I have a tape player ,rather old, but have not seen any modern one to improve on quality.(within reasonable budget)
I would be grateful for any helpful suggestions on How to? and of course any other on equipment .I am very eager to take on the job to finish now. Please help.

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It's not in the manual?
by flrhcarr / October 14, 2011 3:17 PM PDT

How are you sending the music to be captured? I know via headphones or source out, I mean in the software? I'm looking at a screen shot of the program & it's the 3rd button over to the right. The red round one. Start capturing before you hit play, this will give you lead time for capture.

Are you saving each song alone, or one stream?

Make sure you have line un-muted (double click the speaker icon for Windows), & sometimes microphone off. You may even have to boost your settings some once you're there.

Sound capture is easy, so let me know what you're running into. Sometimes all you need are the guided directions before you're back on the road again, I'll be glad to help.

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Audio tapes to CD conversion
by pgc3 / October 13, 2011 11:59 PM PDT

There are several hardware devices on the market with which to do what you are trying to do. Some and most of the major box stores will likely carry them, or look on line, NEWEGG would be a likely site to check out. Good luck!

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Audio tapes to digital CDs
by KenHusveg / October 14, 2011 6:06 PM PDT
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