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Zhenya Tech: From cassette tapes to CDs (23) RE: Tech: From cassette tapes to CDs 15 Jan 07

Hi Pauline,

I see we have two threads going now, so I wasn't sure where to answer, but hopefully you'll see this one.

I started to write a lot here, but it got way too long. The bare bones steps are:

Your computer should have a recording device, either in your music program or sound card. (Check the Help sections for these two programs.) Start by locating this.

Use a cable to connect your tape player to your computer's line-in jack.

Now, record from the tape player onto your computer hard drive (using the recorder you located in the first step above), and save the file you just recorded.

Make a copy of the file to work on, and then use a music editing program to adjust the volume of the track, clean it up, etc. Save the edited version.

You may want to convert the format of the track to MP3 or another format, using your music editing program or another music program on your computer.

Add the track (it if doesn't go there automatically) to your usual music program, where you can then burn it onto a CD.

If you've never done any of this, the "bare bones" may not sound too helpful. I wasn't sure how much of this you already knew.

Why don't you take this one step at a time, and post again if you're stuck, and then I (or another Mudcatter) can give you more detailed information about that particular step.

If I try to write it all down here, it may seem overwhelming, although it's really not difficult once you've learned how to do it. (I know, easy for me to say…)


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