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April
Newbie question about cassette transfer
on Apr 25, 2005 at 3:48:28 pm

Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to post this but I'm wondering how to transfer a 20 min 30 year old audio cassette to CD? Can you use a regular stereo and somehow hook it up to the computer, or do you need to have a more high-tech set-up?

Thanks for any advice!
April


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JRF
Re: Newbie question about cassette transfer
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on Apr 25, 2005 at 4:59:02 pm

First, you need to digitize the audio, Your computer may be able to do this (it can if it's a mac) or have a card installed that will do this. If so, plug the left and right outputs of your cassette deck into the audio inputs of your computer/card and record (digitize) the program. The result will probably be a .aif or .wav file. Then you need to burn an audio CD of that file. Depending on the kind of computer you own, you may have a bullt-in CD burner. If you do then you also probably have a program that will burn the CD. Start that program and drag the audio file into it and you should be able to burn the CD. Search the tuorials on the Cow. There may be more detailed info available.

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April
Re: Newbie question about cassette transfer
on Apr 25, 2005 at 5:22:24 pm

Thanks JRF. Is there a converter I need to get? My iMac G5 looks to only have one input, but the stereo has two cables? A 1/8-inch miniplug maybe?



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PeterGroom
Re: Newbie question about cassette transfer
on Apr 25, 2005 at 6:08:31 pm

The g5 will have a 3.5mm mini jack. (God knows why)
The stereo will more than likely have a pair of RCA jacks (or phono depending on country)
Any store or guy with a soldering iron can whip this cable up in 20 seconds flat!

Peter


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