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Can I record audio (on pc) from a videotape?

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  1. starchild

    starchild Thread Starter

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    I once figured out (with much help) how to make an audio file (mp3) in the computer, from a cassette tape. That I could then burn onto a cd.

    What I'd like to do now is play a videotape in the VCR, run a cord from the audio out jack- into the back of the computer (the mic jack) and save it as a file.

    When I did this with the cassette player, I used CDex and "record from analog input".

    I'm not sure if a VCR is the same? (actually, I don't know what an analog is :)

    I would to it by running the cord from the VCR through the tape player, and into the computer (which I think would work) but I don't have a tape player/recorder with a line in jack.

    I know I can try this myself and maybe will at some point while waiting for possible answers/suggestions, but I have to find a long wire and plugs to splice on, because the VCR is in one room and the computer in another.

    I know- spliced plugs/wires isn't good. I'm not interested in the sound quality (as long as it can be heard in a clear way). I want to make a cd of audio from a 4 hour show on PBS I taped. Probably a data cd to play on the computer, and not audio, which would take a lot of blank cds.

    I also want to stop it and start it, in order to cut out the pledge breaks that were also going on during the show. But, if I can get it to work and save with CDex I can do this in the process.

    I'm mainly wondering about the settings on CDex, if they can be used for this, need to be changed, or another program required?

    Thanks,

    Carrie
     
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    Go to Radio Shack ,purchase a 2 rca male plug to a stereo male pin..come off the vcr left and right outputs.not video. plug this into your soundcard.You said you did this with cassette--well you should be able to do it the same way.Anglog is form of wave length.If you want download a free progam from hotfiles.com call Total Recorder.It will record in stereo cd quality
     
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    [seagull7]Go to Radio Shack ,purchase a 2 rca male plug to a stereo male pin..come off the vcr left and right outputs.not video. plug this into your soundcard.You said you did this with cassette--well you should be able to do it the same way.Anglog is form of wave length.If you want download a free progam from hotfiles.com call Total Recorder.It will record in stereo cd quality
     
  4. starchild

    starchild Thread Starter

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    Okay, thanks!

    I already put a cord together myself, and ran it from the AUDIO OUT on the t.v. (the VCR is hooked up to) This involved splicing several wires together, because it's about 40' long.

    When I plugged it into the computer the sound from the video tape (via the t.v.) comes out the pc speakers.

    I just have to test it with the CDex, but you say it should work.

    All problems should be this easy.

    ~ Carrie
     
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