CD Burner Shopping!

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

melly3110

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 7, 2003
Messages
4
I have a Dell computer and am looking for a CD Burner (relatively inexpensive mind you) that will burn cassette tapes to CD's and IF I could find one that would also burn LP's to CD's. I have quite an old collection of albums and would love to preserve them. Can anyone help me? I do not have a CLUE as to what I should be looking for. HELP!!! Melly3110
 

JohnWill

Retired Moderator
Joined
Oct 19, 2002
Messages
106,418
Well, the CD-RW drive just has to write CD's to accomplish all of that. :) Of course, you'll need to have a way to get the audio into the system and to remove the pops and clicks in preparation for burning.

I'd start looking at sites like www.morestuff4less.com and www.techbargains.com for a rebate deal on a CD-RW drive. I've purchased at least a dozen of them that way, the most I ever paid after rebate was $15-16. I've put them in every machine here, given several to friends, etc. :D
 

melly3110

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 7, 2003
Messages
4
Thanks John! Do you have any ideas on how I could get the audio into my system? How DO you hook up a record player to a computer??? Or a casette player for that matter. I am going right now to the sights you suggested. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! Melly3110
 

Triple6

Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,930
First Name
Rob
Yes, just connect the audio device to the line-in jack on the soundcard. Then you need a software program to record the audio - the full versions on Easy CD Creator or Nero will do this.
 
Joined
Jun 27, 2000
Messages
6,832
Best Buy has a MediaStor 52X drive for $15 after rebates. There are only a few people who make drives and most are fine. You might phone them and see what software it comes with – some come with the full Nero which is a good deal. Office Max has another rebadged 52X burner for $20 and I would pay the extra $5 for Nero if it happens to come with it.

You will probably have to go to Radio Shack and get the right adapter to plug into your sound card. The RCA plug from the output of your turntable or cassette deck appears to fit but it doesn’t work.
 

melly3110

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 7, 2003
Messages
4
Thank you Slipe! Now I am REALLY going to show my ignorance . . what is a sound card? Remember I am a babe in the woods with this. E-mail and surfing are my current forte and level of expertise. Melly3110
 
Joined
Jun 27, 2000
Messages
6,832
Your computer has either a sound card or it is built into the motherboard. In any case there are usually three small round connectors in the back of the computer and one is input. The connectors look as though they will take a standard RCA plug but they are plastic and usually colored. The adapter you get will have two connectors for the left and right channel of your deck and a single input for the sound card. If your computer can make sounds or play music it has a sound card.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top