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Converting a Tape To CD

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by mrfixituk, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. mrfixituk

    mrfixituk Thread Starter

    Mar 29, 2002
    I am having BIG trouble recording from tape to CD via my PC.

    I have a tape deck and amplifier.

    One cable with two rca plugs and stereo plug that connects to my pc line in connector.

    I can't get a recording level when everything is connected up.

    There is a line out on the tape deck (L & R)

    There is also a line out for the tape deck that comes from the amplifier.

    Rec out (L & R) and Playback (L & R)

    I have tried using all of these with no luck.

    Are both rca plugs meant to be connected from my tape deck/amplifier?

    Line in volume is up and not muted within the PC volume controller.

    I also can't get any recording level when using windows recorder.

    Thanks much.

    Jason Clark
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Perhaps you have a driver and/or sound card issue. Have you verified that you actually have a signal at the end of the stereo plug? Connect three jumper clips between the output and some headphones and make sure you have a signal before you beat up the computer too much.
  3. ddockstader


    Oct 21, 2004
    What kind of sound card are you using? Do you have all the current drivers for it? Have you used it before to capture sounds? Have you tried other sound sources?
    You only need to connect the line out of the tape deck to the line in of the sound card. Don't connect to the amplifier. Since you have two line outs (L and R), you'll need a cord with two connectors (whatever type the tape deck line out is) to a single connector for the sound card. Should be able to find that at your local electronics retailer (BestBuy, Circuit City, even Radio Shack).
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