[audacity4blind] Re: from tape to digital

  • From: Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:43:44 +0100

| From "don wardlow" <wardlows97@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
| Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:49:42 -0400
| Subject: from tape to digital
> I have Windows 7. No idea which Audacity, whatever the latest one is. 
> I do have a 1/8-inch jack OK, and it's called line in. 
> Never used it successfully with the new computer. 

You can check your Audacity version at Help > About Audacity.
You want a version that starts with a "2". 

Have you looked in Audacity Preferences (CTRL + P),  then  
Devices pane at the top of the tree, to see if line-in is listed 
in the recording devices? If so, select it then OK.

If line-in is not listed, you will have to go into "Sound" in the
Windows Control Panel to enable line-in and any other disabled
inputs. Read here how to do that:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Mixer_Toolbar_Issues#vistacp .


> -----Original Message-----
> From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gene
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:47 PM
> To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: from tape to digital
> Any halfway decent recording program can be used to do this.
> Do you know whether your sound card has a line-in jack?  Is it a 1/8 stereo
> input jack?
> Are these stereo tapes or monaural tapes.  You have to tell either Audacity
> or the Windows volume control to use line-in as the source.  This may not be
> done in the same way, depending on the version of Windows you are using and
> on the version of Audacity you are using. What versions of both are you
> using.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "don wardlow" <wardlows97@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:39 PM
> > Hi all
> >
> >
> >
> > I have some cassette tapes I want to copy onto my hard drive.
> >
> > Can Audacity handle this, and if so how would I go about it?
> >
> > Thank you for any advice.
> >
> >
> >
> > Don

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