Patrick O'Callaghan wrote: > > I've done this with a cassette deck. I had a friend make me a cable > that joins both tape stereo output channels into a single soundcard > input plug (this is a standard connector but I'm > electronics-illiterate so don't ask me for details :-). I used > Audacity for the capture. It's a highly manual process needless to say > (start Audacity recording, hit tape button, wait for the whole thing > to finish at normal speed, hit tape stop, stop recording) but I did > capture several audiobooks to listen to on my iPod. > You can pick up the 2 RCA plug to mini-stereo plug or mini-stereo to mini-stereo cables in the electronic department of most chain stores. They are usually listed as being for iPods. I have a nice dec that I have used - you can have it search for the gap between songs. It helps if you want to record individual songs, instead of separating them in Audacity. I have been tempted by cassette player that Computer Geeks has that is controlled by a serial port and mounts like a CD drive. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PLUSDECK2C&cpc=SCH > Or you can buy a ready-made USB tape player, but I'm not sure how much > pain it would mean to get it working under Linux. Turntables are also > available. Ironically, a lot of these actually come with Audacity even > though they're marketed for Windows. > For example: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TTUSB-PB-R&cpc=SCH Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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