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Re: [vox-tech] digitising tape
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Re: [vox-tech] digitising tape



On Wed July 19 2006 11:06, Rod Roark wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 July 2006 10:55, Richard Harke wrote:
> > I have some tapes I want to digitise. I did this once before and
> > it was easy but I have forgotten just what I did and now I can't
> > seem to get it to work. I have a cassette player connected
> > to the line in on my sound card and when I play the tape I get
> > the appropriate sound from my PC's speakers. I have alsamixer
> > open and did have to bring up the line in volume. I have tried
> > Krec and arecord. The Vu meter in Krec does not show anything.
> > Both programs produce files with all zero samples. I don't think
> > it is a permissions problem, doesn't work for root either. (my user
> > is a member of audio group)
>
> I did this recently.  Used Audacity.  Run alsamixer and make sure the
> line-in is selected as the "capture" input -- hit the tab key once or
> twice in alsamixer to see the capture stuff.
>
Thanks. Getting to the capture display in alsamixer was the key.
My line in didn't show up for capture but I was able to use
analog mixer. I'll give audacity a try. I'll have quite a bit of this stuff
to do, after the cassetes, I have a lot of old LP's

Richard
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