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Jerold
Posted on Monday, February 7, 2000 - 4:48 am:   

I have a music cassette that I want to transfer to a cd-rom so I can use it on my Portable cd player. I have a laptop, and I would like to know what kind of hardware (card/?) would I need to be able to do so, something with an audio in/out plug.

Can I just get some kind of software that is better than the Windows music recorder, so I can just set up a mic next to the speakers and copy the entire tape. I think that the WINDOWS98 recorder only has a limited time to record which isn't very long.
I don't want to make MP3's because I can't use it on a regular cd-player.
barney
Posted on Monday, February 7, 2000 - 11:41 am:   

Hi,

You should be able to use something like Goldwave to make a wave file(a .wav file) that you can then write to a CD using a CD writer, and pretty much any CD Writing software that you get with the drives(like Nero burning ROM or Adaptec Easy CD Creator) will do it.

http://www.goldwave.com/

Goldwave used to be a kind of shareware, you could use it for so long each session before having to close and open it again to reset your toll. I haven't downloaded it in a while, but they still have a download link on their site so I assume it still works the same way.

As for how you connect the tape player to the laptop in the first place, if you dont have a built in sound card (which means you wont have a microphone socket on the back) then a PCMCIA Sound card would be in order. But they are fairly rare these days because most new laptops have them built in. If you do have a socket on the back of the laptop then you can get a mini jack to mini jack cable to connect the two together.

Or if you can get the MP3s from somebody you could use Nero burning ROM to copy them to a CD converting them into standard tracks so that a CD player can play them. The help file in Nero even tells you how to copy playstaytion games !

Don't know how useful any of that will be, but it should at least give you some ideas.

barney

Does anybody know of some free software that might be better than Nero ? (better as in less expensive : )
Dikk
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2000 - 6:50 am:   

First get a walkman or some sort of playback device for cassttes then plug into your sound card imput then use music match player to fisrt record your tapes then you can burn them into any format you wish right from music match which is a free download!
lindocalonia
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 9:04 am:   

hi! my name is lindo and i have a question regarding copying from dvd to cd-r. I have a dvd player in my computer and a cd-writer and a nero software 5.5 but i dont know how to burn from dvd to cd-r. can you help me?

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