July 21, 2005

Cassettes to MP3s?

So I've decided to try to convert some of my cassettes to MP3s. A found a few online guides, doesn't look too difficult. Seems like I have to make .wav files then then MP3s.

Has anybody done this? How's the sound quality?

This is a project that I will undertake after I clean my office (which means, possibly, never). But I'm hoping I can use it to motivate myself to some straightening, dusting, and vacuuming. We shall see.


Posted by hln at July 21, 2005 12:27 PM | Music | TrackBack

I've done a few of these. The limiting factor, of course, is the quality of the tape source you're using.

And you've got the flow correct: you record to a WAV, and then convert to MP3 or any other format you might desire.

Posted by: CGHill at July 27, 2005 01:36 PM

i haven't converted cassettes, but have converted some of my albums and the principles should be the same. all that was necessary was a wire to connect the stereo headphone out jack in my receiver to the microphone input to my laptop. i got it at radio shack. then just queued up my mp3 recording program (cdex 1.51, freeware) and started playing. it was easy. email if you have any trouble.

Posted by: rammer at July 31, 2005 09:54 PM

Am I too late to suggest this?

Posted by: Bryce at August 5, 2005 07:31 AM
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