Re: [BCAB] Picking up and recording from input through your USB port Clive Lever 17 Sep 2011 23:28 BST

Thanks David. I would only have considered the Stereo Headphone socket as a
last resort, since at present, if I connect the tape deck to the PC using U
S B and play, silence is all I get.

Best,
Clive

----- Original Message -----
From: "David W Wood" <david.g3yxx@googlemail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Picking up and recording from input through your USB
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> Clive
>
> I can't help with the USB aspect, however, taking an output from the
> headphone jack to the input of the sound card will give you a massive
> impedance match with loss of signal and probably a lot of background
> noise.
> Typically a headphone jack will be 4 to 16 ohms,and the input to the sound
> card of high impedance, 600 ohms or more.
>
> HTH
>
> David W wood
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk
> [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk]
> On Behalf Of Clive Lever
> Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:59 PM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: [BCAB] Picking up and recording from input through your USB port
>
> Hello all,
>
> I have a cassette player with a USB       socket. It is designed for
> playing
> cassettes to digitise their content.  In Win XP, how do I enable the PC to
> play through the sound card any sound that comes from the tape deck to the
> USB port?
>
> Or, is it possible to achieve the same effect by feeding the sound from
> the
> headphone socket through to the line in on the PC? If it is, what are the
> drawbacks with this approach?
> Thanks,
> Clive
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