Re: [BCAB] Picking up and recording from input through your USB port Nick.Adamson@generaldynamics.uk.com 19 Sep 2011 08:46 BST
Hi Clive. I've never done this and don't have a tape dec which will do this so I can't give specific instructions for your tape dec. Typically this sort of device comes up as a secondary input when installed. I've got a USB mic which does this. When you plug the tape dec in do you get a "add new hardware" window come up. If you do it maybe worth following that wizard and tell it to look for drivers on the disk you've got. The other option is to Google for drivers for your specific tape player and see if you can get them with out all the supporting nonsense. Once you've got it installed then it should be just a case of using software to record from that input, most will give you the option of which device on your machine you want to record from. If you've not got any recording software on your box audacity is pretty good and free. HTH. Nick. Nick Adamson Software Engineer C4I Systems General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited Bryn Brithdir, Oakdale Business Park, Blackwood, South Wales, NP12 4AA Telephone: +44 (0) 1495 236467 Email: Nick.Adamson@generaldynamics.uk.com Website: www.generaldynamics.uk.com Please consider the environment before printing this email -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Clive Lever Sent: Saturday, 17 September 2011 21:59 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 -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email and any files attached are intended for the addressee and may contain information of a confidential nature. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that this email was sent to you in error and you should not disclose, distribute, print, copy or make other use of this email or its attachments. Such actions, in fact, may be unlawful. In compliance with the various Regulations and Acts, General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited reserves the right to monitor (and examine for viruses) all emails and email attachments, both inbound and outbound. Email communications and their attachments may not be secure or error- or virus-free and the company does not accept liability or responsibility for such matters or the consequences thereof. General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, Registered Office: 21 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY. Registered in England and Wales No: 1911653.