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

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.

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