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Bill Hibbard
09-01-2003, 02:34 PM
Now that I have a CD/RW drive, I want to preserve the contents of some valued LPs by transferring them to CDs.

1. Do I need any special software?
2. How do I connect my stereo system to my computer to enable the transfer?
3. Do I need a special cable?
4. Will I need to copy from the LP to the HD first, and subsequently burn a CD from the file on the HD?

Your advice would be appreciated.
Incidentally, I am a subscriber to NZ PC World.

Susan B
09-01-2003, 02:48 PM
This topic has come up lots of times in the past. Some previous threads are as follows:

Burning vinyl to CD (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=23498&message=72674)

sound recording 1 (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=19833&message=49364)

sound recording 2 (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=19830&message=49357)

There are others but I can't find them at the moment.

crozier
09-01-2003, 02:58 PM
>1. Do I need any special software?

I use Easy Cd Creator for this, but I believe Nero will also do it.

>2. How do I connect my stereo system to my computer to enable the transfer?

You will need to nonnect your stereo system the 'line in' on your sound card.

>3. Do I need a special cable?

You will need 3.5mm jack plug (stereo) for the 'line in' going to what ever come from your stereo.... 2 x RCA perhaps. Easily obtainable from http://www.dse/co.nz

>4. Will I need to copy from the LP to the HD first, and subsequently burn a CD from the file on the HD?

Yes, that would be the best way.

>Incidentally, I am a subscriber to NZ PC World

PressF1 'helpers' are not affilated to PC World - we all like to help 'cos we're nice people..... erm..... mainly ;)