View Full Version : How to record audio from tape and then put it into MP3

The Student
02-03-2003, 10:29 AM
Hi there!

I know this is a common question asked alot, but to make a long story short, I already know how to convert Wav - Mp3! So no discussion there...

Okay, my question is though, what equipment do I need? To start off, I need a stereo, sound card, speakers...got all that and a wave editor too.... or some sort.

Now, do I need some special RCA cables? I've been following the info from Nero and it appears that there is a RCA cable - red, white, + miniplug.

Is this the real reason, I'm not able to record any sound successfully to my computer?

I've already, had a browse through Dick Smith catalogue book, but saw something similar, but the RCA cable were (sockets) not (plugs). Has anyone got this and if so how much did it cost?


02-03-2003, 10:52 AM
The cable required is a very common audio cable:

3.5mm stereo plug to 2 x RCA plugs.

It is avaiable from Dick Smiths Cat. C1240.

The Student
02-03-2003, 01:11 PM
Hi Bazza,

Thanks. Will write this down.

Will try copying audio from tape again. It doesn't seem to be easy as it looks though.......


02-03-2003, 08:38 PM
Hi Student: Like most things it is easy when you know how.

I've recordered mp3's & burn't to CD audio, from several sources, like tape, radio, vcr,cd, vinyl, etc, with good results.

Give me a call if you would like more information.