tape to mp3


heather albright
 

Hay has anyone had any success of taking old tape cassettes and transferring the media to mp3 format? I saw a cassette player that had mp3 as well off amazon. It claimed you can put your old media directly to mp3 format with this player. So thought to ask the list, is it this simple or is there something else one needs to do. I am trying to empty my mom’s cassette box. Cheers Heather

 

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David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hi, Heather.
There are several ways in which you could convert cassette tapes into digital MP3 files and I am hardly an expert in this.
I used a Plextalk Pocket to do this. The Pocket is a small Daisy player, similar in many ways to the Victor Stream. The Pocket, which I believe is no longer being updated, is a great recording device. I just connected the Pocket to a tape player and recorded directly onto the Pocket. I then connected the Pocket to my computer's USB port and transferred the files to my PC. I imagine you could do a similar transfer with the Victor Stream. There are also software packages which could probably allow you to record directly from your computer. Audacity is free of cost and others, such as Gold Wave or Total Recorder, are reasonably priced.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 12/8/2020 2:46 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hay has anyone had any success of taking old tape cassettes and transferring the media to mp3 format? I saw a cassette player that had mp3 as well off amazon. It claimed you can put your old media directly to mp3 format with this player. So thought to ask the list, is it this simple or is there something else one needs to do. I am trying to empty my mom’s cassette box. Cheers Heather

 

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Gene
 

There are such machines but I'd be suspicious of the quality of a lot of them. I wonder, for example, how many allow you to use Dolby in the transfer. I'm not saying you can't get a machine that will do this well or reasonably well, but if the situation is similar to that regarding turntables that are used for this, be careful and look for a good machine.

Gene

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Subject: [TechTalk] tape to mp3



Hay has anyone had any success of taking old tape cassettes and transferring the media to mp3 format? I saw a cassette player that had mp3 as well off amazon. It claimed you can put your old media directly to mp3 format with this player. So thought to ask the list, is it this simple or is there something else one needs to do. I am trying to empty my mom’s cassette box. Cheers Heather



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goshawk on horseback
 

I would second this. just about all the machines that I have come across, that do this in house as it were, tend to be of rather poor quality, especially when it comes to the tape deck. if the tapes are all of perfect quality, you can just about get away with it, but in general, such machines are designed to be cheep and cheerful, rather than of decent quality.

Simon

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There are such machines but I'd be suspicious of the quality of a lot of them. I wonder, for example, how many allow you to use Dolby in the transfer. I'm not saying you can't get a machine that will do this well or reasonably well, but if the situation is similar to that regarding turntables that are used for this, be careful and look for a good machine.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 1:46 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] tape to mp3



Hay has anyone had any success of taking old tape cassettes and transferring the media to mp3 format? I saw a cassette player that had mp3 as well off amazon. It claimed you can put your old media directly to mp3 format with this player. So thought to ask the list, is it this simple or is there something else one needs to do. I am trying to empty my mom’s cassette box. Cheers Heather



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goshawk on horseback
 


personally, I would recommend the new arthax, as it has a nice feature which actually lets one monitor the output, which is super handy for setting levels, eq settings if using a hardware eq, and such things.
 
Simon
 
 

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Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tape to mp3

Hi, Heather.
There are several ways in which you could convert cassette tapes into digital MP3 files and I am hardly an expert in this.
I used a Plextalk Pocket to do this. The Pocket is a small Daisy player, similar in many ways to the Victor Stream. The Pocket, which I believe is no longer being updated, is a great recording device. I just connected the Pocket to a tape player and recorded directly onto the Pocket. I then connected the Pocket to my computer's USB port and transferred the files to my PC. I imagine you could do a similar transfer with the Victor Stream. There are also software packages which could probably allow you to record directly from your computer. Audacity is free of cost and others, such as Gold Wave or Total Recorder, are reasonably priced.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 12/8/2020 2:46 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hay has anyone had any success of taking old tape cassettes and transferring the media to mp3 format? I saw a cassette player that had mp3 as well off amazon. It claimed you can put your old media directly to mp3 format with this player. So thought to ask the list, is it this simple or is there something else one needs to do. I am trying to empty my mom’s cassette box. Cheers Heather

 

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heather albright
 

I do not have these players. I only have 1 box of cassettes and it is not full! Thank you all for your help! Heather

 

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personally, I would recommend the new arthax, as it has a nice feature which actually lets one monitor the output, which is super handy for setting levels, eq settings if using a hardware eq, and such things.

 

Simon

 

 

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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tape to mp3

 

Hi, Heather.
There are several ways in which you could convert cassette tapes into digital MP3 files and I am hardly an expert in this.
I used a Plextalk Pocket to do this. The Pocket is a small Daisy player, similar in many ways to the Victor Stream. The Pocket, which I believe is no longer being updated, is a great recording device. I just connected the Pocket to a tape player and recorded directly onto the Pocket. I then connected the Pocket to my computer's USB port and transferred the files to my PC. I imagine you could do a similar transfer with the Victor Stream. There are also software packages which could probably allow you to record directly from your computer. Audacity is free of cost and others, such as Gold Wave or Total Recorder, are reasonably priced.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 12/8/2020 2:46 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hay has anyone had any success of taking old tape cassettes and transferring the media to mp3 format? I saw a cassette player that had mp3 as well off amazon. It claimed you can put your old media directly to mp3 format with this player. So thought to ask the list, is it this simple or is there something else one needs to do. I am trying to empty my mom’s cassette box. Cheers Heather

 

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