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Vinyl to Digital

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by SayWhat?, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    I have it, but it isn't recognized for some reason. Maybe the wrong version or something.
     
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  3. billsharpe

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    Audacity works from any sound device that has an aux out port. I've been using it for years to transfer cassette tapes and old records -- 33, 45, and 78 rpm -- to MP3 files on my computer.

    If your tape or other source contains multiple songs you can extract individual songs from within Audacity. Audacity does a pretty good job of cleaning up pops and hisses from old records.
     
  4. SayWhat?

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    Where is the album art stored? Most of the old albums were able to pull the album art and other information off the web through Windows Media Player. A few of them only pulled the information, but not the art. I have the album covers and could take pictures, crop, resize, etc., but I can't find where to put them so they'll appear in WMP.

    Edit: I found them. They're in the album directories but you have to unhide protected system files and folders.
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    Well, that was a lot easier than I expected. Found all the art on the web and was able to just paste it into WMP which did all the rest. Don't know why it wouldn't find them through the internal "Find album info" process.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    Been messing around with this on and off for quite a while. A day here, a day there as I have time.


    Found out that the levels were too low on some of the sides recorded. Really didn't want to re-record them if possible. Found an 'Amplify' tool in Audacity that does the trick quite well. Only thing is you have to re-export the files when done.
     

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