Monday, July 26, 2010

Cheapest Way to Rip from Cassette Tape to MP3

Do you just found some old cassette tapes when tidying up for christmas? Do you want to copy it to your PC and burn it into CD or DVD? You could rip your cassette tape to MP3 for the cost of a cable. The first thing you need is to connect your cassette player to your PC soundcard, then play the cassette whilst recording on your PC. There are several recording software which will help you do the recording, some of them are free to download such as Audacity and Magix Audio Cleaning Lab. If you record your cassette tape to MP3 format (at 128 kbps) the file size will be around 1MB per minute, or if you are using WAV format it will be around 10MB per minute.
The last thing you need to do is to burn the audio files to the CD or DVD. You could use free software such as CDBurnerXP and ImgBurn or for more professional output you could buy any commercial software to burn into CD and DVD such as Nero Burning Software.