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12-26-2005, 05:51 PM
I used a prinz portable radio to record some
audio ie an interview
I connected the prinz to a music centre using
one of the auzilaries at the back of the music centre

the socket in the prinz radio was marked left speaker

I managed to record an interview

then i wanted to put that audio into my comp and turn it
into an mp3 file

I was using audacity software

the tape played well but the signal did nt get into audacity

when I put in a commercial music cassette then the signal
came up......... a wavy blue line.... and I got a good recording and mp3 file

I m using a mono jack plug out of the music centre

and a mono jack plug into the mike socket of the comp

I would asume the music centre is putting out a mono signal

but I can t understand why my comp and audacity are not

picking it up

if I play the radio say vhf and run that into the comp

then I can easily make a recording

what have I got to do to get my cassette recording into the
computor ?

any ideas ?

I listened to it through headphones and the sound was in there
if only in one ear

I ve tried putting the audio into the comp using the auxilary sockets

I ve tried everything

its obviously a mono signal but why can t my audacity software pick it up ?

I ve also tried recording using my arcsoft video impression software

but nothing gets in from the tape

I turn off the tape and play a bit of vhf radio and bingo
both audacity and video impression pick it up and make an audio file

I m baffled any ideas ??

Mike Anderson
12-26-2005, 08:35 PM
i don t know what a music centre

or a prinz portable radio is

but if this is some new kind of poetry

it s really really bad