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Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by bkbiswas » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:35 am

I am using windows vista.
I am trying to record through output from a cassette player using the blue input jack. I have gone through all the remedies suggested in this forum. The audio device is neither recognized by the computer nor by the audacity when I select the record button. Even if I try using the microphone input, it is not recognized.
I do not encounter any trouble in recording using the microphone jack in my laptop with windows 7 as OS with the same cassette player.
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Re: Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:51 am

It is better to start a new topic than attach to someone else's topic, so I started this for you.
bkbiswas wrote:I am using windows vista.
I am trying to record through output from a cassette player using the blue input jack. I have gone through all the remedies suggested in this forum. The audio device is neither recognized by the computer nor by the audacity when I select the record button. Even if I try using the microphone input, it is not recognized.
I do not encounter any trouble in recording using the microphone jack in my laptop with windows 7 as OS with the same cassette player.

I suggest you try enabling the line-in in "Sound" in Windows if you have not already done so. it is better to say exactly what you have done so far, the more detail the better.

To enable line-in in Windows:

  1. Make sure the line-in cable to the blue input fits tightly
  2. Right-click over the speaker icon in the System Tray > Recording Devices
  3. Right-click anywhere inside the Recording tab and choose "Show disabled devices" then right-click again and check "Show Disconnected Devices"
  4. Right-click specifically over the line-in, choose "Enable"
  5. Right-click once again over line-in, choose "Set as Default Device"
  6. Right-click once again over line-in, click Properties then the "Levels" tab and ensure the volume slider is turned up and unmuted
  7. Click OK
  8. Restart Audacity.

If line-in does not show in Windows, your audio drivers are probably incorrect. See here for help http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Updat ... ce_Drivers .


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Re: Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by bkbiswas » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:56 pm

Thank you Gale
The line-in is already showing in windows.
However, I have carried out all 8 of your instructions.
I am still getting the sane pop-up window after clicking the record button saying "Error while opening ... ...project sample rate.
Before posting my topic the recording started once only, never to start again. I have disconnected and re-connected the cable over and over again.
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Re: Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:02 am

bkbiswas wrote:I am still getting the sane pop-up window after clicking the record button saying "Error while opening ... ...project sample rate.

Please try all the steps here:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/fa ... und_device .

Make sure you are selecting line-in as the input device in Audacity's Device Toolbar .


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Re: unexpected error message

Permanent link to this post Posted by bkbiswas » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:19 am

Dear Gale
Thank you very much, but I am facing the same problem after going through all that the link suggested.
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Re: unexpected error message

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:08 am

Please help by replying in your own topic rather than attaching replies to other people's topics. I have moved your post back to this topic.
bkbiswas wrote:Thank you very much, but I am facing the same problem after going through all that the link suggested.

Does Windows sound recorder record?

Make sure line-in is default recording device in Windows Sound (step 5 here viewtopic.php?p=199967#p199967 ).

Click the Windows globe. Type "sound recorder" (without quotes) in the search box. Double-click sound recorder when it appears in the search results. Play a cassette and press the Record button. Save as a WMA file. Did you record anything?


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Re: Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by bkbiswas » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:06 am

Yes it is recording
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Re: Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by bkbiswas » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:23 pm

I have observed the following.
When I type "Sound Recording" in windows, it records from the cassette player.
When I try recording through Audacity from the same cassette player, I get the error window.
After closing Audacity NOW, if I try recording in windows, it does NOT record and I get information "An audio recording devise cannot be found"
Now, if I re-start the computer I can again record in windows.
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Re: Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:22 am

bkbiswas wrote:I have observed the following.
When I type "Sound Recording" in windows, it records from the cassette player.
When I try recording through Audacity from the same cassette player, I get the error window.

After establishing that Sound Recorder records the cassette player, try choosing "Microsoft Sound Mapper - Input" in Audacity's Device Toolbar.

bkbiswas wrote:After closing Audacity NOW, if I try recording in windows, it does NOT record and I get information "An audio recording devise cannot be found"
Now, if I re-start the computer I can again record in windows.

I think your computer audio is broken. What is the make and model number of the computer? Is it a branded computer like Dell, Lenovo or HP?


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Re: Can't record from cassette player

Permanent link to this post Posted by bkbiswas » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:44 am

It is DEL XPS 430
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