Help and guidance required

I want to record my dj mixes from mini discs onto my computer, maybe clean them up and send them out to people and forums. Make some cds too but I’m pretty useless when it comes to computers. Any suggestion or pointers in the right direction would be very welcome.
Thanks in advance,
marts73.

So you want to record the output of a MiniDisc player into your computer?

As long as you have a Line In (some Laptops don’t nowadays), it’s easy. Plug the Line Out of the MiniDisc player (or the headphone out) into the Line In on your sound card, and then open up Audacity and set it to use the Line In input in the Edit → Preferences → Audio I/O menu.

Now when you press record you should be capturing whatever audio is going into your Line In (make sure the Record volume is turned up in Audacity, there is a slider with a mic icon next to it on Audacity’s main page, make sure that’s all the way to the right).