Importing a mini DV tape to Audacity

I have audio on a mini DV tape. Is there a way to import it.

Sure. If you have one of the slightly earlier MacBook Pros that has a Stereo Line-In…

Plug in a 1/8" stereo jumper cable …

… between your Mini DV Player Headphone out and that circle with two black arrows on the Mac. Tell Audacity to record from the Mac “Built-In Audio” connection and press record in Audacity and Play on the tape.

You may have to adjust sound levels. Pick the loudest part of the show and make sure it doesn’t overload – go all the way up on the sound meter or max out the blue waves.