No stereo, only mono channel available.

I don’t have a stereo option available in my sound icon for audio devices when I attempt to download with a USB connection cassette tape player. I have seen this problem addressed when you can’t download stereo, but the solution doesn’t work on my computer. I go into my computer sound sytem by clicking on my speaker icon in lower left corner and attempt to change my microphone USB PnP Sound device to 2 channels, but there is no 2 channel option! The only options listed are: 1 channel 16 bit 44100 Hz (CD quality), and 1 channel 16 bit 4800 Hz (DVD quality).

So I don’t have the option to select 2 channel 16 bit 44100Hz. I can listen to cd’s on my computer, so I know it has stereo capabilities. Any solution to this problem???

I have Audacity 2.0.5 downloaded and Windows Vista operating system. Thanks for any help…

Are you right-clicking over the correct device?

Look on the “Recording” tab of Windows “Sound”, not the “Playback” tab. Unplug your USB cassette converter from the computer, plug it back in, then look for the device that appears. Right-click over that device, choose Properties, then click the “Advanced” tab.

Try another USB cable if that does not help. Many of the cables that come with USB converters are unfit for use.

If your computer has a blue line-in port and the cassette converter has a headphones output, you can record stereo that way. Just buy a stereo TRS cable with the correct jackplugs. The plug should be 1/8 inch for the computer line-in. The headphones jack on the converter may be 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch. Then set Audacity in Device Toolbar to record from line-in.