relevant facts / specs:
Lenovo all-in-one PC running Windows 10
have tried connecting cassette player to PC via both
male to male from player’s head phone jack and
red and white (RCA?) from the player’s “out” jacks
- I’ve made sure both the default RealTek and available lenovo mic drivers are current
No matter what I try, when I attempt to record in Audacity, the visual sound wave in the audacity screen is very linear with almost no vertical dimension…and, the audio quality, if I can hear anything at all, is very static-y, like an out-of-range AM radio station.
The sound quality of my tapes is just fine, via both the player’s headphone jack and speakers. And, the PC’s speakers are fine when I play off iTunes.
From all I’ve read (and hopefully understood correctly), I cant figure out what other failure points could be causing the problem. Could it be some kind of feedback or interference if cassette player and PC are too close (my cables are both ~ 3 ft)? Could the mic jack itself be defective, independent of the driver (I’ve never used it before). Could there be some obscure setting I need to turn on/off?
I have over a hundred cassettes I want to convert to mp3s and this is very frustrating.