I need to copy some material I have on audio cassette. The DVD EZMaker 7 is a audio jack to USB conversion device. It comes with a Video editor that can capture video & audio. It is overkill for capturing audio.
Audacity’s Input shows the device as an option, but when I choose it, no audio comes in.
Anyone have any experience that might offer me a clue to making this work?
These things almost always come with dead simple video software to get you going. Use that to get the composite. Some systems don’t like having nothing at the video hose. They require some video signal in order to digitize the composite. Some make a “fake” video signal just so something happens. What do the instructions say?
I’ll not be surprised if the device doesn’t work with Audacity. Audacity requires a normal stream of audio data to record, which may not be possible with this device.
Look in the recording tab of the Windows Sound Control Panel and see if the device appears as a recording device. If it does, then see if you can get the meters (in the recording tab of the Sound Control Panel) to respond to audio input. I suspect that won’t work, in which case the device won’t work with Audacity. If it does work in the Sound Control Panel, then it should be possible to get it working with Audacity. Let us know how it goes.
What file do you save, with what extension? If you only have the audio plugs connected to the device, then I assume you are already saving a video file with audio only. If so then you can bypass the Adobe step and drag the video file into Audacity, provided you have FFmpeg installed.