recording old audio cassettes (SOLVED)

Newtime user. Don’t know if question got posted. Trying to record old cassettes using headphone jack to line-in. Only hearing out of one speaker. Can it get it to play out of both?

Audacity > Preferences > Devices > Recording > Channels > 2-Channel (Stereo).

Make sure your audio cable plug is all the way in.

Do you have two sockets like this?



That didn’t work. Still only hearing from one speaker.

Check your cable. Is it a 1/8" or 1/4" headphone jack? Do the plugs on both ends of the cable have three connections?

Note the first picture.

– Bill

They are mini jacks with two ridges. I believe they’re 1/8 (the same plug that goes into the “line-in” on the iMac.

Got it! I pushed both jacks in hard and it must not have been making a good connection, because now it works. Thanks!

Marked as solved.