HELP RECORDING - I am trying to copy a cassette to an .mp3 file using Audacity 2.1.0 in Windows 10. I have the player plugged in to the front mic panel. I can hear the tape through the speakers. When I click the record button (Audacity) the timeline pulses but does not move or record. Nothing is recorded.
Make sure you’ve selected the microphone input as your [u]Recording Device[/u].
I have the player plugged in to the front mic panel.
That can “work” but a microphone input is about 100 times too sensitive for a line-level or headphone-level signal. You won’t get the best quality and it’s probably a mono input. (Mono is not a problem if you have a mono recording.) If you have a desktop/tower computer, plug-into line-in (blue) on your soundcard. (And of course, select line-in as your recording device.) If you have a laptop with no line-in and you want better quality you can get a USB audio interface with line inputs.