No matter what I try, I cannot record from the ezcap cassette player. I recorded some audio of youtube on audacity, but cannot get anything from the cassette player. I am using windows 10 and version 2.3.2. Here are the settings in Audacity: MME/Microphone array (USB pnp audio)/2 (stereo) recording channels/Speakers (Realtech High Definition).
When I hit monitor or record, NOTHING comes through from the cassette player (I can hear it through the headphones plugged into the cassette player.)
My computer says that the microphone array is enabled.
Here are the settings in Audacity: MME/Microphone array (USB pnp audio)/2 (stereo) recording channels/Speakers (Realtech High Definition).
That is your [u]Recording Device[/u], right? (There are separate selections for recording & playback devices.)
(I can hear it through the headphones plugged into the cassette player.)
Thanks. That’s good to know. The analog comes first in the chain so If the analog isn’t working the digital won’t work.
If you have a desktop/tower computer with a regular soundcard, you can connect headphone-out to line-in on (blue) on the soundcard. (The mic-in on a laptop is “wrong” for a line-level or headphone-level signal.)
…I have to go offline for a little while now, but I may have more later.
If you have another USB cable, try it. (But, since Windows is seeing the device the cable is probably OK.)
Right-click the Windows Speaker/volume icon and select Sound Settings.
Select the USB device and navigate to [u]Listen to this device[/u]. You should be able to hear the cassette player through your computer speakers (even with no applications running) and if that works it proves the digital audio is getting-into the computer, and Audacity should be able to record it.
If “nothing’s working”, right-click the Windows Start icon and open the Device Manager. Open Universal Serial Bus Controllers (at the bottom of the list). Right-click on the USB audio device and select Uninstall Device. Unplug and re-plug the USB and the driver should automatically re-install and sometimes it will reset-reconfigure the driver and start working. (These things use the standard Microsoft supplied drivers.)
…Those little USB cassette players are obviously “cheap” and lots of people have trouble with them.
I am using the provided cord into a usb port.