Converting tape to MP3

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Re: Converting tape to MP3

Post by billw58 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:39 pm

Sigismond wrote:"once PnP Audio Device is selected the input level meter shows activity"

do you mean even when not recording yet, in which case, no.
At this point you are looking at the Mac System Preferences, so whether or not you are recording is irrelevant.

So now you are saying that:
- when the cassette is connected to the Mac and playing a cassette
- when you select PnP Audio Device in the Mac Audio System Preferences
- the input level meters in the Mac Audio System Preferences do not show activity.

That is different from what you said in your previous post, which was that you saw activity for two seconds and then nothing.

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Re: Converting tape to MP3

Post by kozikowski » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:02 am

Just to cover the bases, you never posted that you are running Audacity 2.2.2. Are you?

I think some of the confusion may be you're leaving out pieces when you post. We can't see your machine and we don't know what's happening unless you tell us.

Just from the postings so far, it's my guess you have a bad connection with the player.

Audacity will not automatically connect with something you plug in. Audacity only checks for connections when it starts. So if your connection has problems after Audacity is already running, Audacity may lose the player and it won't come back by itself. This may give you scrambled error messages that don't seem to make sense

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Re: Converting tape to MP3

Post by Sigismond » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:54 am

Yes, I can see activity in the Mac preferences when the tape is playing.

Yes, I downloaded audacity 2.2.2

When I open audacity, I see, in front of the microphone icon (not in front of the speaker one: "click to start monitoring"

So, I start the recorded cassette and click on "register".

It now does not even begin but says "error when opening the audio peripheral device, try changing the audio host, the recording peripheral device and the rate of sampling of the project."
I don't know what is the audio host and the rate of the project, and changing the peripheral device is absurd.
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Re: Converting tape to MP3

Post by steve » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:34 am

Sigismond wrote:Yes, I can see activity in the Mac preferences when the tape is playing.
Please send a screenshot of that so that we can see exactly what you are seeing there.
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Re: Converting tape to MP3

Post by Sigismond » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:06 pm

Here it is joined, and one of the audacity commands.
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Re: Converting tape to MP3

Post by billw58 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:29 pm

Try choosing "2 canal" next to "USB PnP Audio Device".
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Re: Converting tape to MP3

Post by kozikowski » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Try choosing "2 canal" next to "USB PnP Audio Device".
That's my guess. Some USB devices will attach either way, but many will not. It's a stereo device, so you should connect it stereo the whole way.

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