Inquiry from TV-Stereo Forum

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-18-01, 07:32 AM
Smokey
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up

Good Morning, DoItYourselfers:

There's a question lurking on the Small Appliances-TV and
Stereo forum that is better served by this community. Here is the question:

I use a free-to-air digital satellite receiver and have recorded music tracks from various free digital radio broadcasters onto VHS video tape. What I would like to do is copy these music trackcs onto my PC, convert them into MP3 files and enjoy them ! Can anyone suggest a way of going about this ? ( The MP3 part I can handle myself ) I use a Creative Labs 1024 Player Value sound card in my PC.

Thanks 808


If anyone has a good answer, please help this person. I do pretty well with computers but haven't dabbled in this field yet.

Smokey
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-18-01, 08:33 AM
BSB's Avatar
BSB
BSB is offline
Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: GB, WI
Posts: 782
Get a TV in vid card and SB Live! or line in sound card, then you can play into your pc and record and x-form right there. You may need to put a reciever in between the two.

Brian
 
  #3  
Old 06-18-01, 08:34 AM
Bazooka227
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Plug the VCR's line out into the sound card's line in (most likely w/ a RCA - mini stereo plug - looks like a y adapter). There should be some software bundled w/ the sound card to record that to at least a wav file, or perhaps the mp3 software can do the recording straight to mp3.

Not sure what the sound quality will be like since the source is a VHS. Is the VCR at least stereo?
 
  #4  
Old 06-18-01, 10:09 AM
808
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up Thanks...

...I wasn't sure which forum to post this question in
Problem one. VCR does not have any AV sockets only a single scart socket. A scart lead goes from this socket into a DVD player and both its audio output and that of the VCR (mono) goes through a Harman/Kardon AV 100 amp. I know the sound quality is not going to be much good after recording onto the computer but with the help of some audio restoration shareware I think I can tweak it a bit and I'll use Ejay MP3 Pro to convert the .wav files into MP3 files...but I still need to go from my amp to the computer sound card. Thanks for your help so far. 808
 
  #5  
Old 06-18-01, 10:39 AM
BSB's Avatar
BSB
BSB is offline
Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: GB, WI
Posts: 782
You could get real "techinical" and put the computer mic next to the tv speaker. that should give you near perfect sound quality. hehe

Brian
 
  #6  
Old 06-18-01, 11:44 AM
808
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Wink Near perfect....

...complete with a buzz in the background...thanks but it's sorted.
I removed the audio phono leads from the Harmon, connected these to a phono-3.5mm jack plug lead, plugged that into the Line Input socket in the sound card and Hey Presto I can now get the tracks onto the PC !

Thanks for your replies and humor. 808
 
  #7  
Old 06-20-01, 01:25 PM
Gary Tait
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Simple, get an SCART to RCA adapter.
 
  #8  
Old 06-20-01, 01:31 PM
808
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up What a great forum this is...

That is a really good idea !

Thanks, I'll do that.

Clive
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes