- January 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm #28491
Hello,I am recording cassettes to cd from my stereo to line in and burning them to cds.January 21, 2009 at 12:34 am #30955
Hi Susie,If the songs play correctly once in your music match library, thats a good start. Most people dont have the facility to get that far! Unfortunately, it also means a hardware problem is the most likely cause. Since you are getting the music into your computer, and it plays ok, then the problem is making it leave your computer again.I can think of 3 most likely possibilities. There could be a setting in your burning software that you have missed, which is causing the cds to be burnt at a higher speed. Some software does allow you to make small adjustments to this, but usually no more than a few percent faster and slower than the original. Which software are you using to burn with?Secondly, there may be a problem with your burner thats just developed. Have you burnt any other cd's successfully recently? Try choosing music from a different folder and burning that, just to test.One more possibility is that its not your computer or the cd at all.. have you tried playing the disc in more than one cd player? I know its stating the obvious but if you havent done so, take the disc that runs too fast and try it in a different cd player instead.If none of these appear to be the problem, then we'll need more information. I'm not familiar with musicmatch jukebox, so I dont know how it does things. Are you using a 'direct burn' method at all.. ie. the software is copying the cassette, storing it in a temp file then burning directly to disc? Or are you using the software to upload the songs onto your computer, and then, in a separate process, burning the music to disc? If you are storing the music first, what format are you saving the music as.. ie. mp3, wav, m4a, etc?What CPU, RAM, and operating system are you using?**To obtain this information in both XP and Vista, click on Start, then right click on My Computer and select properties. This will bring up a window called System Properties. On the 'General' tab on this window, you'll see all of this information.
Mitz from Tips4pcJanuary 21, 2009 at 6:13 am #30956
Though I have ripped hundreds if not thousands of cd's I have never ripped a tape so please excuse any ignorant comments.1. Are you just directly ripping the tapes then encoding or are you encoding as you go ?2. Are you using any type of a sound recorder ?3. What bit rate ? (128 kbs is probably going to be suitable, unless your a perfectionist)also on just about every cd I have ever encoded I have always used just to channelsBearJanuary 21, 2009 at 7:01 am #30957
Here's a few more questions to confuse the situation…LOLIs your computer up to date with Windows Updates?Is there a problem with your sound driver? If the cd works in other devices or stereos then this might be the problem. Here's a few things to try:
January 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm #30958
- Reduce the sound cards hardware acceleration level ..Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Volume tab>Speaker settings area>Advanced button>Then move slider to reduce hardware acceleration.
- Download an updated version of your sound cards driver. Something you have installed has caused a problem with it.
- Do a system restore if the sound was working a few days ago.
I actually have tried burning again from windows media player, thinking it was musicmatch that was the problem.January 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm #30959
Did you install a fresh sound card driver? Let me know if you need help to try this..January 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm #30960
No I didn't try that, because all my other songs that are in my library, are burning fine.January 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm #30961
I convert cassettes to cd regularly. I copy the cassettes into my computer using my line-in via a program called audiograbber, but the principles should be the same. If you'll stick with it, and supply answers to all the questions, I am sure we can work this out for you. We can't help you without sufficient information!Audio cassettes are analog, not digital. They are converted into a digital file as they are recorded by your software, then saved into a folder.1. When you look at the converted files in the folder, what extension are they? ie mp3, wav. m4a etc.2. What bitrate are they? ie 128kps, 192kps, 64kps etc. If you cant work this out, then tell me the approximate average file size of these files.. ie 2000kb (approx. 2MB)
Mitz from Tips4pcJanuary 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm #30962
I looked and when I am recording, it says digital.January 22, 2009 at 8:34 pm #30963
I changed it to analog and it still sounds like chipmunks????susieJanuary 28, 2009 at 11:26 pm #30964
If you do find the answer to your problem, please let us know, as we are extremely interested in the solution.January 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm #30965
No I did not figure this out.January 29, 2009 at 6:29 pm #30966
I wonder … if there an option available that shows something like 'Effects'?January 30, 2009 at 12:19 am #30967
Yeah, I don't have anything like that on my cassette player.January 30, 2009 at 12:39 am #30968
Am still groping here, susie …
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