converting cassetes to Cds

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    I've been looking into doing this----any tips that may help?
     
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    Umm.. Yeah.. Spring for the actual CD. The sound difference of cassette vs. cd is outstanding... The only things I'd bother with are the things that you know for a fact have not been rereleased on CD...but expect them to sound grainy...
     
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    waste of time to try to burn a cassette onto a CD huh?
     
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    In my opinion, yes.. You've gotta get the burner, pay for the CDs, spend the time... Whereas you can find MOST older CDs in used bookstores for about $6.. and new releases for about $13..
     
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    And the quality was bad huh? Already have a burner and blank CDs
     
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    I'm not too fussy about the quality. Looked around for the software yesterday but didn't get any as I got many different answers. Is the connector from the cassette player to the pc just a Y connector? Got 2 wires coming out of the cassette but only 1 line in on the pc.
     
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    Make sure you get the stereo connector, and not the mono, though, unless you really want to squash the sound.
     
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    Here's the answer I got back:

    I have not done this myself but it should be a simple matter of
    connecting your cassette player's output (headphone or l/r channel
    outputs) to the line in connection on your computer's sound card, then
    firing up a sound recorder (there are many to choose from on the
    Internet, and even the windows built-in sound recorder might do a decent
    job).

    Then hit record on the software and play on the cassette recorder. When
    finished recording, you will have a .wav file you can save on your
    computer. You can then either burn that file directly to a cd using
    your computer's cd burner (you must have one of these), or you can first
    run it through a variety of "cleanup" applications to remove background
    static, white noise, crop the music to remove gaps before and after a
    song, add fades, etc. I don't have any recommendations as to which
    software to use for this, but the Internet should be able to help.

    That's my assumptions on this process anyways. It's not blow by blow,
    but like I said, I don't have firsthand knowledge of the process or tools.
     
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    Thanks--between SE, you and some researching I came up with the same answers !--I love when that happens--I have what i need and gonna give it a shot today!
     
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    I agree, buy the CDs; just make sure that you download them to your computer immediately after you buy them! This guarantees you that the purity of your songs will remain in tact.
     

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