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Cassette to CD and MP3
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84 of 90 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2011
glad I got the item at a reduced rate in Amazon.
I'm not very good at dealing with new technology, but am pleased to be able to get my cassette music onto the pc with this software. But gaps between tracks seem to only be recognised on the pc through this software when I'm using a cassette of songs thats been previously made up ie a greatest hits compilation for example. The problem though is with cassettes that I put together myself years ago where there is hardly any gap between the tracks. When I put this type of cassette on the pc the gaps were overall not recognised by the software on the pc and the major problem for me is understanding how to create the gaps on the pc using the software - this bit is all too complicated and there's not enough simple, clear, straightforward instructions for the not-technology-minded, so I am now at a loss and can only think I'll have to record one track at a time from this cassette onto the pc instead of recording the whole side of the cassette in one go. A bit of a nuisance but then again there should be better and more fuller instructions available, which there aren't, and there isn't a telephone helpline in the UK for this software which is a pity because if there were the problem may be a lot easier to tackle.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 7 July 2011
The instructions seem simple enough to understand but actually getting it to work is a totally different mater indeed! Very disappointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2012
In the booklet, it explains that the "included" audio lead must be connected. The audio lead is not INCLUDED and the unit cannot be used without it. So, it cost me more money and delay in getting it set up. The unit is not quite so straightforward to use either.

So, DISAPPOINTED
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2011
I have this software running on Windows 7 and it is so full of bugs that it is a labour of love to get it to work. For each cassette I convert every other fails and so I have to start all over again. NOT RECOMMENDED
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2012
I'm giving this 1 star because I can't give it none!

None of these devices are necessary to record from a tape deck onto a computer!

To avoid the expense, simply download Audacity, make sure it's the latest version and then visit their Wikis for the instructions. It's so simple you'll laugh.

Hardware wise all you need to ensure is that the tape/record deck has a line out. Connect it to the Line In on the desktop, adjust sound properties to make the Line In the default recording device and hey presto.

Don't be ripped off, save yourself time and money and do it yourself!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2011
Advertised as an easy to use method for transferring taped music to CD. The process is tortuous, overcomplicated and painfully slow. I've lost count of how much time I have wasted trying to operate this and have finally lost patience. I am returning it for a refund
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 9 May 2012
Installation easy, from there on, no joy with tape to computer. Tried my hardest to get a result via windows media player etc. My Poor old Gershwin tape ( one side ) broken down into twenty-eight files, and a bit of a stammer! In the end had to return the Item. Saying that, many seem to have set it up OK. I do require more instruction
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 11 April 2012
Very hard to get software to work. Either records silence or distorts. When it does work quality is not good. Do not buy
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2013
Software of this product seems to work OK (I'm still using 'XP Home' operating system. For some reason I had trouble getting the CD Rom to load: It kept on just spinning at high speed in my laptops drive but nothing would happen. Eventually, I managed to get it to load.

The pamphlet instructions confused me: Page 3 instruction number 3 should surely tell you to connect to your computers microphone socket, NOT the headphone socket.

Once I had managed to load the CD Rom the software works quite well, but I found it a bit hard working it out.

I have used a (newly purchased)Sony Walkman Cassette Player with this product and it works quite well.

Actually, I prefer to use the Audio Input Jack on my laptop instead of the microphone socket (in conjunction with the "Line Volume" option) in the "Available Sources" section of the product software under "Settings". Doing this means that, even though I'm using only 'XP Home' operating system, I can listen to my recordings(through either the laptops speakers or ear/headphones) whilst recording is in progress - much better!

I was pleased with the quality of the recordings - especially if saved in uncompressed WAV format.

I'm glad I bought this product as it secures priceless family recordings originally made on the ever fragile cassette tape system (or an open reel machine if you still have a working one of those!).

Of course, once these recordings are on your computer you can then back them up using external drives, USB memory sticks or - if in the appropiate format, MP3 or CD - I think that is great!

Thanks!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2011
I found this product hopeless. Could not save the content of the cassettes on to my PC. I am using Windows 7.
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