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    Techie Help Required - Transfer of LP's to Ipod

    Mod & Ed
    I'm after some technical help cos I'm a stupid old woman!!

    My oh ( who I would usually ask about technical issues ) has decided to part with his beloved hifi seperates and huge ( 4ft high ) speakers as space is at a premium and lo's fingers keep touching.
    He has lot's of LP's collected over the years, and when I asked what he was going to do with them, he said bung em in the loft.
    Is there anyway I can transfer them all onto an ipod for him? Or is it possible to buy a record player that has built in speakers and doesn't need anything else except a plug to make it work?

    Take pity on a middle aged woman who can just basically turn the telly on as long as the remote isn't too complicated and is prob on the verge of menopause, please keep it simple, one syllable words I can understand ( nothing ending in off though please )

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    i bought a turntable with built in speakers and radio from argos

    Original Poster Mod & Ed

    pinkshaz

    i bought a turntable with built in speakers and radio from argos



    Thanks, does it have a usb connection? x

    not my one sorry but there are others that do have and they werent that expensvie x

    Is there anyway I can transfer them all onto an ipod for him?



    Yes and you can do this for about £3.00 - £4.00 layout. You need a 3.5mm to RCA Aux-In Phono Audio Cable and Free sound recorder software

    google.co.uk/search?q=sound+recorder&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

    http://i52.tinypic.com/20giqag.jpg

    Has your guy still got the hifi seperates and speakers. If so get one of these cables connect the two RCA into your amp and the other end into the part of the PC that you normally put your headphones in.

    Press record on your Free sound recorder software, and put stylus to vinyl. When each side comes to a end, press pause or stop.

    If you check out Youtube, without a doubt someone must have made a tutorial showing how to do this.

    The Free sound recorder files will be in mp3 format, all you do is google a free audio converter, you will need a converter that will let you convert mp3 to m4p. m4p is the format you need for ipod.




    Edited by: "Ascot" 6th Dec 2010

    Original Poster Mod & Ed

    Ascot

    Yes and you can do this for about £3.00 - £4.00 layout. You need a 3.5mm t … Yes and you can do this for about £3.00 - £4.00 layout. You need a 3.5mm to RCA Aux-In Phono Audio Cable and Free sound recorder softwarehttp://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sound+recorder&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-aHas your guy still got the hifi seperates and speakers. If so get one of these cables connect the two RCA into your amp and the other end into the part of the PC that you normally put your headphones in. Press record on your Free sound recorder software, and put stylus to vinyl. When each side comes to a end, press pause or stop.If you check out Youtube, without a doubt someone must have made a tutorial showing how to do this.The Free sound recorder files will be in mp3 format, all you do is google a free audio converter, you will need a converter that will let you convert mp3 to m4p. m4p is the format you need for ipod.




    Thankyou very much

    pinkshaz

    i bought a turntable with built in speakers and radio from argos



    This one? argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    Edited by: "cookiemonster83" 6th Dec 2010

    This would be a labour intensive process and the results may be pretty poor for anyone used to a good quality sound.

    You would have to play each album all the way through while recording. You would either have to stop after each track to save as seperate files or save the whole album and then either manually or using automated software (not always accurate, especially with some albums that do not always have gaps between tracks.) seperate the file into individual tracks to allow navigation within albums.

    I am also not sure it is much more legal than downloading these tracks from a peer to peer network.

    Either way I cannot see you being pursued as the industry turned a blind eye to taping for personal use for years and you have the originals.

    If you are going to try the recording I would suggest using you original turntable and the cables suggested in previous posts as these usb and all in one turntables are not very good quality.

    Even once you have all the tech in place its still labour intensive and a pain. If you only have a few then go for it but converting a massive collection is not an option to me.

    My set up - Apple Mac & Garageband

    Transfer Vinyl to PC


    1 Connect the RCA cable from the back of the amplifier to the computer

    2 Run the Vinyl on the turntable and select the appropriate input on your amplifier. Make sure sound from the Vinyl is coming out of the speakers; this ensures that the phono signal is passing through the main outputs.

    3 Click Record on "Sound Recorder and immediately begin playing the first song on your Vinyl. Click "Stop Recording" once the track has finished.

    4 Save track each time. Type the name of song into track file, click save, you can save to desktop or a folder.

    5 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each track you record?

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    Thanks everyone!
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