How can I convert cassette tapes to CD or DVD?

Episode 873 (1:48:46)

Ryan from Tallahassee, Florida

First Ryan will have to take the cassette and make it digital, he can make CDs or DVDs of them. There are two ways he could go about this process:

  • Buy a device designed to convert tapes.
  • If Ryan had a lot of tapes to convert, he could buy a product from Crosley. They make devices that digitize cassettes or albums, and can actually burn CDs or DVDs from these.

  • Use a cassette player and a computer.
  • Take the audio out from the cassette player (Ryan could even use the headphone jack) and plug it into the line-in of the computer. There's a free program called Audacity which will record what's coming out of the cassette player. From there, he can edit the audio and burn it to a disc.

    Leo recommends that second option because Ryan probably already owns what he needs to accomplish this.