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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: MP3 to CDR converter?
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 09:19:23 -0500
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On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 08:43:39AM -0500, Lowell Premer wrote:

> On a related note, does anybody know of a free/cheap way to go from analog 
> audio ( live recording on a minidisc ) to mp3, preferably directly but 
> any way is acceptable...

Just get a connection cable with two 1/8" plugs on it to run from the
headphone jack to the sound card on your computer.  It's probably $1 or
less.  Record from the sound card and then encode to MP3.

Tools like gramofile and wavsplit (included in Debian) can help automate the

If you don't have a sound card, or it's very important to get high-quality
sound, I suggest the iMic USB adapter from Griffin.  It's about $35, I
think, and features 48kHz recording and eliminates a lot of noise that you
might otherwise get with a sound card that's built in to your computer.  I'm
not 100% sure that it works with Linux, but I know it works with MacOS X and
Windows.  If you buy it from, you get free shipping.

-- John
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