How can I record music from a cassette tape on my laptop using Audacity?

H DAS March 8, 2011

I was trying to record music from old audio cassettes from the music player to my laptop using Audacity software. I connected RCA cable end to Audio Out ports of the music player and minijack to the microphone socket of the laptop. Sadly nothing got recorded.

Audio level meter was showing a straight line during recording process. I adjusted mic volume, Audio I/O to respective settings, but did not get any result. What could be the possible solutions?

  1. Ddavis78
    June 30, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I am having the same problem, except I can see some activity on the line but I hear absolutely nothing. And yes I checked out both links from FIDELIS

    • Tina
      July 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm


      I recommend that you ask a new question. Please refer to this question and that you have already tried the above solutions. Try to describe your problem in detail, so we have a chance to solve it.

  2. Tina
    March 14, 2011 at 12:17 am

    H DAS,

    did you try any of the tools suggested in the similar question or in the article FIDELIS suggested? Please let us know in case you need more help. Thank you!

    March 9, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Hello, a similar question was asked before. This is the link:

    This is a link explaining how to record from different devices to a computer. Hope it helps: