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    wav file recording

    I have a bunch of old casette tapes that i would like to convert and record to CDs. I pretty much figured everything out except for one thing. When I record the music using krecord, I have to sit at the computer and catch the beginning and end of all songs to create a new wav file or create one long file that has all the songs together, but that makes it really hard to find individual songs after I burn the CD. The question is if there is a program out there that can sense the pause between to songs and automatically create a new file for each one. That would be really cool.

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    wav2cdr is what you want. It is a command line tool for doing what you want (among other things). Just add a --towav flag so your wave files don't really get converted to cdr. With --silenceinfo you get a list of places that are silence as defined with --silencethresh. --silencecuts cuts a large file into pices. Works very well!

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    Re: wav file recording

    wav2cdr is what you want. It is a command line tool for doing what you want (among other things). Just add a --towav flag so your wave files don't really get converted to cdr. With --silenceinfo you get a list of places that are silence as defined with --silencethresh. --silencecuts cuts a large file into pices. Works very well!
    Yes! I got it working, thanks for the info. Now I can start burning all my cassette tapes on CDs. Then I can move on to my LPs (yes, I still have them, no 8 tracks, though).

    I know I can always come to LJR for expert advice. ;D

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    I wonder if there is any way to enhance the sound ... cut out some of the background humming generated by analouge.

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    hey cloverm - what app are you using to record this? i tried it about a week ago with my soundblaster live and grecord, while it did record it sounded bad.

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    hey cloverm - what app are you using to record this? i tried it about a week ago with my soundblaster live and grecord, while it did record it sounded bad.
    krecord. The key is to adjust your mixer properly and not overload the line input. krecord has a nice VU meter a spectrum analizer, so you can see what you're recording.

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    cloverm , this might be stupid question but how are you play the tapes?

    Do you have them from a radio to the input on the sound card? because i have ALOT of tapes the i would love to have on cd, not really the whole tapes just selected songs!

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    cloverm , this might be stupid question but how are you play the tapes?

    Do you have them from a radio to the input on the sound card? because i have ALOT of tapes the i would love to have on cd, not really the whole tapes just selected songs!
    I have a tape-deck and I use the line output (the two RCA-style connectors). Then I have a small adapter that I bought at Radio Shack that has a the 1/8" stereo jack on one end for the sound card and two RCA-style sockets on the other to connect to the tape-deck. I get decent sound quality, you can't tell the difference between the original tape and the CD that I've burnt.

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    cool thanks!!!!

    i'm going to try it!!!

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    There is a Windows program called Goldwave. It basically allows you to restore tapes that have had Dolby noise reduction used on them, at least it worked for me. It's a very extensive sound customization program- you have up to 7 oscilliscopes available, with magnification up to 1000X. Now, I KNOW most of you are not to interested in Windows programs, but the last time I visited the Goldwave homepage, at the very bottom of the page, there was TUX, with the message "not yet"! Hmmm. gotta go back there.

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