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I have a collection of vinyl records that are just gathering dust and I would like to convert them to a digital signal that I can put on my ipod and use on the Wing. Can this be done, and if so, what pieces of equipment do I need in order to do it? I am not that technically gifted so the process needs to be as straightforeward as possible. TIA
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There is also a laser reader out somewhere that reads vinyl. It apparently misses all the scratches. Haven't found it yet. Wish someone did find it. Cheers...:doorag:
 

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A good record player with cables that input into your audio card. I would think Windows Media Player would do the convert.
If not, then try Audacity (the software) - as free as it gets, but with great capability. Input from turntable to sound card and record with the program, then output as MP3 as desired in appropriate format.
 

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I have one of the ION turntables like in the link above.
I got it on http://www.woot.com/ , for $49.00.
It works great, but you have to sit and listen to all your old
albums. It comes with all cables and software.
Maybe woot will have them again another day.:shrug:
 

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There is also a laser reader out somewhere that reads vinyl. It apparently misses all the scratches. Haven't found it yet. Wish someone did find it. Cheers...:doorag:
You mean THIS???!
http://www.elpj.com/main.html


By the way.... Wavepad (free software) will do the same thing, and let you save to mp3, then use MP3 gai to set all the volume levels to the same
 

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Audacity is good, can also be used in conjunction with Audiograbber for other audio capturing. Both are free. If you download Audacity and are planning to create mp3 files, make sure you read the information on their website. You will have to download an mp3 encoder to use along with it.

However, if you're looking for the easiest thing, and don't mind paying a little, Memorex makes a nice unit that records directly from LP to CD. See it here: http://www.heartlandamerica.com and do a search for "Memorex". I'm sure you can find them other places, but this was the first I saw doing a Google search just now.

Crosley makes a similar unit, but from the reviews I've seen, the Crosley isn't nearly as good.
 

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Thanks to all who replied. This board never ceases to amaze me with the variety of knowledge and expertise that is freely offered. I bought the Ion USB turntable from Radio Shack that JohnB recommended and have coverted about 5 albums so far. It came with software that downloads directly to my iTunes library.....so far so good and it is so simple that even I can do it. :lol:
Jim
 
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