[Linux4christians] Audio tape to MP3 ideas
wabctech at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 21:27:38 EDT 2008
This is Mark in GA. I have been "lurking" on the list for a while now but
this topic really hit my sweet spot.
Also possibly check out this product at the Cyberguys website:
I haven't used this personally but it would almost certainly help the
As have others, I've used various open source/free tools to do this type of
project. For simple recording and MP3 encoding on Windows, if needed, you
can try Yamp (
This is the tool I used at the time I was doing my project, although I would
almost certainly use Audacity on Linux now for the whole process of
recording, editing, and MP3 encoding.
As a part-time, volunteer sound dude at my church, I applaud your efforts to
digitize these sermons - please do share them! I agree with Rob that a
lower sample rate for the MP3's is acceptable since you are just recording
the spoken word. But, you definitely should encode the MP3's at the
highest sample rate that you can afford to put on the storage medium. Don't
scrimp now unless you are constrained by hard drive or DVD size - once you
get rid of those tapes and delete the original recordings you don't have
another chance to enhance the signal. I agree, though, that 64 or 128K
should be fine. Also definitely use the noise removal tool.
Hope that was helpful. Let us know how it goes.
Mark in GA
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