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Old 03-26-03, 02:05 PM   #1
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How can I use my computer to record FM signal to CD-R?

I was thinking about recording some of my local FM broadcast onto CD-R for a coworker who is in Iraq.

How can I do this? If I could add track stops it would be great, but this ability isn't required.

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Operating system: Windows XP Professional
Video card: ATI All in Wonder (one of the better ones from a year ago, I can't remember the number right now)

Also, I have Nero 5.5.5 and a Plextor CD-RW.
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Old 03-26-03, 02:16 PM   #2
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Run a line from the headphone out on your stereo (radio) to the line-in on your sound card (you may need to pick up some cheap cables and adpators at Radio Shack or Best Buy). Use any audio recording program, even Windows Sound Recorder, to record the radio show (in .wav format). Use an audio editor (Sound Forge, etc.) to split the show into tracks, if you want. Burn to CD as is, which will give you 74 minutes per disc, or convert the .wavs to mp3s and you can fit something like ten hours worth on a CD. If it's just human speaking, you can rip the mp3s at 24 or 32k and get way more hours on a disc.
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Old 03-26-03, 07:16 PM   #3
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is there anyway to do it with a pc fm tuner?
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Old 03-27-03, 10:21 AM   #4
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is there anyway to do it with a pc fm tuner?
I use a tool called Total Recorder from highcriteria (do a Google search). It will record any and all sound going through your sound card from any source. It's a cheap piece of shareware which is worth every penny.
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Old 03-27-03, 02:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help, though I'm not sure if I have a line-in on my soundcard (it is a Soyo SY-K7ADA motherboard, it says "on board AC97 Codec Audio Subsystem"). I haven't looked at the back of my computer in awhile, though, maybe there is an input.

If not, then I will just pick up a soundcard, they are so cheap these days.
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Old 03-28-03, 10:49 AM   #6
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You should have a line-in even if on the motherboard (standard). Check it out.
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