I have a small device to convert cassette tapes to mp3's. The device will only record to a DOS formatted USB Stick. Will my Yosemite iMac recognize the mp3 on the DOS formatted USB Stick once I have recorded the cassette to mp3?
Is there a line-in plug on a 14,2 iMac, I only see a headphone plug, three usb and two thunderbolt plugs.Odds are your cassette player has a headphone socket. You could use a double-ended 3.5mil jack to connect that to the line-in socket available on most Macs, then use the QuickTime Player's audio recording functionality.
Thanks for the tip, I will check. I did not think about the partition designation.If you're formatting the stick on a Mac then you'll need to check that you're using MBR partitioning (under "Options" in Disk Utility); some devices don't support the default GPT partitioning system.
IIRC your headphone port doubles as a line-in.Is there a line-in plug on a 14,2 iMac, I only see a headphone plug, three usb and two thunderbolt plugs.
Gawd, I'd love to play the cassette into the iMac, I could record w WaveTap. But I'm not sure it's possible with no line-in plug.
Thanks for the tip, I will check. I did not think about the partition designation.
I tried this with a cassette player. It didn't work. However, maybe I didn't have Sound input set correctly. Or maybe it involves the Utility midi audio for some reason. But I did try to play into the iMac and it didn't work, for nowIf I Remember Correctly.
And indeed, most Macs that only have a single "headphone" jack will use it as either a line-in or a line-out socket depending on what you plug into it.
I told you already i DONT HAVE LINE IN. Just a headphone out on this new fangled latest brand new iMac.The system may be sticking to its built-in mic. You can change the active input:
I told you already i DONT HAVE LINE IN. Just a headphone out on this new fangled latest brand new iMac.
There is no line in on a new mac, and the headphone jack does not work as an in line. Where do you get all this? Do you just dream it up?OP:
What you want to do isn't all that difficult.
As others have mentioned above, it's a matter of connecting the cassette player's "line out" to the Mac's "input".
The headphone jack on the Mac can also double as your input.
You need to set this up with the "sound" preference pane.
Another way to do this is by using something like the Griffin "iMic":
It's been a few years, but I used the Griffin with my Mac, and it worked great.In that case, look at this link I provided in post 15 above:
Plug the iMic into your USB port.
Plug the output from the cassette player into the input port on the iMic.
Select the iMic as your input device in the Sound pref pane.
This should now serve as your input, but you will have to set up your software to "see it".
That's because you have no idea what you are talking about and I would appreciate it if you would help someone else.OP wrote:
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I actually had to check the latest-and-greatest Apple stuff on their page -- and you are right,