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Vista line in no output

Can record on my computer but cannot hear what I am recording. I have tapes that I am trying to transfer my cassettes to digital audio. I have a stereo audio cable. I plugged one end into the computer mic/line in input. The other end I plug into my tape player. I can record the audio, but I cannot hear the music as it is input and recorded. I was on the phone with Dell for 2 hours and they told me that there was nothing more that they could do for me.
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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    The Problem is not being able to listen to "Line In" while recording. Vista has disabled this function that was available on previous Windows OS. Has anyone figured out a work around?

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Connect the mic and test for it. click Sound icon from system for lline in volume is set high and required.

when you record, check recorder gives any indication of recording, if no your cable is faulty.

before recording try to llisten it first then start recording

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