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Old 10-29-2006, 07:06 PM
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iAUDIO provides direct encoding by which you can record output from an external audio device at a 1:1 ratio. This means that you can connect the recording terminal and the output terminal of an external audio device with a bi-directional stereo cable for recording. Using this feature, you can receive the direct input from audio devices such as a walkman, MD (mini disk), old LP phonograph, or TV, and record them with iAUDIO.
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Can I record from my cassette player? Does it automatically transfer into mp3 format in the IAudio player? If so then what cable do I need?

I was looking for 'bi-directional stereo cable' on ebay but couldn't find it. I haven't received my x5 yet so maybe it already comes with the cable?


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Old 11-09-2006, 10:05 AM
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Yes, no problem recording from any source to the X5. It gets converted to MP3, up to 320kbps.

You only need a cable with RCA-plugs on one end and a 3.5mm-plug on the other.
Connect this from the output of the tapedeck to the line-in of the X5's subpack.

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Old 11-11-2006, 07:25 PM
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thanks alot man, this Iaudio machine is da bomb!
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:25 PM
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dfkt, I did exactly as you per your advice but for some reason my Iaudio keeps recording in the Mic mode and not directly from the tape deck. Any advice?

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Old 12-04-2006, 03:23 PM
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Switch to "Line-In recording" mode, not "Voice recording" - press the joystick for ~3 seconds and change the mode.

But first you might change the quality of the recording: go to "Settings > Recording > Line-In kbps" and change it to 192k, for example. That should be good enough for recordings from old tapes. You can go up to 320k, but that might be overkill.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:26 PM
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Thanks! I didn't even know about that.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:30 PM
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You might want to take a look at the manual then first...
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:11 AM
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You are right, I totally skipped the manual like I always do
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:24 PM
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I usually don't read that stuff either, but the X5 really is a complex piece of gadgetry... not all it can do is obvious at the first glance.
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