record playerIf you Google “How to Turn a Cassette Tape into MP3s,” (or click here), you’ll get a CNET article that walks you through every step. We found it after a reader asked, but we bet lot of people have old tapes they’d like to preserve and play on a computer, phone, tablet or digital player.

The teacherĀ  on this site warns you that there are a lot of steps involved. Before proceeding, check to see if you can buy the CD or MP3 version at Amazon, iTunes or eBay. Most everything is available in digital form.

To convert tapes yourself, you’ll use the free program “Audacity” for Windows, Mac or Linux, as well as iTunes, also free. There’s a video tutorial as well as a step-by-step picture guide on CNET.

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