Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

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Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 08 Sep 2019 22:06

These things are plug&play and cheap, so I thought if it is good for video, it can be also for audio, cables are the same, you just don`t use yellow one in this case. My idea is when playing a vinyl on turntable to hook it on the "line out" of amp, which was originally designed for a cassette deck and I think it have to work. :) I just want to use it to listen in a car on a modern SD/USB reading car radio. Otherwise I know that sound is not awesome.

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 08 Sep 2019 22:12

Or is it a better idea to buy 21 eur worth Behringer 222 U-control with software included?

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by JoeE SP9 » 08 Sep 2019 22:33

I use a Behringer UCA-222. It offers a choice of 44.1KHz or 48KHz as a sampling rate. AFAIK video grabbers don't have this option.

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 09 Sep 2019 12:45

JoeE SP9 wrote:
08 Sep 2019 22:33
I use a Behringer UCA-222. It offers a choice of 44.1KHz or 48KHz as a sampling rate. AFAIK video grabbers don't have this option.
I had this exact thing in mind. Do you get also a software with it to process recordings?

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by wblynch » 09 Sep 2019 19:19

I got a $12 video grabber on amazon and used it to copy a couple albums to the computer using Audacity

It did an ok job but there’s a good bit of distortion in the upper frequencies that drives me a bit batty. I’m sure the ADCs can’t be very good at $12. But the recordings are listenable and enjoyable and burning to a CD they play well enough for the car.

Then I ran the signal through my daughter’s Pioneer DDJ-SZ controller board and recorded using Serato DJ Pro. The difference was huge. But that console costs well over $1,200 so definitely not 100x better.

So, yes, you can rip vinyl with the cheap devices and have fun listening to digital copies.

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by JoeE SP9 » 09 Sep 2019 21:51

Vinylfreak86 wrote:
09 Sep 2019 12:45
JoeE SP9 wrote:
08 Sep 2019 22:33
I use a Behringer UCA-222. It offers a choice of 44.1KHz or 48KHz as a sampling rate. AFAIK video grabbers don't have this option.
I had this exact thing in mind. Do you get also a software with it to process recordings?
Audacity is included as part of the software package. It's what I use.

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by kalaur » 30 Sep 2019 05:34

If you're going to go through the trouble of ripping vinyl, why use a cheap interface that sounds like crap? Decent ADCs are not expensive...

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by NOYB » 01 Oct 2019 23:57

kalaur wrote:
30 Sep 2019 05:34
If you're going to go through the trouble of ripping vinyl, why use a cheap interface that sounds like crap? Decent ADCs are not expensive...
Ditto x10

Vinyl ripping is a time consuming process. No need to break the bank for most peoples uses. But don't waste your time on a $12 device.

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Re: Can I rip vinyl with video grabber?

Post by fludo56 » 11 Oct 2019 20:39

Use this free program, work very good https://www.audacityteam.org/

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