Answered By: Mike E.
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2019     Views: 47

Yes. The ideaMILL on the 3rd floor of the Millennium Library has both an audio cassette converter and a turntable for converting LPs to digital.

Converting these formats is a real-time process, so if you're converting a 60-minute cassette, you will have to spend at least an hour at the computer while the process unfolds.

You will need a USB memory stick or portable hard drive to save your audio. If you save your audio in WAV format (high quality, same as a Compact Disc), you will require approximately 10 MB per minute of audio. If you save your work in MP3 format (lower quality, smaller file), you will require approximately 1 MB per minute of audio. It's best to bring an empty USB stick if possible, and it's better if it's a high-speed USB3 device.

ideaMILL staff will set you up on one of our computers with the converter and get you started. If you have questions during the process, staff are available to assist.

You can book the video converter in person at the ideaMILL, by calling us at 204-986-5543, or by visiting us on the web at http://winnipeg.ca/ideamill, clicking on the 'Equipment & Software' tab, and clicking on the 'Book Equipment Here' button.

There is no charge to use this service.

At this time, we are unable to convert 8-tracks, mini-disc, or other formats.

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