Reshow Cassette to MP3 Converter


It’s been a little while since I’ve been truly excited to write a review and I am very happy to review this cassette converter.

I’m a music geek and there are some cassettes that I have that I have never been able to find the music on CD or have had a hard time finding on itunes so I was so excited to try this [amazon text=cassette converter&asin=B018WBUJBS].

At first I was worried because the listing says this is only compatible for Windows and I have a MAC as my main computer. I got out my old laptop which is a PC and tried the software included and had no issues but then I thought I would try it on my MAC and I got it to work! Instead of using the disc that is included with the software you need, you will have to download it but I found it online no problem. The software is called audacity and in the video part of my review I show you how it works. Also, the first time you try to convert to an mp3 you are going to need another program that I couldn’t remember in my video and that is called “lame”, it will prompt you where to to get it when you need it.

I am so excited to be listening to all my old music; I’m actually converting my Portishead tape while I’m writing this review!

This [amazon text=converter&asin=B018WBUJBS] does include the software (as I mentioned before), headphones, a USB cable and the actual player which looks like a standard “Walkman”. I will admit when I first saw it I thought it seemed cheap and I didn’t have high hopes but it works great! The sound that comes out while it is actually playing the tapes isn’t quite as clear as what it sounds like once it is converted but it is more important that it sound good as an mp3.

I found the whole unit simple to use, the manual was easy to follow even though I had to improvise on my MAC. I am beyond excited to get all my cassettes on my computer and it doesn’t matter to me that I have to sit and listen to each track while I convert it, that’s half the fun!

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10 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    Why all the trouble?
    You can convert youtube videos and music to mp3 using this site: youtubemp3now. com


    • Michelle says:

      This converter puts the cassette tapes onto your computer. I think the link you posted would be helpful once the cassette is uploaded onto your computer but I’m not sure. The audacity program allows you to upload your cassette tapes and even update the music that is uploaded should you be so inclined and have that much free time on your hands. 🙂 I hope this makes sense.

  2. Martha J Randall says:

    I need the software dlownload for a Mac

  3. horcio says:

    i need the software download for pc

  4. Nix says:

    Hi! I have a Mac Pro and thought I set up everything correctly, but I keep getting an error box popping up after I click on record on audacity that reads: error opening recording device. Error code: -9997 Invalid sample rate. I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong. Any help would be very much appreciated!

    • Michelle says:

      Hi Nix,
      Thanks for your comment. After doing a little research it looks like your computer is not recognizing the device. Start with the simple stuff- make sure all connections are tight, unplug and re-plug and if it still isn’t working I would contact the seller on amazon (or where ever you purchased)- there is a possibility that there is an issue with your device and they may need to send a replacement or they may know how to easily fix this issue. Good luck and if you find a solution please post a comment here to help anyone else who might have the same issue (and because I’m curious too :-D)

  5. Ron says:

    Michelle, how is the actual sound quality when you play your cassettes using good headphones? Is the quality similar to a vintage Sony Walkman? Some online reviews complain about excessive tape-speed fluctuation or being off-pitch (off speed). I’ve considered buying one of, but am not sure if the sound quality is similar to my old Sony-brand Walkmans. Thanks!

    • Michelle says:

      Honestly it will not be as good as your Sony.I actually still have my old Sony walkman and it’s not just the sound quality it is the quality of the actual device, the Sony is solid. As far as sound converted to MP3 I have no issues but I have a feeling if you used this on a regular basis I’m not sure how long it would last.

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