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Can I record music channals from my tv to play on my car DVD?

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There are some music channels on my cable tv. No video other than a static picture.


One of the music channels has music from the 50's and 60's that I would like to record and play on the radio/DVD in my car. Can this be done?


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A DVD recorder might work. You need to be able to connect it to your TV (you need scart for that). Also a finalized recordable DVD needs to be playable on your car's DVD player. So you need to check that to.
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A DVD recorder might work. You need to be able to connect it to your TV (you need scart for that). Also a finalized recordable DVD needs to be playable on your car's DVD player. So you need to check that to.

A DVD recorder, a CD recorder or a PC with either "burning" drive. And yes... a TV with an audio output is necessary. Analog (red/white RCA) would probably be easiest (it's pretty tough to find a TV in the U.S. with a SCART interface ) or a cable box that has an audio output (though highly unlikely).



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I tried recording with my 10 year old Magnavox dvd recorder, finalized it, and putting that in the car radio/dvd. It didn't work.


My tv has audio outputs. Vizio M43-C1


RCA left and right audio out. _ _ _ Stereo Audio Out - Connect RCA audio device, such as sound bar.

Optical output. _ _ _ Optical Audio Out - Connect optical/SPDIF audio device, such as home audio receiver.

HDMI Audio Output (ARC).

Total of 5 HDMI plugs.


The is a USB on the tv for playing photo, audio, and video. As far as I know, this is only an input.


I just put a few MP3 music pieces from my computer onto a thumb drive and plugged that into my car radio. It played. So, even some device that recorded onto a thumb drive might work. Recording onto a thumb drive or dvd makes no difference to me.

Is there some inexpensive recording device to connect to any of these outputs? I've tried looking on Amazon for something but, everything has changed so much that non of it makes any sense to me.


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If your computer doesn't already have an audio in to record from your analog RCA source [TV music channel] you can give it a pair [make bad joke here] with an inexpensive device such as Behringer UCA202. From there you can transfer the files to your thumb drive, phone, etc. for car use.
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If your computer doesn't already have an audio in to record from your analog RCA source [TV music channel] you can give it a pair [make bad joke here] with an inexpensive device such as a Behringer UCA-202. From there you can transfer the files to your thumb drive, phone, etc. for car use.
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That Behringer UCA202 is a thought but, my tv and computer are at different ends of my apartment. About 30 feet apart.


If I can't find anything else, I might see if I can make that work.
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Long cords are inexpensive and don't degrade the sound. Example: https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_...seq=1&format=2
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Does anyone think a device like this would work?
https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Video-Ga...70_&dpSrc=srch


It has occurred to me that I don't know what format the audio recording would be. The songs play one right after the other. Maybe the recording would be some sort of one single long file.


The above device comes with some sort of editing software. It makes audio recordings in AAC format. My car radio plays MP3, WMA, WAV. Hopefully that editing software would convert to MP3.


Anyway, might the above device work? Or is there something similar?
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I was wondering if long RCA cables would be usable for that Behringer device.
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Maybe its time for you to discover streaming in your car? Have an Amazon Prime account? You get free music with it. Pandora is free, spotify, etc. A lot less hassle and they all have 50s and 60s options.
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How about this, it has a line-in (probably 1/8th inch, so you'll need an RCA->1/8th inch stereo adapter) and will record directly to a 192kb MP3 which is probably no worse than the quality of the channel's audio. It records directly to an SD card, so you could plug that into an SD reader in your computer if you wanted to split the audio after the fact (which may be largely a manual effort if there's no noticeable gaps between the songs on which to auto-split) or just copy the file straight to a thumb-drive.
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That Sangean DAR-101l looks like it might be a possibility also. At least it makes its recording in MP3 format.
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Is there some inexpensive recording device to connect to any of these outputs? I've tried looking on Amazon for something but, everything has changed so much that non of it makes any sense to me.
The cheapest option, albeit less convenient in your situation, is to record straight to a computer. See my post in this thread.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-aud...ple-music.html

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Thanks Wayne. I will keep that method in mind.


If that device I ordered, which is a little expensive, doesn't work, I may have some questions.
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Thanks Wayne. I will keep that method in mind.


If that device I ordered, which is a little expensive, doesn't work, I may have some questions.
What'd you end up buying?
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I ordered the Pyle Video Game Capture Card (PVRC52) from walmart. It should arrive in a day or two.
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I ordered the Pyle Video Game Capture Card (PVRC52) from walmart. It should arrive in a day or two.
Good luck! You'll have to extract the audio stream (and, if you car doesn't support AAC, transcode) from the MP4 container the PVRC52 natively writes. But, once you figure out how to do that, the extra steps will be the biggest negative to the device I suggested. That and the video is going to consume more space and take longer to process than an audio file.

If the included editing software can't save off just the audio stream, look into ffmpeg. It can extract audio from an MP4 and re-encode to MP3 if necessary. It is command-line based, though, but the commands are fairly trivial.
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