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RIP Vinyl™ Version 4.05

The easy way to transfer your vinyl records to CD, MP3, iPod or other MP3 player!
Compatible with Windows 8, 10 and USB Turntables!
Record what you hear on Windows 7, 8, and 10!


Playback Problems

My recordings play on my PC, but not on my stereo.

There are two causes of this. Either you have created a data CD, and not an audio CD when you burnt the CD, or you tried to use a CD-RW instead of a CD-R disk.

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My recording plays back slowly. What's wrong?

A recent spate of these reports has occurred. In every case so far, it has been caused by a bad driver for the sound card. Often the recording will start out at the correct rate, and after a period of time, slow down. Check with your motherboard manufacturer for an update (if you have an integrated sound card) or the sound card manufacturer. The problems have been particularly bad with VIA chipsets.

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Why does my recording sound like the chipmunks?

This is usually caused by clicking the 78 @ 45 RPM button. That will make all your records sound as if they were played at a higher speed. Alternatively, if this is not the case, make sure your driver is up to date. See the topic immediately above.

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I sometimes get pops and clicks. What might be causing this?

Sometimes these are caused by over-amplifying the sound coming into the sound card. If, when you show the recording controls, a lot of red shows, that is an indication that you have the levels set too high.

It may also be caused by a bad DirectSound driver for your sound card or an old version of DirectSound. Use the options page and uncheck Use DirectSound. This will cause RIP Vinyl to use older routines.

Another cause is that your disk drive is having difficulty writing the data fast enough. This can be a problem with laptops with very large drives, particularly if they have not been defragmented recently.

Some users (myself included) have also found that Anti Virus software can also introduce these clicks. Switching it off while recording will usually help.

If none of these work, again, please consider updating your sound drivers. See above.

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Why is my recording in mono?

The most common cause of this is that you have plugged into the microphone input on your sound card. It is usually mono, and doesn't give good results, as it is electrically different from the line-in connection.

The other cause is the cables are not plugged in all the way. On a the jack, the tip carries the left channel, the centre band carries the right, and the base of the plug is ground. Therefore, if you don't plug in the jack all the way at the source, you may not get a right channel at all. Similarly if you don't plug it all the way in at the PC, you may not get a left channel.

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Why is there a hum on my recording?

A hum, (or other peculiar noises, including whines), are often caused by something called a ground loop. This is when there are two different paths to ground on a system, which are separated by a long distance. Apparently the most common causes are either an antenna connection for your radio, or a feed from cable. Try disconnecting any of these.

If this fails to work, try connecting your PC and Stereo system to the same power block (being careful not to overload the circuit with too many appliances).

Finally, if this fails to work, you may need to isolate your sound card from your PC. For more information, search for sound card ground loops.

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