How to Convert LP to MP3 With Free Software

By Greyson Ferguson

Convert LPs to MP3 audio with the help of RCA cables.
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All Windows-based computers have a free built-in audio recorder. This application allows you to record content ranging from a computer microphone to a connected audio device. Because of this, it is possible to hook up an LP record player to the computer and record the content as an MP3 track. Once saved as an MP3, the audio file is ready for use with any MP3 music player.

Step 1

Plug the red and white RCA audio cables into the "Audio Out" ports on the LP record.

Step 2

Insert the 3.5mm end of the splitter cable into the "Line-In" port on the computer. This is the same port used to connect microphones and other audio devices.

Step 3

Power on the LP record player. Click "Start," "All Programs," "Applications," "Entertainment" and select the "Recorder" option. A small Windows Recorder window loads onto the screen.

Step 4

Select the record option and set it to "Line-In." Begin playing the LP and click "Record" on the program. The Windows Recorder begins to record the audio content.

Step 5

Click "Stop" to end the recording. Choose "File," "Save" and title the file once the save window loads. Choose a location to save the file to, then select "MP3" as the saving format