Phone Call Recorders
April 1, 2004 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Bzzzzz. You know those Radio Shack devices for recording phone calls? When I hook one up to a tape recorder, it works fine. But it's the damndest thing: hooked up to my computer, it buzzes. Is this an electric grounding issue, or is there something I'm doing wrong?
posted by inksyndicate to Technology (3 answers total)
 
are you plugging it into the mic-in or line-in?
posted by mcsweetie at 1:39 PM on April 1, 2004


I have a port that switches between line-in and mic-in mode. I want line-in, right?
posted by inksyndicate at 2:35 PM on April 1, 2004


Unfortunately, you do not have the right device. You need one that provides electrical isolation like this one.

Here's more info on the isolation issue.
posted by SteveInMaine at 4:51 PM on April 1, 2004


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