I grew up with tapes (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2016-06-15 10:07 (#1H8KZ) Like many of us, I grew up with tapes during the early days of CDs. I don't understand why people would want to go back to that. Re: I grew up with tapes (Score: 2, Interesting) by email@example.com on 2016-06-15 14:30 (#1H9DE) It was actually a lot easier to make mixed tapes than it was to make mixed CDs. Almost every tape player I think I've ever had had an input jack and a record button, or you could just record off the radio. I don't think you could easily record music from the radio with a CD player and you needed specialized hardware to get the radio to play on a PC... Although now that I think of it, you likely could have played from the speaker jack on a radio to the mic jack on a PC and recorded that way. Still would be easier to just hit record on the tape player though, and it's not like the radio doesn't play "popular" songs TO DEATH!!! If you missed it just wait ten minutes...In fact screw recording the songs, by the time the radio stations got through with them you didn't want to ever hear them again anyway. So much better now with the internet, you get a huge variety (for free) and practically never have to listen to the same thing twice ever, unless you want too. Re: I grew up with tapes (Score: 2, Informative) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2016-06-17 20:11 (#1HHZA) Although now that I think of it, you likely could have played from the speaker jack on a radio to the mic jack on a PC and recorded that way.Maybe you're joking but I actually happened to be doing exactly that 20 years ago. I also used that setting to record the output of an old LP turntable to save impossible-to-find (or so I thought at the time) old records. Hours of hand-cleaning of crackles for each track ensued. Re: I grew up with tapes (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2016-06-20 11:16 (#1HS0F) I just never thought of it before, although that's how I use to do some mixed tapes. I'd connect one tape player to another over the mic-head jacks so I could play on one while recording on the other. I even suggested it once to a guy that ask me how he could record a song he wanted for his wedding from YouTube and I suggested getting a double ended cable to connect the headphone to the microphone jack on his PC.Never occurred to me until that comment that I could have connected a tape player to the PC, but I guess that's because I never had reason to do it. It was such a short time from when we switched from tapes to CDs to when Napster became available, then YouTube and now we have all kinds for services for getting music without the hassle of waiting for it to be played on the radio. You can listen to anything you want now whenever you feel like it.