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Recording audio on a laptop from an external source

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December 12, 2016 5:35:56 AM

I have a Toshiba laptop L15W-B1208....lower end laptop. Does theheadset/microphone jack support input of audio for recording from an external source? I want to record select songs from the TV output RCA jacks .... When I tried it di not work. I think it is because I am using a standard stereo jack, and when I plug it in the computer sees it as an Audio Headset Out jack. Any suggestions?

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a b D Laptop
December 12, 2016 5:50:27 AM

I do not believe RCA jacks allows for input. I would just grab a USB headset. They are not that expensive. You can probably find a decent one for under $10+

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a b D Laptop
December 12, 2016 6:12:13 AM

your laptop manual is
And on that page it shows the port as being a combo mic/headphones
so its not a standard headphone jack but a 4 line mic/headphone jack like a iPhone jack or Samsung jack... the 1/8" connector has 4 colored lines on it not 3 lines as a normal jack.

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