VLC audio tape record notes

Here are some notes on how I transferred my friend's tape to mp3. VLC gives you a WAV file. I used kdenlive to make a project and export it to an MP3 file. The WAV keeps all of the hiss as it comes from the tape; exporting mp3 at q7 takes the hiss out; mp3 at q10 keeps some of it and other subtleties if you need to preserve them.