Audiocassette problems

Mike Boedicker (
Sat, 6 Jan 2001 09:58:24 -0800 (PST)

A non-video question, but it's probably appropriate in a roundabout way.
Does anyone know what would cause an audiocassette to play backward -- that
is, the machine plays the tape normally, but the recording itself is
backward. This has happened several times to our audiobooks. The result is
the same on both sides of the cassette: a lower, almost muffled sound, but
clearly backwards (haven't heard Linda Blair uttering any obscenities yet,
or Led Zeppelin ordering me to march with Satan).

Could this be some kind of bleed from one side of the tape to the other? Is
there any solution? Thanks...

Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123