How big is a cassette tape?
Keeping this in consideration, how long is the tape in a cassette?
Compact audio cassettes As the standard tape speed for a compact cassette is 1? ips and a C60 cassette records 30 minutes per side, a C60 cassette in theory holds 281¼' (85.73 m) of tape. In practice there is some variation, for example Maxell quote their C60s as being 90 m (295') in length.
Furthermore, do the police still use cassette tapes? While some police services are piloting systems with digital recording, 90% of the two million interviews carried out in 2011 were recorded on to tape. "Although cassette tapes are still used to store the majority of interviews undertaken, we are moving towards digital," says a Met Police spokesman.
In this regard, how many songs fit on a cassette tape?
Two stereo pairs of tracks (four total) are available on a cassette tape; the first stereo pair is played or recorded when the tape is moving in one direction and the other pair when moving in the opposite direction. So a standard 60 minute tape can contain up to 30 minutes of recorded material on each side.
How does a cassette tape work?
Cassette tape is coated with magnetic particles, either iron oxide or chromium oxide. Once the cassette is placed in the tape recorder, the magnetic tape inside the cassette passes around the five magnetic heads of the recorder.