Originally posted by LeroyHowever, the cheapest way to do it would be to record the audio output of your TV or DVD into the mic or line input of your computer. You could get the right cable for about $5 at Radio Shack.
The right cable is a mini-stereo to mini-stereo cable. EDIT: Leroy's response below is better; I had a brain-freeze.
If one has a Creative (What U Hear) or Realtek (Stereo Mix) sound card then one does not even need a cable. Couple a cable/no-cable setup with Audacity and you're set.
We at the station have to convert files from WAV to mp3 to upload them to our podcast site. Occasionally, someone will mess with the kajiggers and the wrong rate will come up and shut down our whole internet.