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wysiwyg 18 Apr 02 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Declan 18 Apr 02 - 12:11 PM
IvanB 18 Apr 02 - 12:12 PM
GUEST,Gene 18 Apr 02 - 12:31 PM
wysiwyg 18 Apr 02 - 01:20 PM
Bill D 18 Apr 02 - 09:35 PM
Amos 18 Apr 02 - 09:37 PM
Bill D 18 Apr 02 - 10:08 PM
Francy 18 Apr 02 - 10:22 PM
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hesperis 19 Apr 02 - 02:48 AM
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Subject: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:51 AM

How about it? Is there an easy way to make a Real Player sound file an MP3?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: GUEST,Declan
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 12:11 PM

Susan

There's a product called Real Jukebox available as a free download from www.real.com which enables you to read and record Real Player files and to save them as MP3s - but don't ask me how.


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: IvanB
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 12:12 PM

I think I've mentioned Total Recorder to you , Susan, but don't remember if you ever chose to get it. By setting TR to Software as the sound source, you can record a RealAudio stream to a .wav file which can then be compressed into MP3. If you don't want to do the recording in realtime, there's an accelerated recording checkbox that speeds it up on the order of 5-8 times, depending on your output quality settings.


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 12:31 PM

use www.google.com or your favorite search engine
SEARCH for [RA2WAV] for several HITS...
and discussions/explanations/Q&A etc...

Try this FREE but LIMITED USE version -

* * * RA2WAV CONVERTER FREE * * *


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 01:20 PM

Thanks, guys! I'll think all this over and see what is simplest!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 09:35 PM

at this page under "MP3 resources" are a bunch of things which are helpful...The one which will do what Susan wants is "Streambox Ripper"....this is an old program which is no longer commercially available,(so you CAN'T send anyone any money for it)... and is not 'approved' by RA. I gather it works fine, but YOU have to decide if you want to use it when RA does not like it...


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Amos
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 09:37 PM

Well, ITunes does it any which way you want. Tsk, tsk...

Darned Macs....

A


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:08 PM

Amos, if the world were rational, EVERYONE would be using Macs, and all programming expertise would be devoted to making everything work there...but *sigh*...so many things were never written for the MAC, as it just don't pay...


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Francy
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:22 PM

Iven: You've got me interested in Total Recorder. I just bought a new CD burner a Mitsumi CD-RW CR 480ATE. extremely fast and easy to use....I recorded m voice and song into real jukebox earlier and go good results...But I can't burn a CD of myself until i turn my real jukebox files into wave.....Will Total Recorder do that for me?? Frank of Toledo...


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:45 PM

I believe that Total Recorder does it by routing any sound that passes thru your sound card into it's own software...thus, by a 3 step process, you can get ANYTHING into MP3

...conversion is when the program itself looks at one file format, thinks about it, and spits it out as another format

another program that will do something similar to Total Recorder is Silent Bob on this page


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: IvanB
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:37 PM

Yes, Frank, Total Recorder will do it. As Bill says, I think Silent Bob will do it also. I just deleted SB from my computer yesterday, but I can't say I ever gave it a real test to see how well it works. The price is right, however, so you might want to try it out before investing in Total Recorder.


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:48 AM

dbpoweramp will do it as well, if you download and install the codecs. This is one of my favorite encoding programs of all time. dbpoweramp.com


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 11:43 AM

really? dbPoweramp?..wow...I just got that and haven't had time to look at it much yet. It gets GREAT reviews at alt.comp.freeware....gotta play with that!


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 02:32 AM

OK, what about AIFF to MP3?

~S~


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 11:10 AM

MP3 EASY by eJay is another one that claims to do all these clever things.Enquire within Giok


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 02:35 PM

Just found out that dbpoweramp requires certain files from realplayer in order to work, so you have to install realplayer anyway. I did so, and my computer went bonkers. Took me three days to fix it, and it's still acting up now and then. :(

My computer does NOT like realplayer for some reason. *Sigh*


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 02:43 PM

Mine, either, and I am in full support of its revolt!

~S~


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 03:04 PM

ra2wav looks like the best one. That's what I'm using now.

It'll take the ra file to a wav file, which you then can compress to mp3. There will be some quality loss though, as ra is lossy, and so is mp3. But at least you'll be able to hear it, and without taking up your entire hard drive.


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 03:29 PM

I've been making some progress on the MP3s from RA, but I have about two hundred AIFFs that I will want to convert. So far I have not seen any information on doing that, but AIFF is an Apple product as far as I know, so I have sent Amos a message about that. Maybe in his Windows emulator he can do something with these.

~S~


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 08:16 PM

Check dbpoweramp for an aiff codec. Just don't install the ra codec for dbpoweramp if your computer doesn't like realplayer.


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Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 09:13 PM

Okiebokie!

~S~


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 May 02 - 02:08 AM

Boy have I been learning a LOT!!!!

Among other things..... DbPowerAmp will not only convert RealPlayer files already saved on your hard drive.... it will go FETCH RealPlayer files if you THOUGHT you saved them but actually you only saved the LINK to them as a "file," and THEN it will convert them! Yeah! It is still in a testing and refinement stage, the codec for RealPlayer, but because I noticed that it saves the files that ARE on my disk, in "realtime," I wondered if it would go get those pesky ones I thought were safely stashed and AREN'T, and play them through to save them in realtime too. So I tried one. And it worked!

Well, they WILL be stashed shortly!

And-- did you know you can change the filename's extension (.ram to .ra or .rm) and it works just fine? That's what you have to do before converting, if they have a .ram extension. Change them first and then batch convert.

Also, Streambox has a 20-file limit on batch conversion-- I have not found dbPowerAmp's batch limit yet, and I am doing a batch of nearly 40 now. OK, it is taking awhile, doing it in realtime as it is. That's OK-- I am supposed to be asleep!

THANKS to all who have been helping me with this. Some of you know who you are! *G*

~Susan


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 01 May 02 - 09:55 PM

thanks, Susan...I learned much about all this,

*grin*...sometimes if you wait till someone who is hungrier comes along, they will do a bunch of the work for you...(I still have MY specialties though)


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 May 02 - 11:08 PM

But it was during a dbPoweramp operation that my computer started acting funny.

Hess, have you had any trouble? What was happening with the RealPlayer codec?

~S~


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: GUEST,Mike Cahill
Date: 08 May 02 - 07:57 AM

When you read the bumph on these programs they all sound fantastic perhaps some "real" user's could give an honest review of how they perform in practice.


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 May 02 - 09:49 AM

??? We have been! *G*

~S~


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 08 May 02 - 02:57 PM

Real Player - gave me fits at first - so I uninstalled it and did a "Custom installation." I unchecked every box in the "What do you want Real Player" to do section - no problems since - Otherwise Real Player takes over the whole computer - even my dang photos were converted to some wierdo file things.

Steve


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 08 May 02 - 07:46 PM

I'm just waiting for the day Micro$oft announces they have bought Real and are **integrating** it into Windows/IE...*grin*

..now there's a marriage made in Heaven hell.


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 08 May 02 - 07:47 PM

assume the strikeout does NOT continue thru the last word..*grump*


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 May 02 - 08:30 PM

(hi Bill)

~S~


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 09 May 02 - 09:28 AM

(hi Susan)...(I have yer files....will even send 'em one of these days)


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 May 02 - 12:43 PM

(please do they complete my project)

Don't make me come over there....

~S~


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:18 PM

threats?...you can pick 'em up in Oct., at the getaway....*grin*


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Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:37 PM

nononononoooooo.........

wannit sooooonerrrr........

~S~


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