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Tech: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?

18 Apr 02 - 11:51 AM (#692903)
Subject: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

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

~Susan


18 Apr 02 - 12:11 PM (#692922)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: GUEST,Declan

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.


18 Apr 02 - 12:12 PM (#692924)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: IvanB

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.


18 Apr 02 - 12:31 PM (#692936)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: GUEST,Gene

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 -

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18 Apr 02 - 01:20 PM (#692974)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

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

~Susan


18 Apr 02 - 09:35 PM (#693313)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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...


18 Apr 02 - 09:37 PM (#693315)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Amos

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

Darned Macs....

A


18 Apr 02 - 10:08 PM (#693345)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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...


18 Apr 02 - 10:22 PM (#693356)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Francy

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...


18 Apr 02 - 10:45 PM (#693364)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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


18 Apr 02 - 11:37 PM (#693383)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: IvanB

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.


19 Apr 02 - 02:48 AM (#693462)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis

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


19 Apr 02 - 11:43 AM (#693768)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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!


28 Apr 02 - 02:32 AM (#699656)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

OK, what about AIFF to MP3?

~S~


28 Apr 02 - 11:10 AM (#699803)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: John MacKenzie

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


28 Apr 02 - 02:35 PM (#699892)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis

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*


28 Apr 02 - 02:43 PM (#699898)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

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

~S~


28 Apr 02 - 03:04 PM (#699914)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis

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.


28 Apr 02 - 03:29 PM (#699932)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

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~


28 Apr 02 - 08:16 PM (#700056)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: hesperis

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


28 Apr 02 - 09:13 PM (#700095)
Subject: RE: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

Okiebokie!

~S~


01 May 02 - 02:08 AM (#701809)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

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


01 May 02 - 09:55 PM (#702514)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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)


01 May 02 - 11:08 PM (#702552)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

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~


08 May 02 - 07:57 AM (#706608)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: GUEST,Mike Cahill

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.


08 May 02 - 09:49 AM (#706653)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

??? We have been! *G*

~S~


08 May 02 - 02:57 PM (#706852)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Steve in Idaho

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


08 May 02 - 07:46 PM (#707039)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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.


08 May 02 - 07:47 PM (#707040)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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


08 May 02 - 08:30 PM (#707062)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

(hi Bill)

~S~


09 May 02 - 09:28 AM (#707343)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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


09 May 02 - 12:43 PM (#707455)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

(please do they complete my project)

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

~S~


09 May 02 - 03:18 PM (#707580)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: Bill D

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


09 May 02 - 03:37 PM (#707595)
Subject: RE: TECH: RealPlayer Files-- Save as MP3's?
From: wysiwyg

nononononoooooo.........

wannit sooooonerrrr........

~S~