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Doug_in_the_UK
Mar 2, 2005, 04:31 PM
After many hours of fruitless Internet searches regarding the following, I hope a member here can help me, please ! I have quite a few .RA (Real Player) songs on my Mac. As you will know, when clicking on the .RA icon, Real Player fires up, makes a connection and plays the music. Is there any way I can convert these .RA files into .MP3s ? Initially, I thought iTunes would do the encoding, but it doesn't. Surely there is something out there for Mac users (I have seen many .RA-to-.MP3 converters for PCs) to help me out ?
I know I could record the Real Player stuff onto my cassette deck via the hi-fi then add them back to my Mac via CD Spin Doctor as MP3s, but this would be too time-consuming. Someone help me, please !

Nermal
Mar 2, 2005, 05:47 PM
You could use something like Audio Hijack, or if you're desperate, Virtual PC plus dMC (http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm).

Doug_in_the_UK
Mar 3, 2005, 03:53 PM
Nermal, you're a hero ! Thanks ! Just when I thought I had given up finding something out there that was capable of .RA-to.MP3 conversions, you came along ! Hijack works a treat. Brilliant ! By the way, I could NEVER be 'that desperate' in buying Virtual PC ! Thanks again :-)

dscan99
Mar 3, 2005, 04:24 PM
You could also try WireTap... I believe it takes the output from the sound card (real audio streaming music) and records it as MP3.

madmaxmedia
Mar 4, 2005, 10:54 AM
Here's another option. Not as easy as Audio Hijack, but free-

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050130184054216

Doug_in_the_UK
Mar 4, 2005, 11:04 AM
Thanks, too, dscan 99 and Madmaxmedia for your help...............appreciated.

vieoray
Mar 4, 2005, 09:29 PM
You could also try WireTap... I believe it takes the output from the sound card (real audio streaming music) and records it as MP3.

wiretap (at least the version i have) records in aiff, so you have to convert to mp3 after you've recorded something.

nork
May 22, 2005, 11:53 AM
convert real audio to mp3 with the streambox ripper
download the streambox ripper at its new location at
http://www.streamboxripper.net/