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2A Batterie
May 28, 2006, 11:20 AM
I did a quick forum search and couldn't find an answer. I have a great song that's in real audio format that I would like to play in iTunes so I can have it on my iPod. Any suggestions on how I go about doing this? Sorry if this question is we todd id.



2A Batterie
May 28, 2006, 05:02 PM
Anyone at all?

2A Batterie
May 29, 2006, 03:35 PM
Anyone?!?

2A Batterie
Jun 2, 2006, 06:36 PM
Was this just a dumb question or am I asking something that's a "no-no"? I'd like to find out how to convert that tune, but I'm almost as curious as to find out why I can't get a reply.

wrc fan
Jun 2, 2006, 06:55 PM
download ffmpegX and the helix codec, and then convert it to mp3.

2A Batterie
Jun 2, 2006, 08:05 PM
I have ffmpegx, where would I download the helix codec? I did a quick search to no avail. I've already tried ffmpegx by itself in attempts to convert the file from .ra to mp3, but it only does it in the sense that I get the .mp3 file of Zero KB... nothing there. Any help?

Tommyg117
Jun 2, 2006, 08:05 PM
I could never get it to work even with ffmpegx. How do I install the codec?

wrc fan
Jun 2, 2006, 10:10 PM
You can download it here (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mplayerosx/reallib.zip?download), unzip it and move it into /Library/Application Support/ffmpegX

2A Batterie
Jun 3, 2006, 12:28 PM
I just downloaded and placed it where you told me. It's still not working, and I think I'm doing something wrong. I open up ffmpegx (0.0.9d) And drop the .ra file from my desktop into the source format section of ffmpegx. In the source format section, it reads "From: rm, Video: no video, Audio: 0x0000, 160 kb/s" Is the audio section where I am going wrong? The file on my desktop is 7.1mb, but is the data not transfering or something? I am sooo confused.

wrc fan
Jun 3, 2006, 12:54 PM
what are you selecting as the target format?

matthew24
Jun 3, 2006, 01:07 PM
If nothing works, you could 're-record' through Wiretap Pro:

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/

strydr
Jun 3, 2006, 01:25 PM
If nothing works, you could 're-record' through Wiretap Pro:

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/


Ya, I was gonna suggest Audio Hijack Pro. Would do the same thing.
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/

2A Batterie
Jun 3, 2006, 02:12 PM
what are you selecting as the target format?
I've tried both Audio file to MP3 and just for kicks, Movie audio to mp3. Neither have worked.

wrc fan
Jun 3, 2006, 03:43 PM
hm.... could you post the output you get when you run it (click the little info icon in the ffmpegx encoder window)?

2A Batterie
Jun 3, 2006, 07:16 PM
hm.... could you post the output you get when you run it (click the little info icon in the ffmpegx encoder window)?
Here are the screen shots:

wrc fan
Jun 3, 2006, 07:40 PM
Well, it says "Resampling with input channels greater than 2 unsupported" so that's your error. It doesn't seem like the effort is worth it when you can "purchase"*cough*download*cough* the song online. You could try converting it to an ac3 and then from there to a mp3, or to a divx using mencoder and then extract the mp3 out of it, but that just seems like too much of a hassle.

interslice
Aug 8, 2008, 06:30 PM
it's never simple with MAC - why oh why lord - i tried for about half a day - ffmpegx to no avail - i deleted the thing entirely as i don't want to shorten my life any more with the amount of stress such a poorly designed program could do.
i have no other alternative apart from install windows on mac and use superC !
horray for windows again