Can I convert Real Audio files to Mp3's?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by MacDuff, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. MacDuff macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002
    San Francisco
    Hey everyone,
    I normally hate the Real Player. But there are some ram files that I would like to convert to mp3 if possible. Does anyone know how to do this or where I can find the software to do it? I checked Versiontracker but nothing came up; maybe I'm using the wrong keywords. Thanks for the help.
  2. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    as far as I know, there isn't a way to do it without outputting the file to an external source and then reinputting (or just looping omfr the sound out to the sound in).

    I know a program was made a long time ago for windows that allowed people to capture and convert realplayer files, but they were sued and it was taken down. Real player likes to keep absolute contorl over their formats.

    So unless I am mistaken and someone knows otherwise, I'd say there's not really simple way to do it.
  3. ryme4reson macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2002
    Cupertino CA
    Audio Hijack

    You can use a program called audio hijack, that can record audio from any app. So you open audio hijack, the launch RealOne from within AudHiJack, and record the output. Then you convert that output to MP3 from within iTunes, and delete the large .aiff created file.

    You can get audio hijack from version tracker, or check out my software page @
  4. MacDuff thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002
    San Francisco
    Thanks a lot Ryme. If this works than it'll help me out a lot on those long hours of driving home for break with my iPod. you're the man.


    if anyone knows any others though, feel free to give input!
  5. grobbins macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2002
    RealOne Player for Windows can convert RealMedia files to MP3. That feature is not currently supported in the Mac player, though.
  6. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    Then it looks like it's time to boot up Virtual PC...

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