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Discussion in 'iPod' started by noetic, Jun 22, 2005.
Does anyone have any experience converting Real Player files so that they play on a pod? Thanks!
You can't convert a rms or rmx file into another since rms/rmx has DRM. The best way to play RealMedia is to convert them to an audio CD (RealPlayer allows you to burn your downloaded songs into audio CD), then import the audio CD (rip to mp3) into iTunes so you can sync them with your iPod.
Thanks - I'll give that a try today. I'm trying to play 2 hour radio shows archived in Real so I didn't even think of DRM or such. There is/was something called "Streambox Ripper" that supposedly can convert Real files to MP3 but apparently it doesn't work anymore.
Best utility I've ever paid for. Any sound coming through your system it will record - doesn't matter if it's RealPlayer, the Flash soundtrack to a Web site, or other bizarre audio that won't work in iTunes.
Remember to turn off all your system sounds, though. Otherwise you'll also record that "You've Got Mail!" or Eudora alert along with everything else.
It's not the most elegant thing, and I have no idea if it's all digital, but it works wonders for ripping samples to add to DJ mixes.
RealPlayer 10 on Windows can convert audio files in its library to other formats, providing the file is not protected (such as music store files) and the player is either upgraded to the plus version or the user has a premium subscription account (free trial subscriptions included.)
RealPlayer for Mac OS X does not support audio file conversion. You can use Wiretap, the more sophisticated Audio Hijack, or web-oriented iRecordMusic to capture audio from RealPlayer for Mac OS X and other applications and save the audio in various formats.
Yum, this also looks really good and was something I wasn't aware was out there - it appears to also take care of some of the re-mastering of tracks that I'd ordinarily dump a WireTap recording into another application.
Thanks for the tip - I'm going to download the demo version. For $32, this looks to also be quality stuff well worth the cost.
audio hijack and ffmpegX
Audio Hijack works problem free and is great quality recordings. Plus, there is ffmpegX, which, with the right encoder (mencoder), it'll convert real media audio and video to mp3 or avi, respectively. FfmpegX is also much faster than the real-time recording of Audio Hijack.
Good luck with both!