Looking for Real Audio to MP3 app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shaunvis, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. shaunvis macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I came across an old website with some interviews I want to grab. They're in real audio (ugh...) though so I can't just download and save them.

    Anyone know of an app or browser plugin that will let me capture & save the files? In a perfect world, the app would also convert them to mp3 but I'm sure I can find something to do that if I can just figure out how to save the files.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Can you post a link?
    You might be able to download them using the Activity window in Safari. Post a link and I'll test it.
     
  3. shaunvis thread starter macrumors member

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. shaunvis thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply but I found a simpler route.

    http://www.ghacks.net/2005/11/07/how-to-save-real-audio-files-to-hard-disk/

    1. Go to a webpage that offers Real Audio Streams, they normally offer a link to a .ram file which you download. The .ram file only contains the link to the .ra / .rm file, and that’s what we need. Remember the .ra file contains the audio, the .ram file the location of the audio file.

    Download the .ram file and open it locally with a text editor. You should see a line with a link to the audio file. If you are lucky the url starts with http://

    If that’s the case simply copy paste the url into your browser and you are prompted to download the audio file.


    Then I converted with a free app in the app store called "Smart Converter". It's a little too smart though & doesn't give any options as far as where to save, what quality or file-type but it works for me in this case.

    Thanks again
     

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