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Old 06-05-2006, 02:24 AM   #1
talpa_sai
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Question How to convert .rm files into .mp3 files


Can anybody help me in finding out a program which converts .rm files into .mp3 files? The programs available online (that I came across) are not free, and wherever free downloads are available, they convert only a part of the .rm file into .mp3 file. I also would further like to know whether there will be any saving of hard disk space if .rm files are converted into .mp3 files.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 03:25 AM   #2
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MPlayer (hence mencoder) is able to read RM files, so you could probably run something like this (I'm not on Linux now, so double-check with the man page):
Code:
mencoder input.rm -of rawaudio -oac mp3lame -lameopts preset=standard -o output.mp3
Yves.

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Old 06-05-2006, 03:43 AM   #3
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You could always try dBpowerAMP. It's a free windows program, but runs well under wine. There are codecs for almost every type of audio file including real media.

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Old 06-05-2006, 10:40 AM   #4
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I had good results with ffmpeg. It's fast and easy. Just like this:

Code:
ffmpeg -i realaudioinputfile.ra -ab 128 ac 2 -acodec mp3 mp3outputfile.mp3
add -vn to discard any video streams, assuming you want audio only.

I'm not sure, but you probably need to install the win32codecs as well.

And you'll have to use a separate id3 tagger to set the metadata strings of course. I like audio tag tool myself.

As for your second question, no, there probably won't be much, if any, savings, but that depends a lot on the bitrates you use. Also, as both formats use lossy compression, any conversion will result in a small amount of sound degradation. The copy-of-a-copy effect, if you will.

Last edited by David the H.; 06-05-2006 at 10:45 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 12:45 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot Baldrick65 and David the H.
 
  


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