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Unregistered
07-05-2002, 03:46 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

daren
07-06-2002, 03:08 PM
Install dbpoweramp music converter and the Real Audio decoder
plug-in from the "codec central" page.

Right-click the files you want to convert in Windows Explorer and
choose "convert to". Go for "MP3" and set the bitrate.

Couldn't be easier (??)

Good luck,
Daren.

Unregistered
07-07-2002, 09:28 AM
I don't think you can convert Real Audio files to any other format. The codecs allow the encoding of other formats to Real Audio but that's about it.

totalXSive
07-07-2002, 11:31 AM
No it isn't - see my reply to http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=530 .

Unregistered
01-22-2004, 06:44 AM
this DBPowerAmp Convertor looks good, must give this a tryout

50cent1
03-31-2004, 07:39 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

fordracer42
04-04-2004, 04:01 AM
You can convert with the .ra codec you have to change the .ram to .ra then use the converter and whooooooooopeeee you can make it anything you want...........trust me I've been at it awhile...........Bill :komisch12

Unregistered
04-08-2004, 07:26 AM
Hi, Encoder Fans and dbpoweramp Enthusiast

I read your discussion about doin .mp3 from .ram (rm+ra+....???).
For streaming sound Total Recorder from High Criteria is exelent to make Mp3 from ram. But when downloading the RealAudio-file for saving and perhaps playing in a portabel player there is no alternative to mp3.
So i have to convert all .ram-files to mp3.
After compession the mp3-file should also be the same size/quality.
The problem is to convert may 100 hours of radioprograms quickly.
dbpoweramp do it in realtime, as a lot of other programs, like a player/recorder (it works well in my old computer).
But what is needed is a decoder/encoder converting one hour in max 5 minutes.
There is at least one program doing this, e.g. WisecroftRipper, but it is not free.
Do anyone know other programs for "instant" conversion, free or not?

Most grateful
George

Unregistered
05-17-2004, 08:51 AM
Hi, Encoder Fans and dbpoweramp Enthusiast

I read your discussion about doin .mp3 from .ram (rm+ra+....???).
For streaming sound Total Recorder from High Criteria is exelent to make Mp3 from ram. But when downloading the RealAudio-file for saving and perhaps playing in a portabel player there is no alternative to mp3.
So i have to convert all .ram-files to mp3.
After compession the mp3-file should also be the same size/quality.
The problem is to convert may 100 hours of radioprograms quickly.
dbpoweramp do it in realtime, as a lot of other programs, like a player/recorder (it works well in my old computer).
But what is needed is a decoder/encoder converting one hour in max 5 minutes.
There is at least one program doing this, e.g. WisecroftRipper, but it is not free.
Do anyone know other programs for "instant" conversion, free or not?

Most grateful
GeorgeNo, Wisecroft Ripper can't convert .ram files to MP3. Well, not the ones i got on my HD right now. I did convert some .rm files earlier on.

Unregistered
05-27-2004, 05:12 AM
i need to do this too, and i can't figure it out. am i stuck with stupid *.ram?

starlitefunk@yahoo.com

Unregistered
05-28-2004, 06:39 AM
I'm having problems with this too... I'm trying to convert a set of .ram files, but I'm running into bugs--- the decoder just keeps running and never completes, and i have to end the whole task to shut it down.


help, please?

thanks!

Organfreak
05-28-2004, 09:16 AM
I'm a bit shocked that nobody here has pointed out that .ram files are NOT audio files. They are text files that point to actual Real Audio sound files, much as an .m3u does for .mp3s. They are created in Notepad or other text editor, saved as .txt and then renamed.

About the only thing you could hope to convert a .ram file to is .html!

-Stickler

wesamgaber
06-03-2004, 09:13 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

soly1977
06-07-2004, 03:02 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

ChristinaS
06-07-2004, 11:20 PM
Could you please read the FAQ section? All of these questions are answered right there.

Unregistered
06-23-2004, 07:45 AM
Hi ChristinaS!

Im glad to hear from dbpowerAMP Staff.
Maybe you can tell me if dbpower makes a converter ".ram to .mp3",
but converting, in a hurry, wich means quicker than realtime.
Im still searching for a decoder/encoder converter -
not a player/recorder, working in realtime (I already got TotalRecorder).

Reading FAQ is usually a waste of time.
To much text and not finding my answers.

To Stickler ;
*.ram is an audiofile, at least used for spoken radioprograms, but also music in low quality (high compression). Not to be mixed upp with text files and Notepad.

George

Unregistered
06-23-2004, 07:47 AM
Could you please read the FAQ section? All of these questions are answered right there.

Hi ChristinaS!

Im glad to hear from dbpowerAMP Staff.
Maybe you can tell me if dbpower makes a converter ".ram to .mp3",
but converting, in a hurry, wich means quicker than realtime.
Im still searching for a decoder/encoder converter -
not a player/recorder, working in realtime (I already got TotalRecorder).

Reading FAQ is usually a waste of time.
To much text and not finding my answers.

To Stickler ;
*.ram is an audiofile, at least used for spoken radioprograms, but also music in low quality (high compression). Not to be mixed upp with text files and Notepad.

George

xoas
06-23-2004, 08:24 AM
George-
The simple answer to your question is "No". dB does not have a converter to convert Real Audio files faster than realtime. The only possible exception to this would be if WinAmp had a plug-in to do this conversion faster than real time in which case dB with the WinAmp plug-in codec might be able to do it.
I am not sure Stickler is wrong but I don't think that is really your issue at this point.
Best wishes,
Bill Mikkelsen

ChristinaS
06-23-2004, 12:59 PM
Hi ChristinaS!

Im glad to hear from dbpowerAMP Staff.
Maybe you can tell me if dbpower makes a converter ".ram to .mp3",
but converting, in a hurry, wich means quicker than realtime.
Im still searching for a decoder/encoder converter -
not a player/recorder, working in realtime (I already got TotalRecorder).

Reading FAQ is usually a waste of time.
To much text and not finding my answers.

To Stickler ;
*.ram is an audiofile, at least used for spoken radioprograms, but also music in low quality (high compression). Not to be mixed upp with text files and Notepad.

George
The "Staff" label is rather a misnomer. I am not involved in the development of any of this great software, I only can offer a little help with the use of some of it.

FYI, the .ram extension is supposed to represent a Real Audio meta-file (playlist-like), so it is a text file, by all means, containing a list of Real Media files, which usually have the extension .ra or .rm. Of, course with people renaming files to different extensions every which way trying to fool various programs, this may well no longer be the case for some files.

Sorry to hear that you find the FAQ a waste of time. perhaps it can be said that it may have been a waste for time for those who took the trouble to write them, considering many people do not read them.

The fact remains thet at present dMC can only convert Real Audio in real time.

xoas
06-23-2004, 01:20 PM
:yawn:
Im glad to hear from dbpowerAMP Staff.[QUOTE]

[QUOTE]Reading FAQ is usually a waste of time.
To much text and not finding my answers

I want to go a little off-topic because of the forthright manner in which you have voiced your sentiments. These are sentiments which all of us have shared from time to time. We would like intelligent assistance for our problems in a timely fashion, we would like the assistance to be informative, we would like it to be tailored to our individual needs. And I want to make it clear that I am not belittling these sentiments. However, I would like to clarify some possible misunderstandings here.

As to staff, dBpowerAMP is pretty exclusively the result of Spoon's efforts. This is not his day job. He has had some help from Darin (earlier in this thread, who has done some of the codec work) and others. Razgo gets credit (and rather too little, imho) for the website. It is not his day job either. A number of talented people have contributed to the development of skins for the audio player. Any other help comes from users just like you.

Now, I don't know this for a fact but I assume that the other 3 people who have the title "dBpowerAMP Staff" under their names have had exactly the same experience I did. I logged on one day (less than a month ago), found I had the title "VIP Member" on a bright shiny button and, somewhat later found that I also had the title of Staff. There was no application form, no interview, and no salary or commission. We don't have any office. We don't have any manuals. We don't have any training or information sessions. We don't do lunch together or hold teleconferences. We have no set hours. We do not have assignments or caseloads. We are members of a community of users who have been singled out for our experience, our helpfulness and (at least in the other cases) our knowledge. We are not necessarily the most experienced, the most knowledgeable, the most helpful participants in these forums. But we were given these titles in the expectation that we would (continue to) go out and (continue to) use our powers for good in whatever manner we saw fit.

I digress. The point is that we are not staff in the usual sense of the term. So when ChristinaS. advises users to check the FAQ's, she is expressing good advice. There are many things we can spend our time on and we tend to get an awful lot of people asking the same questions that someone asked (and got an answer to) 2 days ago and someone else asked about (and got an answer to) a day before that which maybe is very clearly outlined in documentation that people have at their fingertips.

Now you are right. We have all spent too much time researching documentation, looking for answers to questions and found that what answers there are may be hard to track down, unclearly worded, and perhaps unfathomable. And yes, I do think users have a right to helpful, accurate and timely assistance for their issues. We all have an obligation to try to improve that as best we can. This includes, obviously, Spoon and Razgo (who more than do their share in this regard), it includes (at least speaking for myself) the "staff", it includes other users (who are more than free to help out where they can (and many do)), but it also includes users with questions or problems. Please do your part too.

Please understand that I am addressing the entire community, not any one individual. Two months ago when George first asked his question, I was largely unaware. It wasn't my job and it wasn't my interest. It wasn't any other user's job or interest either. A classic case of "Anyone could have done it, someone needed to do it, but no one had to do it so it didn't get done". Bottom line, if we don't each take resposibility for it, it won't work.

Sorry to ramble. Need to get some rest :yawn: ;) for my day job (the one with the salary). ;)

Best wishes, :komisch12
Bill Mikkelsen

petriburg
06-23-2004, 04:57 PM
:smile2: Well said, Christina and xoas. I'd like to add, here, my opinion of the system. First and foremost, this is free software, and the very best you can install into your system. As has been said above, all the honorary (which means unpaid) staff give freely of their time, and do their utmost to solve people's problems with the software - 95 percent of the time to good effect. (Those times when it doesn't work are usually down to individual computer problems, or incompatibility with other designers' software). Here's another point which I cannot emphasise too strongly: If you post a query on this forum, it's almost certain you'll get a reply/answer with 24 hours, or oftentimes much less. By comparison, and from personal experience, send a tech query to the producers of some very expensive software, and it will, more often than not, take a week to get an answer. Interpret that how you will, but to me, it all adds up to a dedicated public-spiritedness on the part of the "staff".
As to the usefulness of FAQ and the forum - I can only say that I spend at least a half hour each day scanning the info; one learns much from doing this.

adrian2004
06-24-2004, 01:42 AM
could someone tell my who to download mp3 onto my phone plZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

adrian2004
06-24-2004, 01:45 AM
i am gettin really :vmad: :vmad: :vmad: about how to dowload mp3 to my phone plz help me

xoas
06-24-2004, 01:54 AM
Adrian-
Please check out the links in Ferris209's reply in this thread:
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=5092
Also, please check your cell phone's documentation.
Best wishes,
Bill Mikkelsen

sboy
07-01-2004, 12:04 AM
sweet!! I love the internet!! you can find anything here FREE!!

I was looking and looking for something like this, all I found was free trials that would only convert up to 2 mins. but this works great!!

thanks
sboy

Unregistered
07-19-2004, 02:04 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

ChristinaS
07-19-2004, 03:06 PM
Read these threads:
1) http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=5203 - for .rm

2) http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=4992 - for .ram

3) http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=5362 - for when nothing else works

Unregistered
08-31-2004, 03:50 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

Unregistered
09-28-2004, 10:24 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

ChristinaS
09-28-2004, 11:05 PM
TILT YOUR HEADS BACKWARDS A BIT AND READ THE POSTS ABOVE!

Unregistered
09-29-2004, 11:37 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

Unregistered
09-29-2004, 11:37 PM

ChristinaS
09-30-2004, 12:21 AM
:vmad: :headbang: :vmad:

Unregistered
10-09-2004, 04:34 AM
Ok everyone, cut it off! if you want super fast converting from ram to mp3/wav use streambox ripper. hands down.

Unregistered
11-01-2004, 11:44 PM
nhkm

need of Advice
11-04-2004, 07:07 AM
hmm...hey guys and girls, now i can see that there is a .ram discussion going on and i need HELP ASWELL. my problem in the same i downloaded some songs, buty they are in .ram format. i need to convert them to mp3 format. now i have real player and have the audio CD input and music converter but it still tells that i do not theright encoder. i thought i downloaded the one i was suppose to but maybe not....any one got any adive or help....plzzz plzzz fell free to contact me.



thanx

Unregistered
11-10-2004, 05:44 AM
I tried to convert my real media .ra, .ram etc to mp3. all of them converted successfully..but they also added a metallic sound to the audio. Is that an issue with the conversion, or is that my comp? whichever it is, how do i fix that?

thanks in advance

xoas
11-10-2004, 06:13 AM
What settings (bitrate, frequency, channels) did you use for your mp3 files?
My guess is that you compressed your mp3 to too small a file size.
You can try converting one of these files to .wav. If THAT converted file sounded metallic then I might wonder about either the computer or the source file.

Best wishes,
Bill Mikkelsen

norton2002
11-18-2004, 09:59 AM
:smile2: When converting from .ram files, here is what I found out the hard way.
If you get the .ram file from the internet, it refers to the Real Audio file on the internet. So if you try to convert that file, you must have the internet connection active. If you do not have the connection, dMC will hang forever (no error messages) and can only be stopped by ending the task (cntr alt del).
To the "staff", thanks for a great program !

damnangel
02-24-2005, 03:52 PM
thanx

ChristinaS
02-24-2005, 04:15 PM
Please refer to the FAQ on Real media files : http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=6194 as well as information on meta-files: http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=4992

neilthecellist
02-25-2005, 05:35 PM
Hi,
could u tell me the procedure to convert real audio files(.ram/.rm) to MP3s??

thanks,
R.

f*cking spammer.

STOP DOUBLE POSTING!!!

ChristinaS
02-25-2005, 06:48 PM
Neil, I'm on the verge of branding you a visual polluter. :D

What you're complaining about is way old, from the days before mandatory registration befer posting anyway. And it wasn't spam, just a lazy poster who can't be bothered to read the answers provided even.

neilthecellist
02-26-2005, 08:49 PM
sorry.

I'm just frustrated when I see stupid double posting.

Also, is there a delete feature to delete a post?

LtData
02-26-2005, 09:15 PM
sorry.

I'm just frustrated when I see stupid double posting.

Also, is there a delete feature to delete a post?
Yes, click the edit button, there is a box to check and then a button to click to delete a post.

ChristinaS
06-14-2005, 08:20 PM
Thread closed.