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    Missing "SampleGrabber"

    I just installed dbPowerAmp and am trying to convert .ra and .rm files. I installed the codecs that were recommended. I now get the following message when beginning the file convert process: "The CODEC required to decompress 'C:\Audio\filename.ra' could not be opened.
    Unable to insert SampleGrabber."
    :cry:

    Can someone tell me where to find this "SampleGrabber"? :smile2: Thanks!

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    Did you install the DirectShow Codec and follow these instructions:
    Real Audio: Download 'Real Alternative' from http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1054136293/1 (or search in Google for Real Alternative) add .ra .rpm .rm .ram .rmvb all on separate lines to Configure DirectShow Decoder

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I installed Real Alternative 1.39 and updated the DirectShow Decoder with .ra and .rm.

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    Check dMC Configuration (Start --> Programs --> dBpowerAMP Music Converter --> Configuration --> dMC Configuration) and see if it shows .ra, .rm, and the other formats.

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    Don't forget to reboot.

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    I did reboot. The .ra, .rm, .ram do not show up in the dMC Configuration. They are in the DirectShow Decoder Config, "DSEext.txt". I still get the "Unable to insert SampleGrabber" message. As a test, I inputted into the decoder an MP3 file and that converted fine to a cda.

    I would appreciate any thoughts.

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    I quit using Real Alternative because it would not open some real files.
    I have Realplayer Enterprise installed.

    It seems absurd that Real Alternative must be installed.
    I tried the Directshow codec and config anyway, carefully following all directions.
    It does not work, as I expected. DMC does not even see the rm files.

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    You need Real Alternative, as it installs a RealMedia DirectShow Splitter. Try the stand-alone splitter. It should work with RealPlayer: http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ckage_id=87719

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    Re: Missing "SampleGrabber"

    Thanks for the info, LtData.
    I will try it.

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