June 26th, 2002, 11:48 AM #1
Converting real player files to avi, mpeg...
I have this great RM file that I would like to convert to mpeg, then VCD if possible. I can find converters for avi to mpeg or VCD but not too much on RM files.
June 26th, 2002, 12:17 PM #2
About the only thing I could find once before was Incite Media Assisstant unfortunatley, I think it cost to much $$$ and there is no "DEMO" or "Try" feature. Well, the 2.0 version does, but it won't do RealMedia. It's in the list, just greyed out.
I've yet to be able to find anything else that would do RealMedia conversion.
June 26th, 2002, 12:24 PM #3
June 26th, 2002, 12:31 PM #4
I tried that TINRA they had at the bottom. But, my audio was out of sync.
They have on that page, "If the sound is out of sync throughout the entire movie (unlikely but possible) use VirtualDub or similar software..." HA! Prove to me it never would be. I did 4 vids and they all were out of sync. VDub couldn't fix them. And they weren't variable like it says it can't fix anyway.
June 26th, 2002, 02:26 PM #5
Thanks for the links, I am trying one right now to see how large it is going to expand the file size.
June 27th, 2002, 07:10 AM #6
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July 13th, 2002, 04:40 PM #7
That TINRA thing works great. You must have the box checked that says something about postprocess avi's with framerate stablelizer. If you don't have it checked, your audio will be way out of sync.
Here's a "how to" for TINRA
Over the past many days I have converted about 50 video clips from RM to AVI. In fact, I no longer have ANY RM files on my system...Woohoo!!!!
July 13th, 2002, 06:28 PM #8
Notes on TINRA:
You need all of these files for TInra to work properly. All files need to be in the same folder.
GUI for Tinra
Download all those and unzip them. Put all the files into a folder of your choice. The only one you actually run is the TinraGUI.exe, so make a shortcut to it.
While converting is being done leave your computer alone. The process is sensitive to the load on the CPU. If it gets bogged down because something else was using the CPU then you might get pauses or stutters in the converted file.
Unless you're going to purchase editing/converting software, this is the only way to go.
July 13th, 2002, 06:58 PM #9
Even more notes:
For using Tinra, I always have it use the Divx 3.11 low motion codec and the kbps set kinda high. Maybe to 1200 or so. I use the exact same settings for Stablelizer's codec settings.
That will produce a rather large AVI files. Much larger than the RM file was. But don't worry, you're not done yet.
Now load that AVI file into VirtualDub. And set your audio compression to mp3. I usually keep it the same Hz. (You can check the file's current information by going to FILE / FILE INFORMATION in VirtualDub.)
Set your video compression to Divx 3.11 low motion (probably listed as MPEG-4 low motion). Set the kbps to whatever you want.
• 750 and higher will give virtually no loss in quality but the files will still be pretty large.
• 512 - 749 seem to work very well for most video clips that are already not perfect quality (like most RM files).
• 256 - 512 if what you're converting is already fairly poor quality &/or animation then you might be able to go all the way down to 256kbps with the compression. The files I've done this with have turned out to be smaller than the original RM files!
But usually the resulting AVI files will be about 25% - 50% larger than the RM file. AFAIC that's a small price to pay to rid your system of RM files.
April 14th, 2004, 06:46 PM #10
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I tried to convert the rm file into avi... but during the convertion a "DOS box" appears showing
"some components are not available to provide playback of this presentation of your system?"
that does this exatcly means???
BEcause i tried it with other rm file none of them works....
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