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[Resolved] capturing audio files such as Real Audio

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  1. Kristi

    Kristi Thread Starter

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    Is there any way to access the file so it can be saved to playback without being on the internet? There is no "save target as" option. And when I save the .ra file from the temp int files it connects to the server again to play.

    Thanks for any help.
    Kristi
     
  2. evilmrhenry

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    The problem you are running into is that .ra files are only a link to the song that exists on the Internet.

    It looks like Real does not like people saving .ra files. However, there are programs that can convert the file into other formats. Try RA2WAV at www.remixer.com (which converts .ra files to .wav files).
     
  3. Kristi

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    Thank you for the link and suggestion. I downloaded and installed the software. It doesn't solve the problem because the software wants to access the .ra file just like I want to. When I offered it the link to the .ra file it just told me that it wasn't an .ra file. So, in other words, I still need to get the .ra file on my hard drive, not the link to it, to convert it with the software.

    It looks like the problem is capturing the actual audio.

    Any more suggestions out there?

    Kristi
     
  4. evilmrhenry

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    Wow. It seems RealAudio does NOT like people saving .ra files. I found Streambox, which is very restricted in the free version, (You can load the free version 10 times) and DBpowerAMP (free) which has a .ra decoder. I also found URLSnooper to find out where the .ra file is actually stored. (If you can enter a URL in any program to get a file, this is what you will need)

    I haven't used any of these programs, but I can give dirrections. Try
    http://admin.dbpoweramp.com/ for DBpowerAMP and the .ra decoder,

    http://www.indiamp3.com/help-mp3/ for the only link I found to Streambox, (company is enduring a lawsuit from Real)

    and http://www.vcdhelp.com/vcdtools.htm for the URLSnooper
     
  5. Kristi

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    PROBLEM SOLVED!!

    I found shareware called "TotalRecorder" and it's a great program. And only costs $11.95. It routes the streaming audio to it's own driver making it possible to capture it. It then routes the data to your sound device. It has several good features also, such as scheduling and appending.

    If you're at all interested, it may be a good idea to get it while it's available, just in case they are involved in a lawsuit and required to remove it.

    Kristi

    http://www.highcriteria.com
     
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