How does Realmedia files compress sound?

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#1

hey all, hoping somebody will be able to shed some light on the little problem, i have been experiencing.

I have some movie files i want to put onto DVD so i can watch in my DVD player… Now this file has the ending *.rm.mpg which is a little wierd.

I used Gspot to assess the video file, and it tells me it is a real media file.

However it will play with both extensions, so if i keep it as mpg, windows media player plays it fine. if i rename it is *.rm it plays fine also through realplayer.

I used tmpgenc to convert it to DVD files, and i burnt it all to DVD, it plays fine, however there is NO SOUND!

i have been trying with RM files for a while, and getting the video across is easy, but sound NOPE!

anybody got any ideas?? cheers people

Maimu


#2

My guess is that its mpeg video, but real sound. I don’t know. What does gspot report for the video and audio codecs?

Realmedia is a real bitch to convert. I had downloaded some video clips that were in the real format and I could never get them converted properly to mpeg2 because I know that real video uses a variable frame rate. Anyway, post back so that we may further assist you.


#3

Gspot so kindly informed me it does not support this format, and all it could tell me is it “thinks” it is a real media file.

I have found a program called RM converter, however the sound is so out of synch, i don’t think it is even worth the hassle of resynching the sound, as it sounded like a lost cause…

hmmm there has to be a way to do this!


#4

Hmmm… Is there any chance for you to obtain your files in a different format? You could always try TINRA and see if that works for you. But I had little success with it, sound issues as well. Anyway, good luck.


#5

Real Media all sucks…I dunno why people still use it and pay for it too.