[rescue] Saving RealAudio files to wav/mp3/etc?

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Fri Mar 26 11:02:16 CST 2004

Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> Anybody have suggestions on how to save a RealAudio stream to a local
> file?

There's a tool for Windows called Streambox VCR (or perhaps Streambox
Ripper) that will download Real streams. You'll end up with a .ra file.

I'm not sure what you'd use to convert these to a useful format. There are
tools that are one step short of the "analogue hole" and intercept PCM data
as it goes to the soundcard. You could then re-encode to MP3.

There's also LD_PRELOAD hacks you can use on the Linux version of RealPlayer
to capture decoded stream data.

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