Does anyone know of a program to convert real media to mpeg/avi that actually works?

Real media video files are nice, but they’re not compatible with the program I’m currently trying to master- Microsoft movie maker. There are some clips I’d love to use, but I can’t find a program to convert them to mpeg or avi formats. (it’s too bad that you can only convert quick-time clips that way using the “old” media player, since that works very well). I’ve downloaded a couple of programs, but neither came with instructions, and I couldn’t launch them at all. Is there a program that will actually get the job done, or is it just wishful thinking on my part?

There is a program called tinra.exe that’ll do it, but I don’t recommend it–it only converts to RAW avi format. Yes, raw. With the 2 gb file limit. This sounds like a lot, but trust me, that’s only enough to convert everything in 2-5 minute chunks. On the bright side, that’s short enough that the audio won’t desync too much. :slight_smile:

Basically, if you’ve got a real video file, you’re stuck with it unless you videotape the screen while it’s playing. :-\

I have seen programs such as this, after intensive searching on Google – I can’t tell you much, but I do know that all such converting programs require you to own the full version of Real Player (which has something like a $500 price tag, of course).

There are programs that will do it without the full Real Player – but I have a feeling most of these would fall into the illeagal sofware category.

I hate it too, but there you go…

Erg, that’s illegal software

I cant’ splel wroth a dran todya…