That's just unacceptable to me. I know *why* they went with the .RA container. If they had gone with an MP4 container ( i.e., .M4a ) they would have had to pay a licensing fee on every download of their pay and free player.
No such luck, Real Player 10 won't even convert the .RAX to MP3 if you try to transfer those files to your iPod. What gives? I have to burn a CD with a .RAX playlist and then re-rip them as MP3 in order to put them on a portable player.
There has always been a free 320Kbps MP3 encoder for RealOne Player. There was a link to it, once you visited the music home page. I imagine RP10 has the same thing.
The 320 Kbps MP3 (presumedly Xing) encoder now appears to be available only through Real's Rhapsody music service subscription.
QuoteThe 320 Kbps MP3 (presumedly Xing) encoder now appears to be available only through Real's Rhapsody music service subscription.The Basic player unfortunately only supports up to 96 kbps MP3 encoding. AAC encoding includes all bitrates though. P.S. I have been told the Xing encoder is much improved since its first incarnation, which is usually not well spoken of
They must have left out the high bitrate MP3 encoding to favor their own RealAudio 10 format. Anyway, it is included in the $19.95 plus version.
I don't know where is it coming from.
The only options I have when ripping a CD are RealAudio 10, RealAudio Lossless, MP3, WAV and WMA. If I rip a disc as RA10 AAC, then the extension is .ra. RealAudio Lossless files have the same extension.
Just installed it. It crashes upon startup. I guess there is no hope of running Real Player in my machine (and I ran .r1pclean.exe before installing)Edit: Neverthless, something stays resident in memory trying to connect to some IP address
There is nothing memory resident in RealPlayer 10 if all the auto services are disabled