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Q: Convert Realvideo to something else? ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Convert Realvideo to something else?
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: placain-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 05 Sep 2002 18:22 PDT
Expires: 05 Oct 2002 18:22 PDT
Question ID: 62130
Is there a way to convert Realvideo to something else (like, say,

I've done a number of websearches, and have found dozens of sites with
very complicated instructions, some of which actually have you do
things like take a screenshot of each frame and record the audio
output of your computer and then piece it all back together.

I'm looking for something that would let me essentially drag a .rm
file onto a program and have it write out a .mpg file or similar.
Subject: Re: Convert Realvideo to something else?
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 05 Sep 2002 20:25 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

Believe it or not, I had the same question as you not so long ago. It
took a while, but I finally found a program that does just what you're
looking for! It's called Tinra and can be found at Basically what it does
is it converts Real media files to Windows .avi files. The only
requirement is that you have to have a version of RealPlayer installed
(I recommend version 8 which can be downloaded using the form at Stay far, far
away from RealOne!)

Tinra can be downloaded using the link above, but since it's a command
line program, if you'd rather use a GUI you can download one at my GUI
guy (

A guide to converting the files using Tinra can be found at This guide explains
the relatively simple process much better then I could ;) However,
since the guide uses an old software version, it's a bit outdated and
misses a step. After you press the convert button in step 4 you should
be prompted for a codec to use. The one you choose will affect file
size and video quality, so you might want to play around with it a bit
to find one that suits you.

If you want to convert the resulting .avi file to something else
(MPEG-4, etc...) you might want to check out the answer to a previous
question of mine:

Hope that solves your problem! If not, please feel free to ask for

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