[Mplayer-users] offtopic: realplayer format

mgraffam at idsi.net mgraffam at idsi.net
Tue Jun 19 18:13:12 CEST 2001

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Alex Kanavin wrote:

> No. Once you have an .rm file, you can do three things with it: watch it
> with realplayer, extract the sound with some special tricks (substituting
> the sound device), and throw the file away.

ffmpeg allows encoding to .rm -- so the format has to be understood

A friend of mine once did a conversion of some .rm stuff to mpeg using
analog. He put the realplayer window's upper-left corner in the upper-left
corner of the screen, and played the .rm over TV out, recording that
analog signal simultaneously on his TV tuner card. Then he cropped off the
everything not in the video and compressed to MPEG. 

The result actually looked better than the original .rm because the analog
step helped smooth the graininess. 

Not optimal -- but don't forget, we are analog creatures and analog is our
friend :)

Michael Graffam (mgraffam at idsi.net)

Mplayer-users mailing list
Mplayer-users at lists.sourceforge.net

More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list