.ivr without Realplayer?
September 19, 2008 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Is there anything free besides Realplayer that will play (or convert to some other format) Realplayer's .ivr files?
posted by juv3nal to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
have you tried Real Alternative?
posted by forallmankind at 3:20 PM on September 19, 2008

I'm not sure about .ivr files, but "Real Alternative" is a directshow filter that will play .rm files in just about any directshow compatible player (such as Windows Media Player).
posted by nickerbocker at 3:20 PM on September 19, 2008

Can you upload a sample somewhere? I've seen this question pop-up on a ton of forums and I'd like to see what I can do with GraphEdit, etc.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 3:32 PM on September 19, 2008

Response by poster: Real alternative doesn't (yet?) work for .ivr files.

As for a sample, I was just thinking in general of torrents that I see popping up and whether they're worth my time/bandwidth if I'm deadset against installing Realplayer. (Hence, I haven't yet bothered downloading any) Here's one that I don't think is copyright infringing (it claims to be video of an Obama rally).
posted by juv3nal at 3:41 PM on September 19, 2008

Mplayer handles Real
posted by hortense at 8:53 PM on September 19, 2008

Response by poster: IVR isn't on the list of supported formats, just Real Video and Real Audio. Real Alternative does those as well, but not ivr.

And I know there's a windows binary and all, but the fact that something like "mplayer −rawaudio format=0xff −demuxer rawaudio −af pan=2:.32:.32:.39:.06:.06:.39:.17:-.17:-.17:.17:.33:.33 adts_he-aac160_51.aac" is a valid command to start the program is precisely why I'm not a linux geek.
posted by juv3nal at 9:57 PM on September 19, 2008

If you don't want to exercise Real Ultimate Power over MPlayer, there are a quite a few GUI front ends for it. And if you can find out which codec DLLs RealPlayer uses for .ivr files, there's a pretty good chance you could make MPlayer use them as well. Might even be as easy as copying them to the same directory as all its other Windows codecs.
posted by flabdablet at 1:33 AM on September 20, 2008

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