Converting to Quicktime
October 4, 2004 8:00 AM   Subscribe

How might one convert Real Media to Quicktime video, on a Mac?
posted by mwhybark to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Not sure if there's a direct converter out there, although you might want to look into Media Cleaner. You can download a demo to see if it works.

What I would do (And a cheaper option) is get Snapz Pro. Play the realplayer video and basically do a movie capture using the Snapz Pro video capture settings which will save to quicktime by default. Again, you can test this out with their trial version first to see if it works.
posted by jeremias at 8:31 AM on October 4, 2004

Second vote for Snapz Pro.
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:37 AM on October 4, 2004

Is there an open source solution? Can you get Totem or one of those Unix players to do it without shelliing out $69 for Snapz?
posted by inksyndicate at 8:38 AM on October 4, 2004

How about mencoder, which comes with mplayer.
posted by fvw at 9:07 AM on October 4, 2004

Response by poster: Does mplayer support real? I thought that it was mostly winstuff, depending on your codecs.
posted by mwhybark at 1:05 PM on October 4, 2004

Recent versions of mplayer/mencoder, I have heard, support Real formats through libraries from Helix, Real's open-source analogue.

Someone who can explain further, please fill in the details?
posted by britain at 2:43 PM on October 4, 2004

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