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Convert Real audio and video into MP3 and AVI files
Authored by: straniero on Jan 17, '07 01:47:50AM
I want to thank the person who started this thread! I've been trying for years to convert my South Park Real Movie collection to Quicktime and have finally managed thanks to them!

But... The instructions are not real clear! Here's plain and clearly what you need to do to convert .rm video to Quicktime....

1) Download ffmpegX.dmg, mencoder and mplayer from
mencoder and mplayer are zipped together as ""
Unzip them after downloading or FFMPEGX can't find them while it's installing (D'uh!)
Run FFMPEGX so that it can complete the installation!!!!!

2) Download and install Real Player 10 (not 9 or any other version!) from
I tried it with 9 and realized that these people who are saying that they couldn't find the "codecs" folder in the right place were doing the same thing, and it doesn't work! (I did only find 12 codecs and not 14, but it works!)

3) Control-click on the Realplayer icon and "open package contents". Navigate to Contents -> Frameworks -> HXClientKit.framework -> Helix Plugins -> Codecs. Take all of the files in the "codecs" folder and copy them to a new folder that you create inside of /Library/Application Support/ffmpegX and name the folder "reallib".

4)That's it! Open FFMPEGX and convert your Realplayer media to Quicktime! For some reason though, you must use the DivX Mencoder preset or it won't work, (So, export it again when you're done!)

Other tips....
FFPEGX just has stripes on the progress bar while it's doing this conversion, it's normal.
If you do a "get info" while you're converting, you'll see millions of "1 Dupicate frame(s)!" messages. It's not stuck in a loop! I think what it should say is "1 Frame has been duplicated!". These messages just mean that it is working!

I also found that by putting the 3ivx codec into FFMPEGX in the same way as the Real codecs I could convert videos that I could get to run in Quicktime before! Who knows the possibilities?

Happy encoding!
The Straniero

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Convert Real audio and video into MP3 and AVI files
Authored by: gassjack on Mar 22, '08 04:18:34AM

OH MY CHRIST, IT REALLY WORKS!!! You are a bloody genius!

I thought the file had crashed coz nothing seemed to be happening but I left it alone and sure enough it worked.... so happy!! Now I can watch my Interpol videos on my iPod... oh yeah!!

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Convert Real audio and video into MP3 and AVI files
Authored by: Raro on Jul 23, '09 02:31:18PM

Your extended explanation helped. Thanks.

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