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#9746 - 01/05/06 06:27 PM Importing RealPlayer Files to iTunes  
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Hoping to find a "downloadable" solution to the problem encountered when trying to import real player audio files into iTunes. I previously ripped my entire CD collection with Real Player and the result is 20GB of .ra files. Now I use iTunes, and it won't import or "read" these file types, even when I manually change the file type to mp3. Any advice on software available to convert these files? I was hoping to avoid re-ripping my entire CD collection into iTunes.

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#9747 - 01/05/06 07:57 PM Re: Importing RealPlayer Files to iTunes  
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LOL just re-rip it. Why you would ever choose realPlayer is a mystery. It was a good player a few years back, now it is a nasty spyware ridden program I'd rather nuke than install on my PC. Try using windows encoding wma. It is okay, or just rip out MP3's

#9748 - 01/05/06 09:52 PM Re: Importing RealPlayer Files to iTunes  
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You can find software all over the net that will convert .ra to .mp3 for example :

RM to MP3 Converter 1.01

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#9749 - 01/05/06 11:43 PM Re: Importing RealPlayer Files to iTunes  
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I much, MUCH prefer MP3's to any other format as they're ultimately universal (even on some DVD players)...

As for a solution, do as HighLander stated, you're not trying to IMPORT, you're going to want to CONVERT to which you'll need a program (such as what he's included).

In the future, AudioGrabber is now FREEWARE, use it to rip MP3's.

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