Editors' reviewThis nothing-fancy utility converts RM files to MP3s and WAVs, though some may find the demo's limitations unreasonable. We should note that to use RM to MP3 Converter, you must already have RealPlayer installed on your computer, as this program needs to access some of its files to function. It handles its main job without a hiccup, supports batch conversions, extracts audio from RM videos, and also can convert WAV files to MP3s (and vice versa). The interface is self-explanatory and lets you specify the output file's bit rate and quality level, as well as encode songs in the space-saving VBR mode. Unfortunately, the trial version only lets you convert 30 seconds worth of audio, which may put some users off. Folks with this simple need might find RM to MP3 Converter is for them, but those with more varied audio collections will want a less-restrictive program.
RM to MP3 Converter easily lets you convert RealAudio files (RM, RA, and RAM) to MP3 and WAV files. Also, you can extract audio from RealVideo files. Its features include support for conversion from RM to MP3 and WAV, as well as for batch conversion. RM to MP3 Converter also supports other audio formats. You can convert WMA, AC3, MP3, and WAV to MP3 and WAV files.
Version 1.49 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
What's new in this version:
Can perform relevant conversions even without realplayer v. 14.0 or later. It can not retain the configuration information in Vista/Win7.