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  1. Ave,

    I installed the latest stable binaries of the reallib package in my /Library/Application Support/ffmpegx and opened a .rm file in ffmpegx to convert it to avi. This is what i'm getting:



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  2. Check if ffmpegX is in /Applications and not another folder, check if your hard disk does not have any spaces or accented or special characters in the name.
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  3. Originally Posted by major
    Check if ffmpegX is in /Applications and not another folder, check if your hard disk does not have any spaces or accented or special characters in the name.
    Ave,

    I do have FFMPEGX in another folder, not the applications folder. Will it work if i just copy the FFMPEGX application in the /Applications folder or do i need to re-install it in the /Applications folder?

    Also, the name of my hard disk is "Macintosh HD" ... the default name. It has a space in it!

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  4. So just move the application in /Applications, and rename your disk to "Macintosh_HD". If it still does not work, redownload the application and copy it again in /Applications (no need to reinstall binaries, just copy the application).
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  5. Originally Posted by major
    So just move the application in /Applications, and rename your disk to "Macintosh_HD". If it still does not work, redownload the application and copy it again in /Applications (no need to reinstall binaries, just copy the application).
    Ave,

    Redownloaded FFMPEGX and copied it to /Applications folder.
    Renamed Hard Disk to "Macintosh_HD".
    Loaded the real media file in FFMPEGX, still the same result. Exactly like the screenshot above.

    Just wanted to confirm. The latest stable release that i download for the reallib package, the reallib folder contains 47 files. Is that correct?

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  6. Yes. Which is the path of your source file?
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  7. Originally Posted by major
    Yes. Which is the path of your source file?
    Ave,

    You mean the .ram file i'm trying to encode?
    That file is located in /Library/Toast/Encode/IN_BS.ram

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    .ram normally being metafiles, with no a/v, I'd be surprised if you could encode like this. I would think you'd need the ra/rm/rmvb file that the ram file points to. Try opening the ram file in a text editor to read the true location of the RealMedia data.

    I would keep /Library/ free of files you create/play/modify, as it is essentially for Mac OS and applications. Could be harmless, but it seems like a bad idea to keep personal files there.
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  9. Originally Posted by Case
    .ram normally being metafiles, with no a/v, I'd be surprised if you could encode like this. I would think you'd need the ra/rm/rmvb file that the ram file points to. Try opening the ram file in a text editor to read the true location of the RealMedia data.

    I would keep /Library/ free of files you create/play/modify, as it is essentially for Mac OS and applications. Could be harmless, but it seems like a bad idea to keep personal files there.
    Ave,

    I know what you're saying abou the .ram files, but this one is actually a 24 MB file and it plays perfectly fine in Real Player. I don' think it's streaming media from any location. I did open it in a text editor and as expected, only found tons of Gibberish.

    I agree, not a good idea to keep personal files in /Library ... but it's not the cause of this particular problem.

    Still looking for solution.

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  10. ffmpegX can both open .ram metafiles and .rm video files. However, if your file is a video file, then it must be named .rm and not .ram, or ffmpegX will think it is a metafile and will use random video data as a pointer to the actual file.
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