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    Please forgive me for my ignorance, but I am having a lot of trouble converting rm files! I have installed ffmpegX, and the support I THINK I need, but still no luck. The files go through the conversion process but spit out a 0 KB file.

    I am on a MAC PPC, OS 10.4.11 and have gotten my poor little brain confused tracking down forum info.

    Can anyone help?

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    Please post contents of the logfile (click on the blue "i" in the Progress window).
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    If you can't get it, Baldrick's suggestion of r7c worked for me...works for local files, too
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    But that's a Windows tool, though, isn't it?
    If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
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    oh is it? sorry...missed the mac part
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    This is from the log file:

    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    [NULL @ 0x45a630]Unsupported video codec
    [NULL @ 0x45a630]Unsupported video codec
    Mon Dec 1 19:15:54 EST 2008
    ]Unsupported video codec
    Input #0, rm, from '/Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/Seven.rm':
    Duration: 00:00:31.2, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 462 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Data: 0x0000, 32 kb/s
    Stream #0.1: Data: 0x0000, 187 kb/s
    Stream #0.2: Data: 0x0000
    Stream #0.3: Audio: sipr, 8000 Hz, mono, 6 kb/s
    Stream #0.4, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 27 kb/s
    Stream #0.5, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 19 kb/s
    Stream #0.6, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 13 kb/s
    Stream #0.7: Audio: cook, 22050 Hz, mono, 32 kb/s
    Stream #0.8, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 187 kb/s
    Stream #0.9, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 132 kb/s
    Stream #0.10: Audio: sipr, 8000 Hz, mono, 6 kb/s
    Stream #0.11: Audio: sipr, 8000 Hz, mono, 6 kb/s
    Stream #0.12, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, yuv420p, 352x240, 27 kb/s
    Stream #0.13, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 27 kb/s
    Stream #0.14, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 27 kb/s
    Stream #0.15, 12.00 fps(r): Video: rv20, 352x240, 13 kb/s
    Codec type mismatch for mapping #0.0 -> #0.0
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    You may have more than 1 problem. The logfile indicates that ffmpegx can't recognize the codecs in the sourcefile. If you drag the source into ffmpegx's window, I assume that it says "unrecognized" in the video (and maybe audio) pane(s). You may also have to select "invert mapping" in the audio page (the "codec mismatch" reference usually indicates the need for this).

    Assuming that you've correctly installed "reallib" then the next thing is to verify that you are using only mencoder-based presets. Others (e.g., ffmpeg) won't work.

    An earlier related thread on this may also provide you some hints: https://forum.videohelp.com/topic349046.html
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    Thanks for your help. I installed the MPlayer OSX and tried to open my .rm file. It opens the window, plays the audio for a split second, then stops. Sorry again for being so clueless. THis is SO not my area of expertise!

    This is the log:

    2008-12-01 15:58:32.399 MPlayer OSX[927] ===================== MPlayer OSX Started =====================
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/Seven.rm
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 15:58:52.523 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -identify
    Can't init Apple Remote.
    2008-12-01 15:58:53.190 MPlayer OSX[927] *** Assertion failure in -[NSTextFieldCell _objectValue:forString:errorDescription:], AppKit.subproj/NSCell.m:1298
    2008-12-01 15:58:53.190 MPlayer OSX[927] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]illegal ac vlc code at 4x4
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]ERROR at MB 4 4


    MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: decode_video
    - MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
    Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
    disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
    - MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
    It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
    gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
    DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
    won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
    2008-12-01 15:58:55.052 MPlayer OSX[927] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 1
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/One.rm
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.404 MPlayer OSX[927] Arg: -identify
    Can't init Apple Remote.
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.586 MPlayer OSX[927] *** Assertion failure in -[NSTextFieldCell _objectValue:forString:errorDescription:], AppKit.subproj/NSCell.m:1298
    2008-12-01 15:59:29.586 MPlayer OSX[927] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil


    MPlayer interrupted by signal 10 in module: decode_video
    - MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
    It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
    gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
    DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
    won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
    2008-12-01 15:59:30.855 MPlayer OSX[927] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 1
    2008-12-01 15:59:33.959 MPlayer OSX[927] ===================== MPlayer OSX Terminated =====================
    2008-12-01 16:06:12.222 MPlayer OSX[950] ===================== MPlayer OSX Started =====================
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/One.rm
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.435 MPlayer OSX[950] Arg: -identify
    Can't init Apple Remote.
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.617 MPlayer OSX[950] *** Assertion failure in -[NSTextFieldCell _objectValue:forString:errorDescription:], AppKit.subproj/NSCell.m:1298
    2008-12-01 16:06:21.618 MPlayer OSX[950] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil


    MPlayer interrupted by signal 10 in module: decode_video
    - MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
    It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
    gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
    DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
    won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
    2008-12-01 16:06:23.183 MPlayer OSX[950] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 1
    2008-12-01 16:09:30.832 MPlayer OSX[950] ===================== MPlayer OSX Terminated =====================
    2008-12-01 23:11:54.836 MPlayer OSX[1355] ===================== MPlayer OSX Started =====================
    2008-12-01 23:12:53.626 MPlayer OSX[1359] ===================== MPlayer OSX Started =====================
    2008-12-01 23:12:53.996 MPlayer OSX[1359] CFLog (0): CFMessagePort: bootstrap_register(): failed 1103 (0x44f), port = 0x3b03, name = 'hu.mplayerhq.mplayerosx.ServiceProvider'
    See /usr/include/servers/bootstrap_defs.h for the error codes.
    2008-12-01 23:12:53.996 MPlayer OSX[1359] CFLog (99): CFMessagePortCreateLocal(): failed to name Mach port (hu.mplayerhq.mplayerosx.ServiceProvider)
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer 1/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/Seven.rm
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.784 MPlayer OSX[1359] Arg: -identify
    dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
    Referenced from: /Volumes/MPlayer 1/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    Reason: image not found
    2008-12-01 23:12:59.926 MPlayer OSX[1359] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 5
    2008-12-01 23:13:10.014 MPlayer OSX[1359] ===================== MPlayer OSX Terminated =====================
    2008-12-01 23:13:14.166 MPlayer OSX[1369] ===================== MPlayer OSX Started =====================
    2008-12-01 23:13:14.533 MPlayer OSX[1369] CFLog (0): CFMessagePort: bootstrap_register(): failed 1103 (0x44f), port = 0x3b03, name = 'hu.mplayerhq.mplayerosx.ServiceProvider'
    See /usr/include/servers/bootstrap_defs.h for the error codes.
    2008-12-01 23:13:14.533 MPlayer OSX[1369] CFLog (99): CFMessagePortCreateLocal(): failed to name Mach port (hu.mplayerhq.mplayerosx.ServiceProvider)
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer 2/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/Seven.rm
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.839 MPlayer OSX[1369] Arg: -identify
    dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
    Referenced from: /Volumes/MPlayer 2/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    Reason: image not found
    2008-12-01 23:13:19.990 MPlayer OSX[1369] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 5
    2008-12-01 23:13:23.309 MPlayer OSX[1369] ===================== MPlayer OSX Terminated =====================
    2008-12-01 23:13:26.610 MPlayer OSX[1355] ===================== MPlayer OSX Terminated =====================
    2008-12-01 23:13:38.478 MPlayer OSX[1377] ===================== MPlayer OSX Started =====================
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/Seven.rm
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.505 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -identify
    Can't init Apple Remote.
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.704 MPlayer OSX[1377] *** Assertion failure in -[NSTextFieldCell _objectValue:forString:errorDescription:], AppKit.subproj/NSCell.m:1298
    2008-12-01 23:13:44.705 MPlayer OSX[1377] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]illegal ac vlc code at 4x4
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]ERROR at MB 4 4


    MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: decode_video
    - MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
    Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
    disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
    - MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
    It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
    gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
    DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
    won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
    2008-12-01 23:13:46.220 MPlayer OSX[1377] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 1
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.997 MPlayer OSX[1377] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.997 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/Seven.rm
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.997 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.998 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.998 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.998 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.998 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 23:17:11.998 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -identify
    Can't init Apple Remote.
    2008-12-01 23:17:12.212 MPlayer OSX[1377] *** Assertion failure in -[NSTextFieldCell _objectValue:forString:errorDescription:], AppKit.subproj/NSCell.m:1298
    2008-12-01 23:17:12.213 MPlayer OSX[1377] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]illegal ac vlc code at 4x4
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]ERROR at MB 4 4


    MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: decode_video
    - MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
    Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
    disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
    - MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
    It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
    gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
    DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
    won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
    2008-12-01 23:17:13.598 MPlayer OSX[1377] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 1
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.101 MPlayer OSX[1377] Path to MPlayer: /Volumes/MPlayer/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer_noaltivec.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.101 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: /Users/theartist/Kathy/Portfolio PDF/Seven.rm
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.101 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -monitoraspect
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.101 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: 1.600000
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.102 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -vo
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.102 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: macosxhared_buffer
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.102 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -slave
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.102 MPlayer OSX[1377] Arg: -identify
    Can't init Apple Remote.
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.318 MPlayer OSX[1377] *** Assertion failure in -[NSTextFieldCell _objectValue:forString:errorDescription:], AppKit.subproj/NSCell.m:1298
    2008-12-01 23:19:04.318 MPlayer OSX[1377] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]illegal ac vlc code at 4x4
    [rv20 @ 0xa04e30]ERROR at MB 4 4


    MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: decode_video
    - MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
    Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
    disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
    - MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
    It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
    gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
    DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
    won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
    2008-12-01 23:19:05.736 MPlayer OSX[1377] Abnormal playback error. mplayer returned error code: 1
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    That extensive log output unfortunately only says that mplayer had a problem. But you probably already figured that out when it didn't play the file.

    First, did you read the posts in the thread I linked to? Before we can go on to possible next steps, you need to tell us what you have done so far. Don't make us try to read your mind.

    Next, are you sure that the source file is intact? That is, are you able to play it with RealPlayer? If not, then there's no hope for ffmpegx.

    Finally, what do you ultimately want as output? DVD? DivX? Something else?
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    OK, here goes....

    These are old .rm files from 2001. They play in RealPlayer, but don't look right "snowy" and low-res. When I attempt to convert in ffmpegX and play through the app, they look fine, but have no sound.

    I loaded ffmpegX, mplayer, mencoder, and realib. I have had trouble finding the right mpeg2enc file. Downloaded it from the site, but it's a 492 KB text file with .intel suffix. When I drag the .rm file into the app window (attached). It "creates" a zero KB file.


    So I loaded MPlayer OSX 1.0 rc2 (which is listed as outdated, but the only Mac version I could find.) Here's what's in the folder:
    AUTHORS.mplayer.rtf
    AUTHORS.rtf
    Copyright.rtf
    Donate to MPlayerOSX
    LICENSE.rtf
    MPlayer OSX
    mplayerhq.hu

    MPlayer quits upon opening the .rm file.

    I just want to convert these to a more usable format, like .mov or .mp4 for my website and pdf portfolio. THis all started when I realized that the .rm files look so bad. (They were OK back in 2001!)


    I'm on a Power Mac G5 (PPC), OSX 10.4.11
    Video card: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro

    That should be the whole story. Please let me know if you need any more info. THANKS so much for trying to help!

    Kathy





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    Originally Posted by kcahill
    OK, here goes....

    These are old .rm files from 2001. They play in RealPlayer, but don't look right "snowy" and low-res. When I attempt to convert in ffmpegX and play through the app, they look fine, but have no sound.

    I loaded ffmpegX, mplayer, mencoder, and realib. I have had trouble finding the right mpeg2enc file. Downloaded it from the site, but it's a 492 KB text file with .intel suffix. When I drag the .rm file into the app window (attached). It "creates" a zero KB file.

    I just want to convert these to a more usable format, like .mov or .mp4 for my website and pdf portfolio. THis all started when I realized that the .rm files look so bad. (They were OK back in 2001!)
    Hi Kathy,

    A couple of things:

    1) You say you downloaded reallib from "the site." Which site? Again, did you follow the detailed instructions outlined in the thread I linked to earlier? It's important that you answer this question; I can't know how to help you unless you do. The fact that ffmpegx does not recognize your files as realmedia files suggests that you still have not properly installed reallib. The thread I linked to provides *really* *very* *detailed* and *helpful* instructions on how to do this correctly. You have steadfastly ignored my pleas to help me help you by simply saying yes or no to the question of whether you have followed those instructions.

    2) Conversion of a video into another format will generally make things look worse, not better. If you are converting from realmedia into mp4 in the belief that the video will magically improve in quality, you will be very disappointed. If you are performing the conversion for other reasons (eg., not requiring viewers to use RealPlayer), then ok, but be advised that the tradeoff is that the already-poor quality clips will look even worse when you're done.
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    Sorry. Yes, I downloaded the Mac OSX PPC codec package from MPlayer since I'm not on an Intel-based system. I followed the directions for replacing the realib folder with the codecs folder (renamed realib) in the app support folder.

    Maybe my rm files are screwy.

    Thanks again for your help and patience.
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    Did you really rename it as you've consistently (mis)spelled it -- realib? The correct spelling is reallib. If you've named the folder realib, that's going to be a problem -- the app expects to find a folder named reallib. Maybe that's your problem?
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    I did at first, then caught it and named it reallib.
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    In reading over your posts, I note that you went to extra effort to avoid the .intel binaries. That may be part of your problem, although I am unsure of how the various versions of ffmpegx interact with various versions of binaries, and with various versions of hardware. But at least according to the ffmpegx website's instructions, you should install the .intel binaries (which are *universal* binaries, meaning that both ppc and intel hardware is supported). Perhaps following those instructions to the letter would be an advisable way to (re)start.
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    This note appears during the installation:
    MPlayer has builtin support for the most common audio and video formats........ Please note that most codecs only work on Intel x86 compatible PCs.

    That's why I didn't continue loading. Should I add these to my existing reallib?
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    Tell you what: I have an older Mac at home that has successfully converted old rm files (probably of roughly the same vintage as yours). When I get home, I'll document what version of ffmpegx, binaries, etc. it has. Maybe you have to "go back in time" (revert to an older version of software) in order to do what you're trying to do. I've been hoping that others would pop in here and provide wisdom, but it appears that you're stuck with me for now. Poor you!

    Please stay tuned.
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    Thank you soooo much for taking so much time and energy on this. As I get deeper, I get more confused.

    I really appreciate your help.
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    For PowerPC, just get the reallib from the link provided on the ffmpegX website:
    If there is no version for OSX available, then download the latest stable build of reallib from this link.
    Now decompress the package, and copy it into /Library/Application Support/ffmpegX
    You're done ! To test your reallibs install, open a RealVideo file in ffmpegX and click "Play". If you see the movie, then the install is successful.
    Do not use a ffmpeg preset for conversions, as ffmpeg does not get support from reallib. Only mplayer benefits from reallib. Any mencoder preset uses mplayer for decoding, and can access reallib. Some mpeg2enc presets can use reallib, when manually set to decode with mplayer.

    The mplayer (lower case m, lower case p) that ffmpegX uses is a different one than the stand-alone GUI player app. But even that separate MPlayer (capital M, capital P) does not support RM out of the box. The codec packages from the MPlayer site are for additional codec support for the GUI player, which includes RealMedia.
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    You're a prince, Case!
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    Thanks for trying to help me through this!

    I have installed MPlayer OS X 1.0rc2 and the codec package Mac OS X PPC 20041107 from www.mplayerhq.hu.

    I have put the MPlayer app folder in my main applications folder. Do I need to find the codecs folder and put it somewhere or is it installed automatically in the right place?

    When I open my old .rm file in MPlayer, it stops just a split second into the video. In searching the MPlayer help, I found that I may "to use the command line."

    ------->To use the command line version of mplayer without any hussle, we suggest you create a link to the binary file contained in the MPlayer OSX.app bundle. To do that, just type the following into your terminal:
    ln -s /Applications/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/External_Binaries/mplayer.app/Contents/MacOS/mplayer /usr/local/bin/mplayer
    This will create a symlink to the mplayer command line binary, and place it into /usr/local/bin. (You can place it anywhere you like, but traditionally, user made binaries, that are not part of the distribution are placed in /usr/local/bin)


    But, of course, I don't know how to do this! : ) How do I type into my terminal on a mac?

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    Kathy,
    I think you made things more complicated than it needs to be.
    Forget about MPlayer OS X 1.0rc2 and the codec package Mac OS X PPC 20041107. Only the users of Intel Macs need to go the more complicated route of first installing a codec package for a different player before moving.
    Just use the PPC reallib download that the developer of ffmpegX suggested. Download it, unzip it, move the folder as instructed and try to [Play] a .rm file from within ffmpegX.
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    Oh, I did that in the first place. I think my files must be corrupt. They'll play from within ffmgpegX without sound. But they won't convert to another format.

    Thank you all for your incredible patience and help!

    And have a great holiday.
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    Hi Kathy,

    Then, I wonder if there might be a problem with your hard drive. It's a low probability that increases as each "standard" debugging step yields no fruit. I would fire up Disk Utility (it's a part of the standard OS install; look under Apps inside Utiliities or something like that) and do a quick disk test. Maybe the files are downloading fine, but they're being store/installed on a damaged portion of the disk.

    You're to be commended for your persistence -- lesser souls would have thrown in the towel long ago!
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