Convert Real Player and WMV into AVI then join and encode into new WMV file using Real7ime Converter, Stoik, VirtualDub and Windows Media Encoder Nov 30 2004

I was working on a project and needed to combine a Real Player clip together with a Windows Media Player clip into a new WMV file. I was able to use the following software (all free to download and use) to tackle each part.

1) To convert Real Player video to AVI format:

Real7ime Converter (R7C) by Dessloch/[uCF]


Real7ime Converter (R7C) by Dessloch/[uCF]

Real7ime Converter (R7C) is a converter of any RealPlayer(tm) streaming
medias (video and sound) to AVI/WAV/MP3 format. It is a realtime
converter because it does not manage Real Time Streaming Protocol(tm)
(RTSP) directly so the needed time to convert a media will be greater
or equal to the time of the media.

2) To convert from WMV format to AVI format:

(VirtualDub no longer will import WMV format files, due to Microsoft’s patents on the format)

Stoik Video Converter – Reviews and free downloads at Download.com

Convert WMV and AVI files, and change the frames-per-second rate, frame size, and compression codec of the video stream, sampling depth, frequency, and the number of channels of audio streams. Stoik Video Converter also detects scene changes and splits video into episodes. It exports scene clips or scene-separated projects for Stoik’s VideoMan.

3) To join two AVI files together:

Welcome to virtualdub.org! – virtualdub.org

What is VirtualDub?

VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.

4) Encode the AVI file into .wmv format:

Windows Media Encoder 9 Series

Windows Media Encoder 9 Series is a powerful tool for content producers who want to take advantage of the many innovations in Windows Media 9 Series including high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, new support for mixed-mode voice and music content, and more.


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19 Responses to “Convert Real Player and WMV into AVI then join and encode into new WMV file using Real7ime Converter, Stoik, VirtualDub and Windows Media Encoder”

  1. peter Says:

    Trying to follow your directions to grab a .rm video clip from
    http://www.journeyman.tv/download.php?id=10258&PHPSESSID=6f5df5c2e7ce18df037e7009b9d30fc5

    I get following messages:
    Opening URL
    Begin
    Presentation opened
    Original sound format ….
    Hardware decompression found
    Can’t begin decompress[I420] [err=.1d0h]
    Stop
    Presentation closed
    Client closed

    I’m stuck!

    Can you help?

  2. Chris Says:

    Try downloading the I420 codec from intel. http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/download.asp?url=/2846/eng/codinstl.exe&ProductID=

    This MAY fix your problem. I get error 2d0h which I am still investigating – as it has nothing to do with the I420 Codec. Good luck.

  3. luke thomas Says:

    I get the same problem, even after having installed the codec (from two different sources). I’m trying to download http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/sport_web/video/40924000/bb/40924985_bb_16x9.ram
    maybe there’s a program update somewhere? anyone’s help would be appreciated…
    Luke

  4. Hillary Tarus Says:

    I had the same problem as above too since I wanted to download some vide from BBC. I finally found a solution from some other discussion group.

    Please download and instal Helix codecs from the following site http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=56972

    Hopefully your problem shall be solved

  5. Mantas Says:

    OMG, this is what i obsulutely love about interntet! I just go to google and type in
    “How to convert real player videos to avi?”
    I see a beutiful article from gabriel and I download “Real7ime Converter”. The link was already there! I try conveting I get an error, then I look in the comments I find the link to fix this problem! I download it, and gues what? It works! Thank you people! By the way the link was “http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=56972”
    Thanks people!

  6. mendi Says:

    real player video convertor

  7. ANJ Says:

    Well done. Downloading the Helix codecs did the trick. Thanks.

  8. Bob Says:

    Dear Gabriel,

    I want to convert a great porno rm (Real) video file to an WMP file to burn on CD for my pal who has no computer but has a DVD player.

    Also, I have many old VHS and S-VHS tapes that I want to convert to modern media (DVD or maybe flashcards)…

    What software is best for me to buy? Roxio? Another brand?

    Please email me your response at bibz@optonline.net and thank you.

    Bob NJ-US

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  12. bee Says:

    try “youconvertit” http://www.google.com/search?q=youconvertit.com , it converts many formats, and no need to install anything. and it’s free. if you wish, it can send files only with no conversion.

    it downloads youtube videos, or converts them online. it also convert units

  13. izmir evden eve Says:

    thank you wery much

  14. Liz Says:

    Gabriel many thanks for leading me to what I wanted… Great service! Fantastic! Thanks again.. Thanks to all who contributed towards the conversion of my ancient VHS tapes of my now adult kids to DVD. Brillo! And a special thanks to “bee” … Much appreciated. Liz.

  15. Chuck Says:

    I am new at this game. I need instructions on how to convert downloaded Videos that were downloaded to “Real Player” to a format I can burn to a DVD or CD that will play on any CD or DVD player. Some instructions that I can print out and read while I am trying to accomplish this. Thank’s & Cheers! Chuck

  16. Maam Says:

    I have problem in convert video from Real Player to DVD disc. I need your instruction how to use it. I really want to burn video from Real Player to DVD so I can watch it in DVD player!! I try so may way but still can not do it. Plase tell me so, Thank you

  17. raza rrizvi Says:

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    hep hep horeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……………..

    waalikum salam

  18. Mark Says:

    I want to convert Media Player videos to a DVD using R7C. Can you help me through the proccess?

  19. margie Says:

    Why so complicated? I use bigasoft total video converter to merge different format video to a desired format video. Just import all the videos you want to merge, be it real media video, or windows media video, or mov video, mp4 video. Click “Merge Selected into One” option, and then set desired video format from the “Profile” list. Press “Convert” button. That’s it, all is done.
    Bigasot Total Video Converter windows version:
    http://www.bigasoft.com/total-video-converter.html

    Bigasoft Total Video Converter Mac version:
    http://www.bigasoft.com/total-video-converter-mac.html

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