[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Anyone know of any cheap'n'cheerful ways to convert Real .rm files into MP3s, or some other audio format I can then convert to MP3?</strong><hr></blockquote>
If you have a PC handy you can do this:
First download this plug-in that lets you play RealAudio files in Winamp: <a href="http://innoreal.kiwidream.com/
You need to have RealPlayer installed to use it. Then download this plug-in that lets you encode to MP3 in Winamp using the freeware encoder LAME: <a href="http://mukoli.free.fr/out_lame/
Install them both.
Go into preferences and associate all the Real Media extensions with Winamp so that they'll be opened in Winamp by default. Then go to output plug-ins and select Out_LAME as the default plug-in and set the configuration options. Now every time you open RealAudio files in Winamp, they'll be converted to MP3. Don't forget to set the output plug-in back to Nullsoft waveOut when you want to play music.