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Boilsoft APE to RA Converter tutorial

RealAudio files were originally identified by a filename extension of .ra (for Real Audio). Shall we convert APE to RA?

Glossary:

 

Monkey's Audio (APE) is a file format for audio data compression. Being a lossless format, Monkey's Audio does not discard data during the process of encoding, unlike lossy compression methods such as AAC, MP3, Vorbis and Musepack.Data file compression is employed in order to reduce bandwidth, file transfer time, and/or storage requirements. A digital recording (such as a CD) encoded to the Monkey's Audio format can be decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data. As with the FLAC and Apple Lossless format, files encoded to Monkey's Audio are typically reduced to about half of the original size, with data transfer rates and bandwidth requirements being reduced accordingly.

 

RealAudio files were originally identified by a filename extension of .ra (for Real Audio). In 1997, RealNetworks also began offering a video format called RealVideo. The combination of the audio and video formats was called RealMedia and used the file extension .rm. However, the latest version of RealProducer, Real's flagship encoder, reverted to using .ra for audio-only files, and began using .rv for video files (with or without audio), and .rmvb for VBR video files. The .ram (Real Audio Metadata) and .smil (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) file formats are sometimes encountered as links from web pages.


How to convert?

 

 

Step 1 Add video or audio formats

Press Add to add the APE you want to convert, then select RA as the output format.

 

Step 2 Edit the file (Optional)

Press to play the files and the timer will start to work. Press to stop.

This feature is designed for you to measure your favorite segment.

When you want to designate the segment, you can press to set starting time and ending time.

Press to listen to the selected segment.

 

 

Step 3 Customize the audio (Optional)

As can be seen from the diagram, the panel allows you to set the expected volume and output format of the audio, and to customize the sample rate, Bit rate and channels the audio will contain.

Press to listen to the audio.

 

 

Step 4 Get your cool melody

When all settings are completed, just press Start Button to gain your favorite ra from your output directory soon.