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Boilsoft RA to WMA Converter tutorial

WMA is a small and powerful boy in the area of multimedia. Shall we convert RA to WMA?

Glossary:

 

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.

 

Windows Media Audio (WMA) is an audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. The name can be used to refer to its audio file format or its audio codecs. It is a proprietary technology that forms part of the Windows Media framework. WMA consists of four distinct codecs. The original WMA codec, known simply as WMA, was conceived as a competitor to the popular MP3 and RealAudio codecs. WMA Pro, a newer and more advanced codec, supports multichannel and high resolution audio.[A lossless codec, WMA Lossless, compresses audio data without loss of audio fidelity (the regular WMA format is not lossless).And WMA Voice, targeted at voice content, applies compression using a range of low bit rates.

 

How to convert?

 

convert ra to wma

 

Step 1 Add video or audio formats

Press Add to add the RA you want to convert, then select WMA 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 Customize the metadata information (Optional)

We can see from the picture that the metadata information of the output audio, such as title, author, copyright, comment, album, track, can be customized merely by typing in what you want to display.

 

Step 5 Get your cool melody

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