Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

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Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by ant on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:17 am

Hello.

I am having problems playing back OLD .ram audio files from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/lifeofants.shtml ... I tried tweaking MPC-HC as shown in http://www.codecguide.com/faq_mpc.htm :

"Q: I suddenly can no longer play .ram files in Media Player Classic. I get a 'cannot render the file' error.
A: Media Player Classic options -> Player -> Formats

Scroll down to 'Real Media File'. Behind it you should see 'RealMedia'. If you see 'DirectShow', then click on it and change it to 'RealMedia'."

However, it didn't work. I have RealAlternative Lite v2.0.2 Lite installed on this 64-bit W7 HPE (IE8) machine as well.

Thank you in advance. Smile

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:32 am

I can't help you with that. Use VLC Player. That will work.

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by ant on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:25 am

Admin wrote:I can't help you with that. Use VLC Player. That will work.
Oh. Sad So Real's stuff isn't supported in K-Lite Codec Packs? Also, how come FAQ mentions how to fix it?

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:16 am

Normal files are supported just fine. Streams may or may not work. Luckily such streams are almost extinct nowadays.

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by ant on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:34 am

Admin wrote:Normal files are supported just fine. Streams may or may not work. Luckily such streams are almost extinct nowadays.
Hmm, streaming Real medias should support though. Razz

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:36 pm

It is probably due to the fact that you are so stubborn to use the 64-bit version of MPC-HC. Use the 32-bit version from the pack and things might start working again.

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by ant on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:29 am

Admin wrote:It is probably due to the fact that you are so stubborn to use the 64-bit version of MPC-HC. Use the 32-bit version from the pack and things might start working again.
Sheesh, 64-bit can't do that? Grr. OK, I will try 32-bit. FYI, my old XP Pro. SP3's MPC-HC, with RA Lite, had no problems.

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Post by Admin on Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:13 am

64-bit MPC-HC only works with 64-bit software. And as you have now noticed, many things are only available for 32-bit.

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by ant on Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:14 am

Admin wrote:64-bit MPC-HC only works with 64-bit software. And as you have now noticed, many things are only available for 32-bit.
Ahhh! Thanks. So RA Lite is 32-bit only. Darn.

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by newwhitepeter on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:16 pm

You can also use mplayer or real alternative to play .ram files

Another way is to convert .ram files to other audio or video formats

Just google search Step by Step Guide on How to Convert RAM to MP3, WAV, WMA, AVI, MP4, WMV?

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by ant on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:18 am

newwhitepeter wrote:You can also use mplayer or real alternative to play .ram files

Another way is to convert .ram files to other audio or video formats

Just google search Step by Step Guide on How to Convert RAM to MP3, WAV, WMA, AVI, MP4, WMV?
Yeah,but I was hoping Codec Guide's set would already have that without extra players. Wink

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Re: Unable to play very old .RAM audio files in MPC-HC due to "cannot render the file" error

Post by Admin on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:14 am

The codecs from the pack can only play files. Your sample is a RTSP stream. The solution is simple: stop using 64-bit MPC-HC and use the 32-bit version instead.

VLC Player can also play those files.


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