Realaudio, Realmedia and Realvideo Stream Recorders (Rippers)

How to download/capture/save/record Real streams: RM, RMVB, RA, RAM, RPM, SMIL and SMI [RTSP, PNM or HTTP protocols] – streaming video and audio from RealPlayer and RealOne Player.

Here you can read about Streaming Video Recorders – shareware and freeware software recording RealMedia, RealVideo and RealAudio streams including but not limited to Live Streaming Video, Streaming News Video, Streaming Music Videos, Streaming Adult Content, Web Radio Streams, Scientific (i.e. NASA video), News Features, Corporate Videos and any other streaming content. Record you favourite streaming video and audio from RealPlayer (RealOne Player).

Note that some programs allow to record not only RealMedia, RealVideo and RealAudio streams (RA, RM, RAM, SMIL), but also Windows Media and Quick Time video streams. Take a look at Multiformat Stream Recorders (Record Windows Media, Real Media, Real Video, Real Audio, Quick Time, Flash Video streams).

WM Recorder 14 Editor’s choice! (Shareware-$49.95/Windows)

WM Recorder records RealMedia, RealVideo and RealAudio video and audio streams. You can save your recordings as files to your hard disk, and watch them anytime you like, even without an Internet connection. All major protocols are supported.

WM Recorder is the easiest way to record Real streams played by your RealPlayer (RealOne Player). And it’s powerful, too.


WM Recorder can record Real streaming video and audio (RM, RMJ, RAM, RA, RMVB, SMI, SMIL, and RPM) streamed through the following protocols:

  • HTTP
  • RTSP

As a VCR style recorder WM Recorder is extremely easy to use. With just one click, any streamed Windows Media link is saved as a recorded file on your PC automatically.

Main features:

  • Records both video and audio streams.
  • One click recording.
  • Watch partially downloaded streams!
  • Record at the highest quality, even on slow connections.
  • Multiple streams can be recorded at once.
  • Can split, merge and fix the recordings.

Platform: Windows 7/Vista/XP
Requirements: RealPlayer 10 or later.
Price: $49.95 (30 day unconditional money back guarantee).Try our readers top rated stream recorder for FREE today!

R7C Real7ime Converter (Freeware/Windows)

Real7ime Converter (R7C) is a converter of any RealPlayer(tm) streaming medias (video and sound) to AVI/WAV/MP3 format. Just drag and drop RealMedia files or web links/urls on the R7C window to convert.
Real7ime Converter (R7C) can record RealMedia, RealVideo and RealAudio streams through the following protocols:

  • HTTP,
  • RTSP,
  • PNM (TCP),
  • PNM (HTTP)

You can record RM, RA, RMVB, RAM streams. You have to get the links from metafiles like RAM and SMIL by yourself.

Recording time is limited by computer memory.

R7C understands start and end times of a stream so you can record a part of a stream.

R7C can convert RealMedia, RealVideo, RealAudio files (ra, rm, rmvb) to AVI, MP3 or WAV files.

Just drag and drop RealMedia files or web links/urls on the R7C window to convert.

R7C bandwidth is controlled by RealPlayer (or RealOne Player). See “Tools” -> “Preferences…” -> “Connection” -> “Bandwidth”. Set Normal and Maximum bandwidth.

Note that Real7ime Converter needs the I420 codec to work. Most computers already have this but some don’t. Please read our FAQ Common problems recording streaming Real Media, Real Video and Real Audio with Real7ime converter (R7C) for more.

Platform: Windows
Price: FREE
We do recommend to try other software before using R7C! See Multiformat Stream Recorders

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See also: Multiformat Stream Recorders (Record Flash video and audio streams, Real Media/Video/Audio streams as well as Windows Media, QuickTime)