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#48028 - 12/09/09 10:09 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] convert Realtracks PC/MAC
Svenne Offline

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 375
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
Hi all
I wonder if it's possible to convert the realtracks from pc to mac.
The folders and file names look very much the same (.ST2, .XT2 etc.) only difference are the soundfiles which are wma on PC and mp4 on mac (which is easely converted).
I'm now on a PC, but plan to buy a Macbook.
I don't know if this is legal (another question), but I'm on a tight budget and it would be nice to save some money in buying the cheapest Mac pack solution and then convert some of the realtracks from my PC ultrapack for use on the Mac.

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#48029 - 12/09/09 08:03 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
Mac Offline

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Sounds like you already figured it out, man.

Convert 'em and drop in the right folders with the other files.

Be advised that there could be timing probs on the looping if your conversion proggie adds or subtracts header timing at the front of the file for whatever reason, though.

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#48030 - 05/25/12 12:12 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Mac]
cjicjun Offline

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2
so, which wma to m4a batch converter is the best choice to convert realtracks?... i tried easywma and switch plus but there is timing issue....


Edited by cjicjun (05/26/12 10:13 AM)

#48031 - 05/26/12 10:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: cjicjun]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13526
Loc: Australia
It's possible to run the PC version of BIAB on a Mac using Boot Camp without issues.


#48032 - 05/27/12 03:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Noel96]
cjicjun Offline

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2
Yes I know ,BootCamp is ready for BIAB and it is installed already on my Mac Pro, but my workstation is Logic Studio so, switching between MacOs and Win is boring ...


Edited by cjicjun (05/27/12 03:15 AM)

#48033 - 06/09/12 02:45 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
solidrock Offline

Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1827

Hi all
I wonder if it's possible to convert the realtracks from pc to mac.

Make sure you rename the Library folder in the Realtracks folder to LibraryM
so your holds still work.
I'm using the AudioPhile version that uses wav files it works fine with MACBAIB,
you can try FormatFactory (untick Ask Toolbar) if you have just got the wma files,
choose Audio M4A click Add Folder (RealTracks) > tick Entire Tree > Filter *.wma
and set it to Output to Source File Folder (make sure you have enough space).
Just do a few first and check the timing.
I just did a Crossgrade so now I can boot up on the Mac HD or Win7 HD
Just need RealBand for Mac now !


#48034 - 02/12/13 07:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: solidrock]
Zeero Offline

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 1
I'm switching to mac, Svenne or someone have solved the timing problem in the wma to m4a conversion?

#48035 - 02/14/13 08:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
Oleg Offline

Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 9
There may be an easier solution, if you plan to purchase a version for Mac OS/X. I faced the same issue when I moved from PC to Mac a couple of years ago. At the time I owned the EverythingPAC for PC. I called PG Music and they very graciously agreed to sell me the Mac EverythingPAC for the price of an upgrade from a previous version. You may want to wait a bit, as the 2013 version for Mac is due to come out soon.


#457626 - 02/15/18 01:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
Vlad_BluesJammer Offline

Registered: 05/25/16
Posts: 3
Hi guys, anybody tried this converter? Seems to work good, at least with my .wma music files ;-)


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