the ability to create streaming audio does not mean it's okay
to violate copyright laws! Do
not turn any CDs into streaming audio files unless they were produced
by your own choir or you otherwise have obtained permission. See
Big Myths About Copyright Explained" for more information.
need a program that will record sound and convert it into a .wav
file. Possibly, one came with your computer's soundcard. The
one illustrated below is ALSrack, which comes with my the Avance
Logic soundcard. This gives you increased volume control, better
than what you'd get by skipping this step and going directly to
If you don't
already have recording software, there are inexpensive ones you
can download. Audiograbber
is one example; the full version of this costs $20 (US), but a
free trial version -- which is a completely useful one -- is also
the .wav file into a Real media (.rm) file. Use RealSystem
Producer to process the .wav file into a streaming audio file.
The free basic version of this is well hidden on Real.com, but
we've found it for you! Click on it's name, and scroll all the
way down, past the "Real" attempt to get you to buy
the full version, to the download button for "RealSystem
you can convert a file that's on your hard drive -- the .wav file
you made in Step 1, or capture a media clip from a microphone,
CD player, or VCR that's connected to your computer.
this tutorial as a printable Word Document.
Sounds into Streaming Audio Files
to Create & Stream RealAudio Files
the RealAudio Console
more training on this, visit Web
Developer's Virtual Library