How to Convert I-Doser DRG Files to SBG & then to WAV, MP3 – An easy step by step tutorial

What is I-Doser??
The I-Doser application scientifically synchs your brainwaves to achieve a specific mood or experience, as outlined by the dose you are taking. It does this through the use of a binaural beat dose that changes your brainwave patterns to make you feel a certain way. Binaural brainwave doses for every imaginable mood.

What are drg files??
.drg files are I-Doser drug files available in I-Doser store, which can be played in I-Doser application once. After playing it once, you will not be able to play it anymore. You will have to buy the dose again to play the dose again. According to I-Doser disclaimer “Doses are one-time use files for use through the I-Doser Application.”
EDIT: As of Version 4.x, you can play doses multiple times.

For further information about I-Doser and doses, visit http://www.I-doser.com.

Disclaimer:
We were going to talk about how to convert these doses to Wav. This may be illegal. But I haven’t found anything said in I-Doser that says doing so is illegal. However, use this tutorial at your own risk. Me or any of the owners of media hosting this tutorial will not be responsible for what you do with information from this tutorial. Please be warned.

What this tutorial is not about??
Please be informed that this tutorial is NOT about playing a dose and recording it with third party recording software. Recording with third party application such as JetAudio, Total Recorder etc. is also an option, but you may experience loss of sound quality and thus complete effects of doses may not be experienced.

Background Information:
I-Doser is a rip off of an Open Source program called Sbagen. Sbagen is a Brain-Wave generating program, which comes with some presets for enhancing and relaxing your brain. This application has a preset file (.sbg) which can be played and recorded to wav too. So, if we have Sbagen and the sbg of the drug, we will easily be able to record it with the help of Sbagen and this should record sbg files with no loss of quality.

And what are the drg files that come with I-Doser?? A .drg file is just an encrypted .sbg + information about the dose and the screenshot.

So, you may be thinking that we will need to de-crypt this file and obtain the sbg. But it is much more simpler than you thought. Read on…

Duplicating Doses:
EDIT: ignore this section if you are using I-Doser version 4 or newer.
For trying this tutorial, you may need to open the dose file again and again in I-Doser, which is not permitted by I-Doser software. You can bypass this with any of the following methods:

Method 1:
1. Get a cracked version of I-Doser.
2. Play doses as many times as you like.

Method 2:
1. Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\IDoser\
2. Delete the key drgMBUN so that all the values in the key get deleted. Then you will be able to play any played dose again.
3. Play and enjoy. However, to replay it again, you will need to follow steps 1 and 2 again.

Method 3:
1. Open the already played .drg file in a text editor. Notepad will do.
2. Change the first line of the file from Q??????? to anything.
3. Play the dose and enjoy. To replay the dose, you will need to change the first line to something else again.

Tools Required for convertion to wav:
We need only two tools and they are:

1. I-Doser itself. Get it from I-Doser.com if you haven’t already downloaded it. Version 3 is available in the time this tutorial is written. However, you may also use version 4 beta.(not available to public now).
EDIT: The current version is version 4.5 and this tutorial works flawlessly with it.
UPDATE: Not required if using Online DRG to SBG Converter.

2. Sbagen. Get it from http://uazu.net/sbagen/ or just Google for it. Download the Windows installer version.

Download and install both applications before you continue.

Procedure:

Part I: Obtaining the sbg file from the drg:
(Method I – I-Doser temp.xqp Method)
1. Launch I-Doser and Open the dose file. (For I-doser version 3 and earlier: If you have already opened the .drg file once, read Duplicating Doses section above.)
2. Hit “Play dose” and leave it.
3. Now, navigate to the folder you have installed I-Doser to. This should be your Program Files\I-Doser directory or wherever you have installed it.
EDIT: Vista users who have installed I-doser without administrator privilages may need to navigate to \Users\%username%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\IDoser v4 to find the installation directory.
4. Look for a file named temp.xqp.
5. Copy this file to another location such as your desktop.
6. Open temp.xqp with notepad and you will see it is readable to some extent, as compared to the .drg files.
7. Now, add “-SE” without quotes in the first line of the temp.xqp file so that it looks like:

-SE

alpha10: pink/40 300+10/60
alpha12: pink/40 300+12.25/60
……………………….
……………………….

8. Save the file as “something.sbg” WITH quotes so that it is saved with an sbg extention.

(Method II – Online DRG to SBG Converter Method)
1. Open up Online DRG to SBG Converter.
2. Click on Browse and select the DRG file you want to convert.
3. Press the Press to Upload button.
4. Save the file.

Part II: Converting to Wav.
1. Now, right click the newly saved file. If you have Sbagen installed, you will see a “Write to Wave” option. Click it and wait for a few minutes till recording is done.
2. You will see a Out.wav file in the same directory where the .sbg file is located. Rename it to something else, if you want to convert another file, else your out.wav will be overwritten.
3. Play the wav file dose in your favourite media player or burn it to a DVD\CD or your MP3 player\PMP and enjoy.

Note that if you convert it to some other formats (such as MP3), the doses may not be effective. However, you can convert to MP3 by using converters such as Audacity+lame.

Also note that Right and Left speakers of your headphones should be placed in correct ears for the doses to function and you should have high quality stereo headphones. And speakers do not work. You will need headphones for I-Doser to work.

PS: Hope this tutorial is easy to follow and is understandable. My native language is not English so pardon me for mistakes.

PPS: This artically was originally posted by me at ThinkDigit Forums and then later moved to The I-Doser Blog. Please goto the above links to view older comments to the tutorial.

  • Hi, nice post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for blogging. I will definitely be coming back to your blog. Keep up the good work

  • Why is it that when I try to open the temp.xqp file, it’s always the same no matter what is being played in iDoser at the moment? As a result, I can’t make the sbg file…

  • admin

    @pencildarts
    What i-doser version are you using? What operating system are you using? If it is Vista or Windows 7 open up i-doser as administrator and try again.

  • Ah, I wish I didn’t have Vista. ._. Version 4.5 iDoser is installed, so I guess I should try to run as admin. Thank you!

  • Danny

    hi when i try to add the -SE to the temp.xqp file it only saves as a notepad thingy file. I am running windows vista and have i-doser 4. When i am adding the -SE i pressed enter twice to that it ened up like this:

    -SE

    alpha10: pink/40 300+10/60
    alpha12: pink/40 300+12.25/60

    should i do it like this?

    -SEalpha10: pink/40 300+10/60
    alpha12: pink/40 300+12.25/60

    im confused, thanks.

  • admin

    @Danny
    Have you installed sbagen?
    If so, in the Save Dialog, did you enter the name as “something.sbg” with quotes?

    I have not used sbagen in Windows Vista, but I think it works.

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  • Any thoughts on how to convert into WAV format for a computer running Linux? I’m currently on Ubuntu and I am having issues with my VirtualBox. For this reason, I can’t open SBAgen or iDoser, although I do have all the DRG files.

    Can SBG be read by common media players? I doubt it.

  • Anonymous

    Amadameus,

    There are versions of sbagen for Linux, see:
    http://uazu.net/sbagen/#download

    To export the SBG of DRG, use the online converter:
    http://www.khattam.info/drg2sbg/

    And save the content that appears on the screen in a text file.

    To convert sbg to wav, use the following command:

    sbagen -Wo

    for the command to work, the binary of sbagen must be in $PATH (for example, /usr/bin or /usr/bin/local).

  • Anonymous

    sbagen -Wo new_file.wav sbg_file

  • Anonymous

    When I convert the idoser file is not as long as it was before. It will either be longer or shorter than the actual file. Its always 25 mins.

  • Anonymous

    Using method 2 I try to convert it to a WAV file and it is coming up with a message saying badly constructed time “p”, line 4

    What do I do to get it to a WAV file?

    • admin

      Please open the sbg file with notepad (or any text editor) and post the contents here.

      All official drgs should work with the online version. Please also post the name of the drug you are trying to convert.

  • Anonymous

    ## p

    -SE
    p

    this one is nicotine, but for any of the ones i have i get the “badly constructed” message

    • admin

      I think your drg files are corrupt. Are you sure the drgs are original and not corrupted (can you play them with i-doser)??

  • Anonymous

    When I downloaded the files the info said they were originals. No I can’t play it through i-doser

    • admin

      If you can’t play via I-doser, they are probably corupt and you may have to get them again. Corrupt doses will not run in I-doser, freedoser or drg2sbg.

  • Nonogm

    Thank you from a linux user. I will boot in windows7 for a while now.
    Regards and all the best!

    • Actually, you don’t need to.

      You can use khattam.info/drg2sbg/ to convert to sbg and install sbagen and hence convert to wav in Linux as well…

  • Ura-dumbass58

    i don’t have a temp.xqp file….help

  • Jade

    When I write to wav a thing comes up and says ‘open with…’ and gives me my programs like adobe and notepad. Confused…?

    • Josh Landers

      Select windows media player

  • Sammasterchief

    Does this work with Mac?

  • Doug

    I right click on my sbg files i made in notepad & there is no “Write to WAV” option, even though i have Sbagne installed… Help!

  • alamo

    help! when i try to open the sbg file im getting a message stating cant open audio file as the device ID is out of range for my system. Anyone else had this issue?

  • hyip

    could any app convert mp3 files to sbg files, i got many huge mpe aud files that need to be converted to sbg

  • v0od0o

    Even today this thing helps. thanks!

  • David Konsumer

    This might be interesting to folks interested in this: https://github.com/brainbang/sbagen_idoser

  • Candipill Tincan

    I can play .drg files more than once in the I-Dose premium player. You can also convert to MP3 directly from there if you want. The only thing you cant do is load your bought doses on another pc.

    • Josh Landers

      This is part of a large marketing ploy by idoser. They want you to be able to create these mp3s and move them to your phone/ipod etc. without the need to lookup a torrent file.

  • Josh Landers

    So I don’t know how active this page is, but I will post my finding anyway! I have found the source page for what I believe to be the base for every “copyright” drg file.
    Here we go! First the site is: http://www.lunarsight.com/freq.htm

    Second if you follow the instructions for the blog post above, and look at the Sbagen file output, for example Absinthe.drg->.sbg you can see this

    alpha10: pink/70 200+10/30
    somatic6: pink/60 200+6/40
    somatic9: pink/50 200+9.6/50
    creative6: pink/40 200+6/60
    creative10: pink/30 200+10/70
    euphoria15: pink/20 200+15/80
    euphoria24: pink/10 200+24/90
    marijuana30: pink/0 200+30/100
    alloff: –

    NOW alpha10
    +00:02:00 alpha10 ->
    +00:04:00 somatic6
    +00:09:00 somatic6 ->
    +00:10:00 somatic9
    +00:15:00 somatic9 ->
    +00:16:00 creative6
    +00:21:00 creative6 ->
    +00:22:00 creative10
    +00:27:00 creative10 ->
    +00:28:00 euphoria15
    +00:33:00 euphoria15 ->
    +00:34:00 euphoria24
    +00:39:00 euphoria24 ->
    +00:40:00 marijuana30
    +00:44:00 marijuana30 ->
    +00:45:00 alloff

    Take a look at
    somatic6: pink/60 200+6/40
    somatic9: pink/50 200+9.6/50

    Then go to the source and using a find in page tool for your browser search for somatic, and tada! The source reads:

    “6-9.6 Somatic Responses, tingling, pressure, heat [SS]”

    Next I want to point out the OBVIOUS use of the name marijuana30. The thing that I have found is Idoser has not most likely been “reaserching” in a lab, but just reading though this source. In the sbg readout for Marijuana.drg you see a more expanded Absinthe.drg version with simply longer times.
    Now in further review I want to pointout that many people simply could copy and paste the readouts but this is not likely as that would require going in a file, change 5+ lines of text for over 30 files it would take a very long time.
    All that has happened is someone has curated lots of drg torrent files. They are no different from the test ones that I bought from the official site.
    This means that the last two years of Idoser trying to keep their customers loyalty is just a sham and marketing ploy.
    This is not to say that binaural doesn’t work. I have had successful trips and used idoser, sine, sbagen, plus others. They all work for me. I am not saying however that idoser has made anymore of a powerful product, they simply have more creative sounds.
    Thanks and please share this post is you find this interesting and informative!

  • Vyvyn CruxButt

    I was curious, Mentioned is a way to convert mostly lossless to .MP3 but what solution would be best for converting to .m4a? I would very much like to add a few of the anxiety reducing ones to my DSi so I can listen to them if I have a panic attack and am nowhere near my pc. 😛

  • Vyvyn CruxButt

    WHO