RealPlayer Cloud 2 review

RealPlayer Cloud 2 is a complete solution for all of your media playing needs, and the cloud integration means you can sync across devices, as well. That means is easier than ever to watch iPhone videos on your Windows machine, or add YouTube videos to your library, and watch them on your mobile device when you're offline.


Facebook integration: When you log in to RealPlayer with your Facebook account, you can quickly share your favorite videos with all of your friends. And working in reverse, you can also view videos others have shared to Facebook straight through your … Read more

Review: RealPlayer Cloud is a cloud-based video backup tool for your iOS device

RealPlayer Cloud is a cloud storage tool designed specifically for video storage. It's a valuable tool for anyone that records large numbers of videos on their iPhone or iPad that they may not want on YouTube. The tool is easy to set up and it's optimized for iOS 7 so it looks and operates smoothly and without any slowdowns, making it one of the better free cloud storage options for video on the App Store.

When you download RealPlayer Cloud, you'll need to log in or register a new account. This is a process that takes a … Read more

The 404 1,389: Where the llama gets the last word (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Xbox One Kinect Sensor is now so powerful it can see your penis.

- Say goodbye to Winamp as AOL shuts down the media player.

- Look at all the weird stuff Blockbuster stores are selling on Craigslist.

- English has a new preposition, because Internet.

- Airbnb host left violated after busting fanny pack-clad male prostitutes in her apartment.

- Smile for the dictionary: "Selfie" is 2013's word of the year.… Read more

Review: RealPlayer offers abundant file support for all your media

RealPlayer gives you all of the good looks and feature support you'd expect from this well-established name. It's everything many people love about the desktop app on your smartphone or tablet. It supports all of your photos, video, and music regardless of the file formats. Though it won't wow you with a lot of features, you won't find this type of file support in other apps of this type.

RealPlayer sports a stylish, easy-to-navigate interface. You can get to most of the media you want in seconds with only a few taps. You'll be impressed … Read more

RealPlayer makes it easier to watch Web videos

RealPlayer 16 maintains its redesign from version 15 but changes a couple things under the hood, most notably the original "Featured" video section.

Installation process remains the same: Real uses a stub installer with optional offers of various products that you can choose to add or ignore. The sleek, metallic-colored interface from last year remains intact; the core video player, media library manager, and built-in burning tools remain virtually unchanged. The most noticeable overhaul exists in RealPlayer's new Web Videos tab.

Last year's features like private mode and the ability to view Facebook videos from within … Read more

RealPlayer for Android app a top mobile media player

Already enjoying the features of RealPlayer on your computer? Now you can have a comparable experience with this standout media player on your mobile gadget. RealPlayer for Android gives you control of all of your photo, video and audio files from one gorgeous app. The individual players might not have enough features to blow you away on their own, but few other apps can support all of your files.

The smooth interface makes your media files only one or two taps away no matter how they're organized. Most of the options you'd expect such as shuffle, genres, and … Read more

All the features of RealPlayer with a few touch-screen twists

Your smartphone media usage could take a hit, but that would be the only complaint about RealPlayer beta, the Android version of the popular multimedia player that handles images, videos, and music.

The sleek, intuitive interface of RealPlayer is divided into three media types, music, photos, and videos, with a few subcategories for the first, such as Artists, Songs, and Playlists. If you choose Songs, Videos, or Photos, a list of available files is shown and you just have to select one to run or view it. As promised, you can easily create playlists, so you don't have to … Read more

Get more than a media player with RealPlayer

We have to admit that it had been years since we used RealPlayer, and we weren't quite sure what to expect from this version. Nor were we particularly excited about trying it out; we have a media player already, thank you, and what could RealPlayer possibly do that we hadn't already seen before? Quite a lot, it turns out. In addition to managing and playing your media, it can also download and convert videos, keep certain content private, and more.

RealPlayer has a sleek and intuitive interface that opened with a page touting its latest features. After a … Read more

RealPlayer for Android leaves beta, hits Google Play

Previously available only in its beta form, RealNetworks' RealPlayer for Android today makes the jump to its full version. The free app offers an all-in-one interface for playing music, watching videos, and viewing photos.

The video viewer is pretty standard with its basic playback controls. Meanwhile, the photo viewer steps it up a notch with a slideshow option and even an integrated music player, so you can set a musical soundtrack to your photos. And finally, there's the music player, which takes up the bulk of RealPlayer's interface. It offers playlists, search, and browsing by artist, album, song … Read more

Browser powers and video tools

Three things are on the tips of our tongues lately: Internet browsers, security suites, and video-editing apps. Let's start with the first. NetApplications' browser usage statistics for September provide a look at who's gaining clout on the Web: Google's Chrome, twin mobile powerhouses Apple iOS and Google Android, and Microsoft's IE9. In other browser news, Chrome enjoyed an update that added activation by default of the WebGL 3D graphics technology, an option for built-in Google Instant search results, and some hardware acceleration for some CSS transformations--to the dev version, at least.

On the security side of … Read more