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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.1 stars

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star: 25
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 24
  • Current version:

    2.0 stars

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 14
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Beware of malware"

    November 11, 2013  |   By n808

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    No longer works, if it ever did.

    Summary

    Install the much improved RealPlayer Cloud instead.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "installs spyware"

    March 12, 2013  |   By leighssneaky

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    none -- didn't work

    Cons

    the player didn't work, but it still managed to install a lot of spyware

    Summary

    This program installs a lot of spyware -- you might as well just install the actual real player, or find a different alternative.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Alternative Player for Real Media"

    June 12, 2012  |   By rogermanawatu

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    Solid and simple
    Lite and easy on your system
    Free
    Very Easy to download and install
    Gives you a simple way to play smil files on your hard drive

    Cons

    It doesn't make Expresso or massage your feet, it just plays media files, OK?
    Very small learning curve to use it
    No Wow interface, no flying through space thing, no "in the back working" to completely re-organise your computer and send information to the CIA

    Summary

    Real Player has suffered for its reputation as an invasive nuisance and slightly underhand, pay-and-keep-paying program. I didn't like it. When my distance learning school started delivering its lectures in .smil, I had to use this program to help me out and play them.
    So I recommend this program highly for keeping it simple and working reliably. Thanks

    Updated on Oct 7, 2013

    This continues to be an excellent software, simple and faultless player for smil files and other video content. It does not contain any spyware that I have noticed-I use Avast IS and Malwarebytes. I have used this on XP, 7 and now 8 to play my Real movie clips, still have bad memories of how Real behaves, so am grateful for this. Roger Levy, Vanuatu

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It just plain works!"

    November 18, 2011  |   By Tzl1425C

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    I have used quite a few media players over the years. Real Alternative/Media Player Classic is one of the best. It plays a wide array of media types, has an intuitive interface, it's easy to use and it just plain works without a lot of hassle and time wasting UI. Playback is reliable and it handles corrupted files and DVD errors gracefully. Most importantly, it doesn't consume huge amounts of resources or attempt to take over your system like it's namesake RealPlayer.

    Cons

    When seeking with the scroll bar, the video and audio tend to glitch a bit. DVD playback for copy protected menus isn't perfect.

    Summary

    I use RealAlternative because after trying the top 10 media players it simply did a better job and was easier to use than the alternatives. In short, it just plain works.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "works ok but took it off"

    November 4, 2010  |   By dlanor6

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    nice free takes to much room

    Cons

    a lot of trumpets not much music

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The setup file is corrupt"

    October 17, 2010  |   By Hamidtx

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    Didn't install on XP

    Cons

    None. It didn't install

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not work or install-in Windows 7."

    September 22, 2010  |   By andreaborman

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    None at all.

    Cons

    Windows 7 would not allow me to download this-said"file corrupt."

    Summary

    You cannot install Real Alternative in Windows 7 because it will not allow you to and said the file was corrupt. So this is not an option for Windows 7 computers or laptops anyway,as you cannot install this program. However,I was able to install Real Alternative Lite, but that did not work either. Read my review on Real Alternative Lite. So forget Real Alternative as it is completely useless and does not work.Andrea Borman.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not very good!"

    September 7, 2010  |   By jrcornwall

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    See above!

    Cons

    It would not work. Constant error message: these files are corrupt.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "would not allow me to download this"

    August 4, 2010  |   By rohanoutrider

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    Cannot say as was not allowed to download this product

    Cons

    Easy - was not able to download

    Summary

    No comment

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  • 1.0 stars

    "file is corrupt!"

    June 11, 2010  |   By honestreview1

    Version: Real Alternative 2.0.1

    Pros

    none. the file is corrupt and it will tell you immediately when trying to install it.

    Cons

    the file is corrupt.

    Summary

    since it's corrupt and can't install it, don't bother with it.
    the link should be taken out.

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