Real Alternative

Real Alternative

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 69 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    572,542
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 09, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    186
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #34 in Media Players

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.0

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 24
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1 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 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 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 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 stars

"works ok but took it off"

November 04, 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 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 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 stars

"Not very good!"

September 07, 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 stars

"would not allow me to download this"

August 04, 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 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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General
Publisher Codec Guide
Publisher web site http://www.codecguide.com/
Release Date October 09, 2009
Date Added October 09, 2009
Version 2.0.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.07MB
File Name realalt201.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 572,542
Downloads Last Week 186
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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