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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 couple of minutes. You can connect directly to Facebook during registration as well, which will allow you to publish videos to Facebook or download them from your Facebook account to your phone or cloud account. After the relatively fast sign-up process, everything runs very smoothly. The app provides a short tutorial and you can start uploading videos, moving them to the cloud, streaming them to devices in your home, connecting to your devices to download videos, and more. Any video can be added to a collection, tagged, shared, or uploaded to a service of your choice and all uploading/downloading occurs in the background. With a sleek, modern interface, RealPlayer has produced one of the best cloud tools available for multimedia on the App Store.
If you record a lot of videos on your phone, then RealPlayer Cloud is a great free app for your phone. It's easy to use, fast, and offers 2GB of storage out of the box for free. While it's not a total cloud solution for all files, it's great for video lovers.
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RealPlayer Cloud enables you to move, watch and share your videos! Upload your videos to RealPlayer Cloud and watch them on your Windows computer, iPhone, iPad, other smartphones, TV through Roku, and popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. No more worrying about formatting or converting videos, or carrying HDMI and USB cables. It just works. Get 2 GB of space when you signup - free! Need more space? Use In-App Purchase to upgrade to RealPlayer Cloud 25 with your iTunes account. The RealPlayer Cloud 25 upgrades you to 25 GB of RealPlayer Cloud space for $49.99 / year. The payment will be charged to your iTunes Account. The subscription automatically renews after one year unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period for $49.99. You can manage your renewal settings by going to iTunes Account Settings. No cancellation or refunds are given during an active subscription period.Watch your videos on all your devices: Upload your videos to RealPlayer Cloud and watch them on your Windows computer, iPhone, iPad, other smartphones/ tablets and on any of the popular browsers. Add videos of any format to your collection in the cloud and it is automatically adjusted for your device screen-size, bandwidth and device type prior to playback. Supports all popular formats like FLV, WMV, MKV, DIVX, XVID, MOV, AVI and MP4.Play your videos on TV: Forget trying to connect a computer to a TV to watch your videos. Access RealPlayer Cloud on Roku or Chromecast and see your videos on the big screen no wires needed. Your HD videos in RealPlayer cloud are streamed to your TV using SurePlay technology making your viewing experience high quality and uninterrupted. Again, dont worry about the your video format, RealPlayer Cloud will just make it work.Videos on the go: Move your videos across any of your devices from your smartphone to your computer to your tablet All your devices on the same WiFi network can see each other. So you can easily download your videos to one device from the other. If you are on the go on the road or on an airplane, download videos from your RealPlayer Cloud to your device and watch them even when youre offline.Share your videos privately: You can record and share videos with your friends and family with just a few clicks. Your videos are shared privately and securely and no one else can see them except the people you chose. The receiver of your video gets an email, they open it and the video just plays. They can be on any device, they dont need the app and they dont even need to register for an account. Easily share your videos no matter how long they are. No need to publicly post them on YouTube or Facebook. Your friends can watch on any device or operating system, without downloading the RealPlayer Cloud app.Here's what the Press is saying about RealPlayer Cloud: I've been testing RealPlayer Cloud on all these devices I think RealPlayer Cloud is well-designed and makes storing and sharing videos easy across different devices. Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal With its new service, RealPlayer Cloud, the company is seeking to eliminate the hassles that can make sharing personal videos a challenge. Nick Wingfield, New York Times RealPlayer Cloud designed to facilitate seamless sharing and online storage for all of your non-DRM protected video. It's actually quite slick. Andrew Tarantola, Gizmodo The best thing about RealPlayer Cloud is its integrated SurePlay technology. With SurePlay built in, RealPlayer Cloud can play just about any video file on just about any device. Jaymar Cabebe, CNET
What's new in this version: New in version 1.4.45- App available in Spanish, French and German languages- Improved Chromecast stability- Bug fixes and performance improvementsSend us feedback at email@example.com
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"Not a bad little app"
Version: RealPlayer Cloud 1.3.55
Really easy to use, and makes sending longer videos to friends simple. Also good if you wan to move videos between your various devices.
Can be a bit slow to upload videos, especially on 3G, but considering the size of your average video file, I guess this is to be expected.
"Needs a lot of work"
Version: RealPlayer Cloud 1.2.104
Allows you to stream videos from your PC to your television if you have a compatible device. Easy to install and use.
Where to start? If you stream from the player to the Roku app it only works with videos, not music. There is no search function so if you want to find a specific video and have a large collection you have to scroll through everything until you find it. Will not stream mkv videos unless you shell out 40 bucks for the premium version. Will not play subtitles, whether files like srt or sub or embedded in an mkv file. Will not acknowledge playlists that you create on the computer version. Then there's the chromecast app--it does have a search function but any video you select says format not compatible to cast with chromecast so you need to load the video in the cloud in order to stream it. This takes hours and if it's a large video will also likely require that you pony up money for more cloud storage.
This is the easiest method I have found to stream videos from my PC to my television but the limitations when using the Roku and Chromecast apps are ridiculous. The web site claims that if you pay for the premium version you can not only play mkv videos but also access embedded subtitles but I have yet to come across a video where that was actually the case. RealPlayer Cloud is a good idea that's pretty poorly executed and still needs a lot of work.
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