RealPlayer Cloud

RealPlayer Cloud

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 2572 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    17.0.6.13
  • Total Downloads:
    71,109,955
  • Date Added:
    March 04, 2014
  • File Size:
    873.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,234
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 7/8

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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 RealPlayer interface.

Sync across devices: Not only can you manage your RealPlayer account from any of your devices when you sync them through the cloud, but you can also stream them directly to your TV. This player integrates with both Roku and Chromecast, so you won't have to plug your computer into the TV anymore to enjoy all the videos in your RealPlayer library.

Cons

Some bugs: While the Web Videos tab is a nice addition to the app, it never played a video during testing. Videos showed up in search results, but when one was selected to play, all that we saw was a blank screen.

Bottom Line

RealPlayer Cloud 2 provides a nice assortment of features, although not all of them can be counted on to work as intended. If you're the impatient type, you might look for a less versatile player with the features you care about that can get things done more quickly. And while the flexibility of the cloud is definitely convenient, it's almost becoming standard for major media players at this point.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.4

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 21
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 2572 votes

    • 5 star 884
    • 4 star 585
    • 3 star 345
    • 2 star 198
    • 1 star 560
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  • 1 stars

    "Probably the worst program ever"

    October 12, 2014   |   By Wiserwun

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    none whatsoever

    Cons

    Doesn't work, irritating popups, waste of hard drive space, can't find a single use for it

    Summary

    Absolute rubbish, one more like this and I won't use CNET again. Sorry I had to give it half a star, its not worth any.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best player"

    October 09, 2014

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    Best video player across android, TV and PC

    Cons

    I would like to add photos and autobackup

    Summary

    Best video player

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  • 1 stars

    "Pure garbage"

    October 05, 2014   |   By blackmtnman

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    None whatsoever.

    Cons

    The whole &^%$^&*( thing.

    Summary

    I want my old Real Player back.

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  • 1 stars

    "BAD I DON'T LIKE IT."

    October 02, 2014   |   By cayitodecayaguas

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    ONLY GOOD TO WATCH YOUTUBE MOVIES.

    Cons

    CAN'T MAKE DVDS PAID FOR IT AND WASTED MY MONEY" AND ONLY THING I CAN DO WITH IT, IS PLAY SOME FILES FORMAT.

    Summary

    MANY TIMES I WAS MAKING A DVD, AND SOPED WORKING ALL I GET IS MESSAGE SAYING THE PROGRAM ISN'T RESPONDING.

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  • 1 stars

    "Previously Good now I have to create an account"

    September 27, 2014   |   By Jack123456jj

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    None None None I had to put in 10 Characters.......

    Cons

    I installed RealPlayer Cloud and could not do anything until I created an account, GREAT move Real Player!!!!!! I would have rated RealPlayer Cloud as ZERO but this review system would not let me. The RealPlayer and RealPlayer Downloader was working well before now they mucked it up! Good Bye RealPlayer, hello someone else........

    Summary

    Good Bye RealPlayer, hello someone else........

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  • 1 stars

    "Farewell to RealPlayer"

    September 07, 2014   |   By FullyRetired

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    That there are CNET like this to warn potential users of poor updates. Too bad I based my expectations on years of previous good experience with RealPlayer instead of checking it out on CNET first.

    Cons

    I want to vote with the others who decry the failure of the RealPlayer folks to give a clean uninstall of RealPlayer Cloud. I quickly determined it wasn't for me, and after hours of work I still can't get rid of the digital garbage they have left on my computer.

    Summary

    No reputable company should put such NOT-ready-for-prime-time software out without a warning that it's a beta or below quality release. Totally unsatisfactory for a company that has served well for a long time.

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  • 1 stars

    "Sadly must agree with others' negative remarks"

    August 07, 2014   |   By ttstoo

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    It USED TO be good, before the "cloud" version!

    Cons

    From my p.o.v., it simply doesn't do what it used to simply do. Consequently I've stopped using it, and instead use VLC.

    Summary

    I've used Real Player Plus for many years, and considered myself pretty much "bolted-on". But despite this, RP seem to have successfully unbolted me with the new "cloud" version, which I didn't want and resent having foisted on me without being offered any choice. Bye bye RealPlayer.

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  • 4 stars

    "Has lots of advantages but doesn't quite compare to VLC"

    July 06, 2014   |   By tomysshadow

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    Good music player, good visualizations, Cloud option is handy and if you don't want it then, well, don't use it for gosh sakes! You aren't requires to put files into it. Aside from that it is good for playing AVI files and its own proprietary format. It has a music library which I'm not a big fan of but once again, if you don't like it don't bother to use it. It also looks really nice, better than the awesome but admittedly outdated looking green and white colour scheme. It is also easy to set up and sign up, and no junk mail.

    Cons

    It does play a lot of formats, but still not as many as VLC.

    Summary

    Looks nice and plays many formats. A little bit on the slow side though.

    Updated on Jul 6, 2014

    Looks nice and plays many formats. A little bit on the slow side though. Also the downloader, converter and trimmer are a nice touch and an improvement over previous versions.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do NOT Upgrade to RealPlayer Cloud"

    June 29, 2014   |   By SamSym

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    It is easy to download video from most places from within the web browser. The viewer can play many different types of video files.

    Cons

    The RealPlayer Cloud is buggy and may or may not work. It wants to take over everything and send it who knows where. It is fine sitting on my hard drive or my personal NAS. I don't want the RealPlayer Cloud, but there doesn't seem to be any way to turn it off.

    Summary

    If you have the old Realplayer and enjoy using it, keep doing so. Upgrading it is a nightmare and it leaves so much garbage in your registry and on your hard drive. Most other reviews echo my comments, and I do wish that an offline uninstaller was available. Uninstalling it did make it necessary to reinstall 2 other programs.

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  • 1 stars

    "Awful. Just awful."

    May 21, 2014   |   By swanjame

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    Absolutely none. Zilch.

    Cons

    I have had Real Player for several years and it is a nice tool. I guess I should say was. I updated my Real Player to the new version. I did not want the Cloud feature so I did not sign up/subscribe for it. It bunged up my computers big time after a few days. One of my computers would boot up and then run at 100% CPU ad infinitum.

    Summary

    Awful. Just awful.

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    What's new in version 17.0.6.13
    RealPlayer now comes with a video cloud.
    General
    Publisher RealNetworks
    Publisher web site http://www.realnetworks.com/
    Release Date March 04, 2014
    Date Added March 04, 2014
    Version 17.0.6.13
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 9.0, QuickTime 7.5
    Download Information
    File Size 873.7KB
    File Name RealPlayerCloud.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 71,109,955
    Downloads Last Week 9,234
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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