RealPlayer Cloud

RealPlayer Cloud


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 2565 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
17.0.6.13
File Size:
873.7KB
Date Added:
March 04, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 7/8
Total Downloads:
70,984,230
Downloads Last Week:
9,152
Product ranking:
#11 in Video Players
Additional Requirements:
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 9.0, QuickTime 7.5

Editors' 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.

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 2565 votes

    • 5 star: 883
    • 4 star: 585
    • 3 star: 345
    • 2 star: 198
    • 1 star: 554
  • Current Version:

    1.3

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 15
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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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  • 2 stars

    "Flaky Cloud (version 17.09)"

    May 15, 2014   |   By Malcan

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    Allows you to share files on cloud (for those who need to do so).

    Cons

    RP Cloud has been very unstable for me. I wish I had not upgraded to Cloud from the previous (uncloud) version. Strange things kept happening to the private videos on the pc. One day they are in the pc library, next day they've disappeared. I had to import those files from the appdata/roaming/RPPrivate folder again and again. The private files are supposed to be hidden, however they can all be seen in the RPPrivate folder. All in all, RP Cloud is acting very flaky for me and in hindsight I should not have upgraded.

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  • 1 stars

    "RealJUNK Cloud"

    May 14, 2014   |   By TXMav

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    Found VLC Player

    Cons

    Cloud forced

    Summary

    If you are mobile user or have limited data plans you will love your data bill, RealCloud forces, without anyway to turn off Cloud, RealCloud uploads all your media files, I dumped Real on all my devices and installed VLC, I will never look back to RealJUNK, if you want ALL your media in a unsecure Cloud you will love this version, a hackers and spies dream program.

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  • 1 stars

    "cranky install"

    May 14, 2014   |   By davidfoxitreader

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    They promise everything, and much of it works.
    RealPlayer help tries to help.
    Its library features have been excellent.

    Cons

    In spite of what it says here, there appears to be no Windows 7 or 8 version. The Real.com still says
    "RealPlayer Cloud isn't on This Operating System Yet", yet I continue to get annoying notices to upgrade ReelPlayer.

    The installation is aggressive. It annoyingly takes over default player. I will start Real when I need its features, mainly its library.

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  • 1 stars

    "ANNOYING!!"

    May 07, 2014   |   By HamptonPR

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    Plays SOME media files.

    Cons

    Aggressive installations, uninvited popups, and insidious Registry rewrites.
    Unable to play media files, due in part to constantly changing file formats.

    Summary

    "In order for your browser to display the following paragraph this site must download new software; please wait. Sorry, the requested codec was not found. Please upgrade your system." That's the best quote related to this software I have ever found and it's true!
    It takes liberties such as installing itself as the default media player, does what it wants to your Windows Registry, popping up annoying "messages" that are ads, and on and on.

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  • 1 stars

    "cnet in real's pocket"

    May 04, 2014   |   By rahscoh

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    cloud prison

    Cons

    realplayer cloud

    Summary

    I've noticed of late how user opinions are being slighted! Are CNET editor reviewers like Ben Markton being greased for favorable plugs? It truly appears that way! CNET seems no longer neutral in regards to this subject.

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  • 1 stars

    "It doesn't work"

    April 30, 2014   |   By Jet-Tone

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    I paid for the Real player and upgraded and now its not working at all
    DONT DO IT YOULL REGRET IT

    Cons

    iTS BAD AN I REGRET UPGRADING

    Summary

    iT DOES NOT WORK WELL AT ALL i CANT EVEN LOG IN

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  • 1 stars

    "Absolute junk."

    April 29, 2014   |   By mikonite

    Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.6.13

    Pros

    There is none.

    Cons

    If you update to realplayer cloud you will loose your realplaer plus which you cannot get back, This new program does not work and I have tried everything.

    Summary

    Do not download or you will be sorry.

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