RealPlayer Cloud

RealPlayer Cloud

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 2580 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    17.0.15.10
  • Total Downloads:
    71,283,448
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 04, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    873.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,930
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Video Players

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 34 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 29
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 2580 votes

    • 5 star 883
    • 4 star 586
    • 3 star 345
    • 2 star 198
    • 1 star 568
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1 stars

"Should Come with a helmet"

April 15, 2015  |  By Trollhater67

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

The download button when it works

Cons

Crashes way too much Every time it crashes you have to re edit any clip info you changed

Summary

Should be renamed Realplayer D.A.N.I.C.A.: Does Anybody Notice I Crash Alot!!
I have used the original realplayer with no problems. If you want a player that works look for a "pre-Cloud" version and don't upgrade it to cloud

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1 stars

"Realplayer now REQUIRES you to have internet connection"

March 15, 2015  |  By wizbang-FL

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

Has nice interface similar to Realplayer for windows, allows shared viewing of content with internet connection.

Cons

Requires you to have an internet connection to view movies, even if they have been downloaded. IE: If you have a library of content but no internet connection, even temporarily you have to search for the content manually, internet bandwidth is used no matter if content is stored locally or if it is in the cloud and keeps trying to add everything to the cloud that it finds. Legacy codecs have been abandoned so if you have files in .IVR, .RV or .RAM they are no longer viewable on new player, convert to a standard .mp4 or m4v before upgrading to realplayer cloud. Realplayer is no longer supporting.... Period! I had home movies that I had in RV format because it was a nice interface, but after this I will NOT TRUST REAL again. Their lack of support or guidance when they stop supporting their proprietary codecs has me uninstalling their player as soon as I can get the rest of any real content converted then I'm trashing it.

Summary

Their once very useful player for Windows has been given a lobotomy and now has to call home to mama as it performs every action, there are very few good features, most are simply a pain. Prior version codecs that were created by Realplayer are no longer supported without any real warning prior to them saying "install me" and no support to help convert the old files to a new format. They try to push cloud storage for all files through automatic processes. Lacking ability to create playlists or libraries without internet connection, creating a gateway for hacking.

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1 stars

"Piece of crap"

March 10, 2015  |  By 0zfer

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

It plays SOME videos flash and HTML 5 can't play online.

Cons

I have only found 1 website that requires this. It uses a web installer that tries to put adware on your pc. It installs a "cloud" program that creates new media folders, tries sucking all your content on YOUR pc into its cloud and uploading it, tries to get you to pay for their service that you DO NOT NEED, and is overall broken. The program adds a new button in over your web browsers and this button blocks content, tabs, and breaks google chromes tab ability altogether. It is clear that this thing hacks its way into running programs as its not even installed as a plugin.

Summary

This is a piece of junk. Don't install it, just use HTML 5 now and forget that this ever existed.

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1 stars

"Previous Real Player Good, current "cloud" stinks"

February 09, 2015  |  By diptek

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

Don't waste your time.

Cons

Too many to list.

Summary

I had the Original Real Player and even had paid for Premium. Got new computer and had to load New version. Terrible. Will have to find other player after 10 + years.

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4 stars

"Best Free Converter"

January 08, 2015  |  By AlwaysaPlanB

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

The converter means I can use mp4 videos downloaded from Youtube, and the like, easily and directly in Powerpoint (by conversion to wmv).
That's a big help to me and is more efficient than other free options I have tried.
When it works, the download button is a boon too.
It is free.

Cons

"Download video" from webpage button often does not "see" videos to download on a webpage. There's usually another way round but this is not the complete solution.
You have to be aware when installing to make sure you only install what you want.
Is the Cloud such a big issue? I just don't use it.
I have always had to create a user name even when it was Realplayer.
I have not tried to remove it so I don't know about the ease or otherwise of that.

Summary

Not an all-in-one solution.
It does convert files easily and appropriately.
The download function is helpful but cannot be relied on for every webpage.

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1 stars

"Thumbs DOWN for this one"

January 07, 2015  |  By clintonbd

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

The cons over-shadow any pros that I may have previously had for this software.
I used to like Realplayer for the flv functionality. Now I use recommend VLC player as a safer choice

Cons

Users are forced to sign up for the cloud to use the product.
The downloader works only intermittently.
The software is invasive and installs in a way that makes it very difficult to remove from the PC.

Summary

The techniques used by Real Networks to stop users uninstalling this software and the almost make this Malware in my opinion.

I believe that this is a good example of excellent software being turned to rubbish by developers who are focused only on revenue and not on user needs.

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1 stars

"Cannot even create an account"

December 27, 2014  |  By daveburch235

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

Can't find any until I am able to log on

Cons

Cannot create an account, so I cannot even begin using the service.

Summary

I have been trying to create an account for RealPlayer Cloud repeatedly since installing it weeks ago. Every attempt ends with the error "We're experiencing technical difficulties. We are unable to complete your request. Please try again or contact customer support." I cannot contact support because you must have a paid subscription. I cannot get help from the user forums because I have the same problem trying to create a forums account. If they gave a damn, they would have fixed this problem by now: Surely I am not the only one experiencing this. So, I am quitting on RealPLayer Cloud.

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1 stars

"Don't want the "Cloud""

November 29, 2014  |  By Sevciu

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

Sorry guys didn't get to see the pros... Got heavily annoyed with "The Cloud" login requirements.

Cons

The requirement for login and Inability to disable "The Cloud".
Not possible to uninstall via Control Panel.

Summary

Can CNET live up to its bravery and give a poor review when due?

Why on Earth someone would think I would gladly copy my media on the Word Wide Web? Why would I want to be mustered like cattle and gently herded towards opening my privacy to wide web?
I can handle my backup requirements within my personal network, if you want to make a good product, please cater for this.

Now I want to uninstall latest version, and go back to the pre-cloud version, but that seems to be a hassle as well.

Cheers!

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1 stars

"Useless Software"

November 05, 2014  |  By GBE39

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

Pros

None never been able to get the software to load to find out.

Cons

Impossible to get beyond login popup. No support. Worst software ever used

Summary

Be Warned, The one star rating should be a zero but Cnet insisted I choose a star

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1 stars

"Probably the worst program ever"

October 12, 2014  |  By Wiserwun

 |  Version: RealPlayer Cloud 17.0.15.10

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 17.0.15.10
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 17.0.15.10
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 71,283,448
Downloads Last Week 4,930
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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