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RealPlayer SP for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 128 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,394,729
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    773
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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RealPlayer SP for Mac is a free media player that comes close to mimicking the features and interface of its Windows cousin. While many users can get by with the bevy of other excellent free media players available for the Mac, RealPlayer SP does offer some nice extras in an integrated interface, such as the ability to download streaming video through a companion app (the RealPlayer Downloader) and modify it for specific outputs or devices with another companion app (the RealPlayer Converter). If you also install the RealPlayer Download Agent, the RealPlayer Downloader will automatically detect when you're streaming DRM-free video (such as from YouTube) in your browser that can be downloaded -- and you can then download, share, convert, or copy the video to iTunes.

Unfortunately, in keeping with the tradition of RealPlayer staying a step behind on the Mac, buggy behavior isn't unusual and the app's best feature, the Downloader, sometimes doesn't function at all.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 128 votes

    • 5 star 53
    • 4 star 34
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 24
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1 stars

"downloader does not work with all sites.."

June 12, 2012  |  By NeilFiertel

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

well..hmmm...the player and converter work so long as one converts just a few at a time for otherwise it crashes or the conversion stops midstream. If the site permits downloader to work, it mostly does so..if you really want it to work however get iSKY EXTENSIONS and then the downloader works! no kidding...I discovered this oddity as the extension does link to the downloader from Real also.

Cons

Downloader is nonfuncitonal on many sites but see the pros to get it to work.

Summary

REal needs some programmers who actually know Mac systems as nothing works as it ought...free might be free but nonfunctional free costs me time and money...

Updated on Jun 26, 2012

I SUGGEST USING CHROME WITH ISKY SOFTWARE EXTENSION WHICH WORKS LIKE A CHARM. REAL IS USELESS NOWADAYS AND DOES NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILES AT ALL. SAFARI BLOCKS ISKY SO YOU NEED TO USE CHROME TO WORK WITH ISKY.

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3 stars

"Great player! as good as MplayerX and VLC, but"

July 30, 2014  |  By Krisard

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

I tried this player, neat and tidy interface; I like that than others. I even translated to chinese lanuage for my personal use. It\'s easy to use and can play almost formats. The only thing is that some dvds can not be played. It says something wrong while playing and come back to the interface. If the soft writer can improve this minor bug, that will be perfect. Install Real Player SP
http://www.avs-video-editor.org/avs-media-player/

Cons

Need to support Hi res icon for Retina Macbook Pro and would love to have forward & backward seek trackpad gestures as in MplayerX. Otherwise this is the BEST on mac yet.

Summary

I often use vlc. But when I found the player I forgot that all. This awesome & creative design and give me support to play any type of media file.

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5 stars

"great! download it!"

May 30, 2013  |  By wackyjaq

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

gets any video, not just youtube

Cons

have not found one yet

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3 stars

"12.0.1 has download that works"

October 02, 2012  |  By prasm262

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

For quite a long time the download of videos did not work but now in Sept. 2010 they have finally fixed the bug. A new version 12.0.1 is on their homepage.

This is the only application that downloads and plays flash-videos in a deacent way.

Cons

The browser is too primitive to be usable.

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5 stars

"I recommend it"

September 26, 2012  |  By waynennnnn

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

works on my Powerbook OS 10.5.8

Cons

none so far

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1 stars

"No YouTube downloading"

September 15, 2012  |  By Nfiertel

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

Works some sites..the preferences often do not result in it opening as it ought so requires occasional starting app each time to get it to help for downloading. It used to be flawless now a C- . Does not work on YouTube any longer..One gets a series of small clutter files and not the Flv.

Cons

You got the complains already..no rel pros.

Summary

It is now a loser program compared to last year.s iteration.on a Mac anyway...

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3 stars

"Sometimes unuseable"

August 31, 2012  |  By Creekye

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

user friendly

Cons

sometimes, it does not work.

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5 stars

"Great package"

August 21, 2012  |  By kirakitana

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

I like the way it alowes me to download vidios from the internet.

Cons

Instructions could be easier.

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4 stars

"Works fine"

August 16, 2012  |  By greyyyada

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

I like the way it alowes me to download vidios from the internet

Cons

So far there is nothing that I do not like

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2 stars

"It's useless and waste of time after downloading"

July 18, 2012  |  By vdewan2005

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

Reception is Good and gets easily downloaded

Cons

Prompted on Free software-downloaded 03 times-but does not D/load a single video file; It did once then blinked on next demand of DL; It is a low grade trick perhaps to seek payment for up grading but looking at the behave of `Free' did not feel like-upgrading

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5 stars

"Great software and free for Mac users"

June 18, 2012  |  By spanky324

 |  Version: RealPlayer SP 12.0

Pros

User friendly with easy interface tools

Cons

Nothing for me

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher RealNetworks
Publisher web site http://www.realnetworks.com/
Release Date May 19, 2010
Date Added May 19, 2010
Version 12.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
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File Size Not Available
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Total Downloads 1,394,729
Downloads Last Week 773
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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