RealPlayer

RealPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 2575 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.5.109
  • Total Downloads:
    71,146,697
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 05, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    873.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,613
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Video Players

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Editors' Review

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We have to admit that it had been years since we used RealPlayer, and we weren't quite sure what to expect from this version. Nor were we particularly excited about trying it out; we have a media player already, thank you, and what could RealPlayer possibly do that we hadn't already seen before? Quite a lot, it turns out. In addition to managing and playing your media, it can also download and convert videos, keep certain content private, and more.

RealPlayer has a sleek and intuitive interface that opened with a page touting its latest features. After a bit of exploration, we realized that RealPlayer could perform expected tasks, such as scanning for existing media on our computer, but that it was also capable of much more. If you've ever needed an easy way to download videos from the Web, RealPlayer can help; the program places a Download This Video button above content on sites like YouTube, and in a matter of moments users can download videos and convert them to a variety of other formats. Private Mode lets you download and store videos securely using a PIN, which is great if your taste in entertainment tends to fall on the mature side; once you exit Private Mode, videos that were downloaded in it are hidden from your library. The program also lets users sign into their Facebook account to view videos recently uploaded by friends. Combined with old standby features like CD burning and management tools for music, videos, and images, these new features make RealPlayer an innovative choice for users who are serious about media.

RealPlayer installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 10 votes

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

    3.4

    out of 2575 votes

    • 5 star 884
    • 4 star 585
    • 3 star 345
    • 2 star 198
    • 1 star 563
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3 stars

"Does not work with Google 21 Web browser."

September 04, 2012  |  By shaleseme

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

Appearance is much better.

Cons

Slower than previous versions.

Summary

much slower then previous versions even if u don't upgrade, especially when downloading from youtube.

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3 stars

"Spyware Included?"

August 30, 2012  |  By anthropologist8161

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

RealPlayer does indeed download videos with apparent ease.

Cons

I discovered that RealPlayer was working hard using up nearly 100% of my computer's memory even when I wasn't using Real to download any videos! I'd been downloading wallpaper. I telephoned customer service and was given a run-around, told I could only expect limited help because I was using the free version. No way was I going to move up to the paid version when I was experiencing problems with the free version. I shall try the latest version, however I am not sure I want to deal with a company that has limited help when called upon....

Summary

I would love to know if Real is full of spyware. I asked the service representative, but received no "Real" answer.

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4 stars

"great player"

August 28, 2012  |  By pampanaa

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

works for al media types

Cons

Horrible customer service. Total rip off in the area of upgrading the product. I have upgraded from the basic to plus to superpass. Three months after purchasing the version 14, i got an alert from realplayer to upgrde free to a newer version, then in the process of upgrading, i was asked to pay 50% for version 15. I didn't. Now, they have blocked my download video feature and had the audacity to tell me it could not be fixed unless i got the new version. I asked to speak to a supervisor,and after holding for about ten minutes, was advised the supervisor was busy and couldn't come to the phone. Now,i regret doing business with them.

Summary

Would make sure i tell everybody that they are a rip off. complete waste of my time on the phone.

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5 stars

"excellent application"

August 28, 2012  |  By hussam hussein ahmed

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

i like it so much

Cons

i trust it as a wonderful app.

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4 stars

"Good all in one media player"

August 14, 2012  |  By MARCOS MACOSA

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

Allows downloading of video content on web

Cons

Seems to crash a lot on my system where as other apps are fine

Summary

Good all in one video app.

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3 stars

"Must Purchase $50 Software"

July 25, 2012  |  By roddy_10

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

It looked like it may have been a good video player.

Cons

I never found out if this would be a good video player because it required me to upgrade to $50 software to play my 'advanced feature' DVD.

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5 stars

"Excellent."

July 25, 2012  |  By mershenn

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

It is really great, I can download any video and play it with real player. really great

Cons

with real player you can do what ever you want

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4 stars

"softwere works well and will play almost everything"

July 21, 2012  |  By huizingathart

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

easy to use

Cons

have no cons

Summary

I realy like that I can download a video from facebook with just a click of the mouse

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4 stars

"Surprised how good it got"

July 13, 2012  |  By LaCienega

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

I never liked the old realplayer and the annoying way to disable it from auto start...that's why I really was surprised how good this new one is. It plays almost all file types, even flash videos in pretty good quality (better than VLC Player) and you can even edit the .flv files...that's a big plus! I always needed something like that. It has the option to trim, share or convert your video...

Cons

I only miss a function to watch videos in different play-speeds

Summary

All in all really good with a lot of nice new features.

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2 stars

"Bad Customer Service"

July 06, 2012  |  By reinventyou

 |  Version: RealPlayer 15.0.5.109

Pros

Though I have not used it in a long time, it gave me enough pleasure when I did.

Cons

Latest version's update feature loops; it detects the same updates to the program itself and its plugins. It even does that if you uninstall and reinstall the program anew. The online chat personnel have difficulty visualizing the problem.

Summary

Getting this program to work, when one can otherwise utilize his time more productively on his computer, is not worth the effort. For the good of my system, which is XP-Pro running IE8, I would rather get rid of this unstable program until I find an alternative.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher RealNetworks
Publisher web site http://www.realnetworks.com/
Release Date July 05, 2012
Date Added July 05, 2012
Version 15.0.5.109
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 9.0 or later, QuickTime 7.5 or later, and Google Chrome 2.0 or later, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.05 or later, or Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later
Download Information
File Size 873.7KB
File Name RealPlayerCloud.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 71,146,697
Downloads Last Week 8,613
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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