RealPlayer

RealPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 2572 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.5.109
  • Total Downloads:
    71,084,283
  • Date Added:
    July 05, 2012
  • File Size:
    873.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,177
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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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

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    out of 2572 votes

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    • 4 star 585
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    • 2 star 198
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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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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 Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
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 71,084,283
Downloads Last Week 12,177
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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