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RealTimes (with RealPlayer)

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  • Version:
    18.0.0.112
  • Total Downloads:
    71,383,722
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,083
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #16 in Video Players

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    1.1

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1 stars

"Big step backwards"

January 01, 2016  |  By rje49

2016-01-01 19:45:49  |  By rje49

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

You can still use Real Player to download videos. And trim them, sort of...

Cons

I can still download, but won't trim a MPEG-4 anymore unless it's converted to another format, which results in loss of quality. Secondly- SLOW SLOW SLOW!!! Click to open any video and you'll have the opportunity to take a walk to the kitchen or bathroom while you wait for it to open. Really! WMP or VLC will open the same videos in a split second.

Summary

I have a fast, clean running computer, but Real Player is incredibly slow now. If Real Player doesn't fix it, I can't see why anybody will continue to use it.

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1 stars

"Absolutely the Worst Possible Changes!!!"

December 23, 2015  |  By retgijane

2015-12-23 13:04:20  |  By retgijane

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

None. I hate it.

Cons

They have completely destroyed this once VERY good program. I have tried to 'get used to it' and it is a losing proposition. Every new thing I learn about it is more reason to hate it. I'm so sick of companies jumping on bandwagons because they want to take away someone else's profits. There is NO reason for RealPlayer to turn into a photo/video/movie handling system. The worst part: It has made managing your music library the lowest priority. I mean, really! It's at the bottom in of the navigation pane...Has someone lost their purpose in life??? Some other idiot politician in a management job that is best left to someone with a brain!

Summary

I hope they go absolutely bankrupt. Too bad to lose the jobs of actual working stiffs, but the companies losses should be taken out of the pockets of those corporate idiots.

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1 stars

"Resource hog"

November 26, 2015

2015-11-26 23:36:19

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

Clearer video quality (personal point of view)

Cons

Truly dislike how the information part/bar covers part of the video each time the video loads

Causes system and play back to be slow because of resource hog

No option to shut off the part about completing sign-up for the Realtimes

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2 stars

"Absurd Resource Hog"

November 26, 2015  |  By DanInJapan

2015-11-26 07:17:10  |  By DanInJapan

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

None that I can see when compared to other readily available video players.

Cons

Monopolizes processor power and RAM unlike anything I've ever seen from a video player. Just launching RealTimes brings all other open applications to a virtual standstill on a Intel Core i5 2.50GHz system, and time from startup to usability is even longer with this new version than the previous one has nearly doubled. There's is no legitimate excuse for this from a player that's been in the game for as long as Real has.

Summary

I learned to my disappointment that with every incarnation of the RealPlayer, the software seems to become even more bloated and unwieldy, applying what appears to be the coding equivalent of a ball pean hammer to the comparatively simple task of creating a convenient and usable video player. DivX is able to do it. VCL can do it. So why can't Real? It's not my default player anymore and hasn't been for years. With the download of RealTime, I now remember why.

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1 stars

"the cloud is a virus, will not be able to uninstall"

September 11, 2015  |  By trueboygreen

2015-09-11 14:21:17  |  By trueboygreen

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

none.. it is a disc space eater and quality on videos is poor

Cons

install like a virus, the realcloud is a feature that will not come out when you uninstall the program. the staff will ask for complete control of your lap-top/computer from their remote address so they can remove it,, with all your passwords/accounts available to them.. DON'T TRUST THIS PROGRAM I'TS CORRUPT

Summary

DON'T TRUST THIS PROGRAM IT'S CORRUPT

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1 stars

"I so would not use this."

September 08, 2015

2015-09-08 01:34:53

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

Nice for placing it all in one place.

Cons

Can not remove the file info bar when displaying pictures. There should a an easy and simple way to do this. When I display pix for view, I want to see all of the picture. Not have part of it covered by some info bar. Plus looking for a way to remove it is close to impossible. If not for that, I would give it 5 stars. But the first thing I tried, failed. THUMBS DOWN!!!!

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1 stars

"Security risk, annoying, not private, barely works"

August 22, 2015

2015-08-22 08:33:03

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

Real Downloader on the rare times and software where it works
Plays FLV files
Converter and Trimmer tools

Cons

Virtually everything about it.
* No private - wants all your stuff in the cloud,
* Constantly asks you to set up an account, when you start it, and everytime a looping video replays (years ago I paid for advanced level Real Player features, but they apparently cancelled that contract unilaterally)
* Downloader rarely works, and with only one or two browsers at that.
* Interface is totally confusing.

Summary

Every time it starts, I have the impression that I am being conned, lied to and spied on. Real Player used to be a good, useful program. Not any more!

Updated on Aug 22, 2015

Move "Converter" to the CONS list!
It says I have to pay $5 a month to use it. That's not the one-time lifetime payment agreement we had. Converting to some formats (e.g., MP4) requires that you log in, which means complete the Cloud setup and agree to store your stuff there. The converter will run anyway, just not successfully. So Real REALLY stinks at just about every turn, from no longer offering a secure, private product that works, to not explaining fully what they'd LIKE you to do, what they REQUIRE you to do, and the honest implications and workings of it all. Their Help form barely works, too -- constantly freezing up, and "suggesting" help articles as you type. When you submit it, it suggests yet more articles first ... and if you read an article, afterward you don't get the list of other articles, you get the form back ... with the data entry again broken and your list selections gone. What, did REAL fire everybody and replace their staff with eighth graders?

Updated on Aug 22, 2015

Yet more Con: Every time the video loops (if you have it set to automatically replay), the player steals back the desktop focus (and obscures part of the video with the "finish registering" reminder). Very annoying if you're working in another window, say transcribing or writing while listening to a favorite video.

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1 stars

"no reason to use this anymore"

July 13, 2015  |  By jadegeko

2015-07-13 14:29:28  |  By jadegeko

 |  Version: RealTimes (with RealPlayer) 18.0.0.112

Pros

didn't bother to try the new version

Cons

You've just added icons to the item lists. I DON'T WANT THEM! It's the one feature that annoyed me so much with Windows Media Player that I found a program that didn't have them. At least if you let users uncheck them so they're not taking up valuable screen space! Also, I can't see how all these extra automatic video building projects are necessary.

Summary

I don't even care about how good this program is now. You ruined it. And if I can't find a player without those stupid album covers I may as well just use WMP.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 18.0.0.112
Introducing RealTimes

    Now includes photos & videos auto-organized in a timeline and albums

    Creates Stories from photos & videos automatically & instantly

  • Selects the best video segments & photos
  • Removed duplicates and blurry photos
  • Groups together in a fun video montage
  • Adds music and filters to bring your memories to life
  • Customize Your Story

  • Change music selection or add your own
  • Add filters, transitions & change title
  • Edit photo & video selection and sequence
  • Change Story duration to shorter or longer
  • Auto-remix for a new experience
  • Add voice narration or sound from video clip
  • Shares memories

  • Easily share via text, email, Facebook, Twitter, What's App or copy link
  • Invite users to your Live Album
  • Does not require the app to view shared content
  • Keeps memories secure in your secure cloud

  • Enable auto-upload to ensure all your memories are safe
  • Access your memories in your cloud from any of your devices
  • They receive updates when you add more photos & videos

  • Does not require the app to view shared content
  • Keeps memories secure in your secure cloud

  • Enable auto-upload to ensure all your memories are safe
  • Access your memories in your cloud from any of your devices
General
Publisher RealNetworks
Publisher web site http://www.realnetworks.com/
Release Date May 19, 2015
Date Added May 19, 2015
Version 18.0.0.112
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.1MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 71,383,722
Downloads Last Week 2,083
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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