RealPlayer

RealPlayer, by RealNetworks, is a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple versions (proprietary) of RealAudio and RealVideo formats. RealPlayer is also available for other operating systems (OS) and Linux, Unix, Palm OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian versions have been released.

The software is powered by an underlying open source media engine called Helix.

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Real Alternative - Editions - RealPlayer For Mac OS X
... RealPlayer for Mac OS X is distributed for free ... latest current stable release as of July 2010 is version RealPlayer SP 1.0 ... Since the release of version 10.0 in 2004, RealPlayer has become much more closely integrated with Mac OS X including features such as QuickTime playback support (including full-screen viewing which ...
Real Alternative - History
... The first version of RealPlayer was introduced in April 1995 as "RealAudio Player" and was one of the first media players capable of streaming media over the Internet ... Then, version 4.01 of RealPlayer was included as a selectable Internet tool in Windows 98's installation package ... Subsequent versions of the software were titled "RealPlayer G2" (version 6) and "RealOne Player" (version 9), whilst free "Basic" versions as well as paid "Plus" versions, the ...
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Real Alternative - Controversies
... Past versions of RealPlayer have been criticized for containing adware and spyware ... PC World magazine named RealPlayer (1999 Version) as #2 in its 2006 list The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time, writing that RealPlayer "had a disturbing way of making itself a little too ... In 2008 StopBadware.org labeled RealPlayer "badware" for not completely disclosing software components it installs as well as those it leaves behind after being un-installed ...
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