Share your view here about it. The once great media player is no longer the shining star it once was.
The purpose of this thread is I want to know why is it not liked by people anymore.
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I think it is a lot, maybe too much for people who just want a player. But I have to say I used their download manager a year or two ago and as far as downloading videos it was very good. IIRC I could only integrate it into IE which was slow before slapping on RP downloader. Maybe that's why I ended up using FF and one of the download helper extensions.
I have never kept it. Before I knew KMPlayer and VLC, I had no choice than to use real media player to open .rm files. I was so annoyed that time with the ads, constant nag for a purchase for full version (pro). It also lagged a lot and I sometimes needed to force close it with task manager. Total madness!
Now iTunes, on the other hand.. (wish somebody can create another thread for iTunes so I can also give my rant)
Pretty same here, never like to use it but can't forget that time where there wasn't no choices But after that i have use Real Alternative or other codec pack which contains tools to listen and watch those files.
I don't use Real Player. I prefer Real Alternative (2.0.2) and use MPC-HomeCinema (1.3.2264.0 x86).
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The ads were a killer. Took up a lot of bandwidth. There were and are better, faster easier ways to get the audio & video.
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I've used Real Player in the past, much prefer VLC now.
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I don't know about the current version as it's a while that I don't use real player. But I've never liked it.
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Real Player has been one of the very first adware of the computer history and it is still ad-supported.
You may use Real Player alternative and/or VLC
Last edited by leofelix; 08-29-2010 at 07:08 AM.
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