RealOne Player

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
It's gone 1.0, how is it?

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  • Reply 1 of 18
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    I wouldn't let that wretched piece of flea-ridden filth anywhere near my Macintosh.
  • Reply 2 of 18
    I totally agree -except I learned the hard way. I installed it, and really that was it, I havent used it for anything!
  • Reply 3 of 18
    Yeah, Real media is real awful, but the player itself is far better than that Windows Media Player for Mac. The RealPlayer interface is a bit friendlier than Microsoft's WiMP. Plus, RealPlayer doesn't completely freeze up when moving the window or clicking a menu. You'd think it must take a team of super-geniuses to get proper threading in a media app...
  • Reply 4 of 18
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by Belle:

    <strong>I wouldn't let that wretched piece of flea-ridden filth anywhere near my Macintosh.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Your loss! RealOne Player is really a great app compared to RealPlayer 8.
  • Reply 5 of 18
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    True! Real is getting better but it's too late, and as was pointed out, Real "media" itself is a joke. NOTHING can touch QT's quality. I always wondered why retards on the Net encode movies in "DivX" or ".avi/.asf" for WiMP. It looks so ridiculously bad compared to anything after QT 4!
  • Reply 6 of 18
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [quote]Originally posted by JLL:

    <strong>Your loss! RealOne Player is really a great app compared to RealPlayer 8.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    No doubt. But it's not just the Real software I object to. It's the Real ethos. Or is it the ethos of sites that choose to use Real? Hmm. Whatever, I don't like it.
  • Reply 7 of 18
    Quicktime can't handle .rm or .ra files can it? I remember some sort of news like that a while ago...
  • Reply 8 of 18
    [quote] I wouldn't let that wretched piece of flea-ridden filth anywhere near my Macintosh. <hr></blockquote>



    so belle, tell us how you really feel.... g
  • Reply 9 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:

    <strong>Quicktime can't handle .rm or .ra files can it? I remember some sort of news like that a while ago...</strong><hr></blockquote>No, this has never been true. QuickTime can not play Real media files.
  • Reply 10 of 18
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    I like realone player. Its free and it allows me to play .rm files. Wats not to like about free stuff :confused: :confused:



    Its a different story if i have to pay though.
  • Reply 11 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by stunned:

    <strong>I like realone player. Its free and it allows me to play .rm files. Wats not to like about free stuff :confused: :confused:



    Its a different story if i have to pay though.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    while real player costs nothing, it is not <a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html"; target="_blank">free</a>. the reason no other program can handle .rm's or .ra's is because Real has a closed and proprietary format for their "real" media. but, so long as retards and other stupid people keep making .rm files, we'll be forced to use RealOne to play them.
  • Reply 12 of 18
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    [quote]Originally posted by thuh Freak:

    <strong>



    while real player costs nothing, it is not <a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html"; target="_blank">free</a>. the reason no other program can handle .rm's or .ra's is because Real has a closed and proprietary format for their "real" media. but, so long as retards and other stupid people keep making .rm files, we'll be forced to use RealOne to play them.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I agree. In an ideal world, all movie files will be in .mov format!
  • Reply 13 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by thuh Freak:

    <strong>



    while real player costs nothing, it is not <a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html"; target="_blank">free</a>. the reason no other program can handle .rm's or .ra's is because Real has a closed and proprietary format for their "real" media. but, so long as retards and other stupid people keep making .rm files, we'll be forced to use RealOne to play them.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    The news may not have spread outside the programmer/geek community but real have started open source-ing most of their code under the name Helix. It's not all being released and it's not Free Software Foundation 'free' but most of it is OSI certified open-source. Definately on a par with Quicktime for openness, and looks likely to catapult Ogg Vorbis into the mainstream of streaming.



    read more at <a href="https://www.helixcommunity.org/"; target="_blank">https://www.helixcommunity.org/</a>;



    bottom line: you will soon be able to get an ad-free, spyware-removed, souped up, free (as in beer), open (as in source) realplayer for OS X in the same vein as Mozilla vs Netscape.



    [ 12-17-2002: Message edited by: stupider...likeafox ]</p>
  • Reply 14 of 18
    Real isn't open-sourcing the most critical part, the codecs. Those will still be binary only. Sorta like the NVidia Linux/FreeBSD drivers, which have an open-source shim and a binary-only component.
  • Reply 15 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by tonton:

    <strong>It's mostly for porn these days, right? I haven't come across a .rm file in a very long time.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Right. It's a necessary evil in that regard. I even have a windows media file that I wouldn't want to lose...



    your type too.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    wmfwmf Posts: 1,164member
    RealOne is a really well-done app and my source says they haven't added the spyware yet. (Be sure to turn off cookies and auto-update in the preferences.)



    I think the future belongs to MPEG-4, though.
  • Reply 17 of 18
    othelloothello Posts: 1,053member
    anyone know how i can record a realplayer stream via the realplayer one free version?



    radiohead are doing a preview tonight via the web and realplayer only and i want to grab it.



    of course this is highly dodgy. you don't know me. these are not the droids you are looking for...
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