I want my real player

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Rob Wilkens, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. No, I'm glad that that bloat infested pile of dung, that is RealPlayer
    does not work on x64, good riddance....
    Mark Gillespie, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. Rob Wilkens

    LDJ Guest

    LDJ, Dec 2, 2005
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  3. Version 10.5
    David Scheidt, Dec 2, 2005
  4. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Dec 2, 2005
  5. I'm another person who considers Real Player to be a drag on a machine. Many
    times I've found it running in the background on machines that were
    mysteriously crashing. Disabling it usually fixes the problem. I don't like
    how it assumes you want it running all the time just because you use it now
    and again. Nothing wrong with it when you need it, but I want it to be off
    when I'm done...
    Dennis Gordon, Dec 2, 2005
  6. There seems to be a trend that many companies now play with. You
    application becomes large and bloated, so the fix, make a startup
    "speed-up" launcher, that loads all the DLL's into memory, so when your
    user runs the program, they are amazed by how fast it starts. Little do
    they know, it's been sat there all this time, using 50MB of their memory,
    just in-case they want to run Acrobat Reader/Real Player/Microsoft
    Office/One of the other culprits.
    Mark Gillespie, Dec 2, 2005
  7. Quick Time is another one that gives me fits. I have a dial up at home, and
    I randomly get nags from QT about upgrading or connecting to a server or
    whatever, when I'm not on line. Sometimes I'll get half a dozen pop ups
    before it gives up. I appreciate the occasional nag, but I don't need it
    every 10 seconds...
    Dennis Gordon, Dec 3, 2005
  8. Rob Wilkens

    Patrick Guest

    You can disable it's ability to automatically check for updates
    as well as stop it from starting with windows & remove the stupid
    icon from the system tray.
    And I couldn't agree more - it is a pain in the ass - but then again,
    "free" crap is usually just that: crap.
    Patrick, Dec 3, 2005
  9. Rob Wilkens

    Rob Wilkens Guest

    I sign in to my real.com account (since I used to be a paying member and
    have access to the Gold version)...

    Then click Download real player 10 (it's 10.5 actually)...

    I see no mention of a web install unless it was added in the last 36 hours.

    Rob Wilkens, Dec 3, 2005
  10. Rob Wilkens

    Rob Wilkens Guest

    ... which for me, installs but doesn't run. Who knows, maybe a reboot 'll
    fix it... I'll try later.

    Rob Wilkens, Dec 3, 2005
  11. Rob Wilkens

    Rob Wilkens Guest

    To those complaining about Windows Media Player being the only one required

    Maybe some day but...

    For example, if I go to cyber.playboy.com the video download formats are
    either QuickTime or Real Player. There's no option for windows media
    player. Actually, I think some of their services stream some video content
    using Macromedia Flash, but nope, that's not supported in x64 either (well,
    unless you use a 32-bit browser).

    Rob Wilkens, Dec 3, 2005
  12. Rob Wilkens

    Rob Wilkens Guest


    Pardon my stupidity, but isn't that what microsoft does by including the
    player files in the O.S. so it slows down your boot time by THAT MUCH MORE
    every time you boot the computer.

    Rob Wilkens, Dec 3, 2005
  13. Rob Wilkens

    Rob Wilkens Guest

    the only problem I sometimes have with quicktime is it complains files
    aren't there when I run it by hand. Poking around in the apple support
    forums, It turns out microsoft's wonderful 'recent documents' list is
    including documents from CDs, floppies, or in my case it was a camera memory
    card reader which didn't have media inserted. No reason the software should
    have been poking around in those files, but since they were in recent
    documents -- eh, it tried. And failed, repeatedly over and over again.

    Rob Wilkens, Dec 3, 2005
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    Patrick Guest

  15. Which is why the 32-bit browser is provided.
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 3, 2005
  16. Rob Wilkens

    Rob Wilkens Guest

    Oh, to play real player and quicktime content, righhhhhhhhht.

    Wait, that stuff, I think, works in 64-bit so still not sure what we're
    talking about.


    Rob Wilkens, Dec 3, 2005
  17. Do not download an .exe file! Go to http://www.real.com/ in the middle
    right, click on Free Download.
    Towards the right top click on START REALPLAYER DOWNLOAD.
    A download manager should start and download the latest version.
    It will then install and later ask you to sign in. I used this method last
    night to upgrade to the latest version 1465.

    Wm D. Christensen, Dec 4, 2005
  18. Yeah. I just watch Monica's first video. Monica's hot but I think I voted
    for Megan.

    Wm D. Christensen, Dec 4, 2005
  19. Rob Wilkens

    Colin Nowell Guest

    You need to "come off the fence" there Mark and tell us what you _really_
    think! LOL!
    Colin Nowell, Dec 4, 2005
  20. Rob Wilkens

    Guest Guest

    No actually it doesn't. Matter of fact will tell you that. Real Alternative
    works for downloaded files but not as a streaming player.
    Guest, Dec 4, 2005
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