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News RealPlayer categorised as 'badware'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. thecrownles

    thecrownles What's a Relix?

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    Nobody ever like realplayer in the first place. This is no surprise... it is just going the way of AOL from years past.
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I haven't used realplayer for ~7-8 years. It's always been horrendous.

    Real Alternative Cheesecake.
     
  4. zerolock

    zerolock New Member

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    RealPlayer has been s**tware as long as I've have known of it's existence. So what's the news? :eyebrow:
     
  5. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    The first (and only) time I ever installed realplayer i had no end of problems with my pc, everything from locking up to over use of memory. took ages to get rid of everything and all my settings back to how they were.
     
  6. Matt_117

    Matt_117 New Member

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    Who uses Real though, seriously? Foobar for audio, WMP11 with DIVX for video, nothing else required.
     
  7. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    Real player has always been terrible. There are plenty of alternatives for playing media files anyway. I don't think anyone i know has it installed.
     
  8. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    realplayer was allready bloated like mad several years ago... i'm actually surprised they are still around.
     
  9. zerolock

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    foobar's nice for audio, but i would encourage you to try out cccp (combined community codec pack) as a replacement for wmp11 :)
     
  10. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    I know two people who have used it until the last week or so. I set them back on the path of decent software, i:e. anything but
     
  11. airchie

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    foobar for audio, VLC for video ;)
     
  12. Carbon_Arc

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    I will NEVER install realplayer on any PC of mine, it is just an evil piece of crap. I like to spread the word about VLC whenever the subject comes up, and the usual reaction is "woah, this is so much better, why hadn't i heard of this before?".

    GNU GPL Cheesecake!
     
  13. zerolock

    zerolock New Member

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    Too bad to disappoint you, but I've experinced VLC to be quite slow at loading files, a serious nuissance. :wallbash:
    It could also do with some better skinning.
     
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  14. cjoyce1980

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    windows media player just works has i want it to with xvid codec. dont need anything else.
     
  15. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    realplayer bugs the hell out of me cant stand it been on my pc only time you used to need it if you was useing BBC web site for radio but now thay offer WMA streaming

    BBCi player is poor as i had to close to have to reload my windows
     
  16. xion

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    Winamp, is Cheesecake! For video, it's my trusty media player classic, Have yet to find another diet player with timeshifting for badly synched video...
     
  17. Arkanrais

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    VLC is the best media player I've used but has trouble with 720p videos {of the wmv kind} (I've got a fair few from gamevideos.com). WMP plays them fine so long as there aren't any other things using much cpu power.

    realplayer is so bad it makes me want to tear a hole in my foot.
    but seriously I did just tear a hole in my foot (lost balance, foot landed on base of computer chair) ouch
     
  18. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    According to their wiki/site they are working on skins and full screen controls for their next major release. I love VLC for it's utter simplicity so unless they make a very minimalist skin I wont be changing a thing (I might be tempted by the full screen controls, but I know all the shortcuts now anyway, so it's not such a big deal.)
     
  19. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    people still use Real Player? I haven't touched that steaming pile since.... win98? Winamp + VLC = Cheesecake. I have also recently started to like MPC.
     
  20. g3n3tiX

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    Lots of cheesecakes in this thread...
    VLC for anything video + WMP for music
    Quicktime for Apple HD trailers (to save them, offline they are watched with VLC.)
     
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