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RealPlayer Beta Released to Android Market

RealNetworks has released the first version of their RealPlayer on Android.  It’s free and acts as sort of an all-in-one media player for your photos, videos and of course, music.  They’ve slapped a “beta” tag on it and after just a couple of minutes with it, you can tell that it lives up to that status.  While the overall idea of this app is likeable, Real has some polishing and bug fixes to take care of before this can be a contender.

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  • BrianWoods

    Does anyone know how to get the app to recognize or sync with the Droid Eris?

  • BrianWoods

    Does anyone know how to get the app to recognize or sync with the Droid Eris?

  • Me

    Installed it on my HTC Eris. It doesn't recognize .rm files. A realplayer that doesn't play .rm files? WTF?

  • driod x

    doesnt play my real media movies from back in the day. No go

  • Popcrj

    dead link

  • http://twitter.com/WrightTechDave Dave Wright

    Glad to see that they are finally on the ball and creating a real player for Android, they play everything and have better audio processing hence improbved sound quality. Do not know why there are so many haters, if you did not know they were still around perhaps you need to get out of your parents basement and move into the real world…..

    As stated they are Rhapsody and in fact are responsible for the music / video apps we use today.. Before WMP had a library function and before iTunes even existed there was Real JukeBox, and off shoot of the player that was where Apple, Micorsoft, and everyone else got their concepts from.

    While this app needs some changes, it is works better then other players for Android, appears to be faster. While I have not made a complete list, my 1 major issue is the sorting of album content in alphabetical order instead of track order. More as I use it….

  • MicroNix

    Real Networks *had* a great player years ago before Microsoft showed them how it was done for free. Then Real instead of having you purchase the software, thought it was a great idea to load your computer with spyware crap and that is the last time I ever touched their garbage. There's no way I'll ever load that on my Droid!! No matter how crappy the stock app is!!!!

  • MicroNix

    Real Networks *had* a great player years ago before Microsoft showed them how it was done for free. Then Real instead of having you purchase the software, thought it was a great idea to load your computer with spyware crap and that is the last time I ever touched their garbage. There's no way I'll ever load that on my Droid!! No matter how crappy the stock app is!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_SoloDoelo MrMoe

    No widget = FAIL

  • J Glenn

    I have RealPlayer on my PC and use it all the time. Mainly because it will convert video to Droid format with one click. When I saw it pop up in the Market yesterday I just had to download it. And I'm glad I did. The video playback is far better than the stock Droid player. And it automaticaly stretches the video to fill the entire screen. That has been my only beef with the Droid since I got it. Why have such a high def beautifull screen then show all your pics and video in letter box.

  • http://code012.com code012

    I remember their technology as very efficient for the bandwidth:quality ratio. They were pretty popular for streaming videos at pre-56k era, and by videos, I mean porn. Unless if Real Media can save my Droid's battery usage, it won't concern me much.

  • tookols

    Does it play rmvb??? =D

  • Ricky

    Not a chance in hell!

  • teejaytm

    Ok can someone please help me? This is so off topic but I have tried contacting a bunch. Im having trouble with every ROM except JRummys THE SHIZ. I want bugless beast but every time I try that it goes through a boot loop and then when it finally turns on it wont read the sd card. And then the new JRummys v0.8 somehow deleted some google apps like gmail. WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/Scott7861 Scott Wood

    You can also use RealPlayer to format any videos you make with your digital video camera to Droid format.

    • J Glenn

      Yes, I have done it with video I took on my Kodak camera.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LEKFMUDDDIBPV5NJKW6YTGNRWA Carlo

    RealPlayer was a good media app way long ago when microsoft was lacking. I hate proprietary formats and don't wish to associate all my other standard formats with real media player as they did in the past. I can see by this post, real media still does this as installing this will make RM your default app for all media on your handset….No thanks….I'll pass on this one. Have no need for rma support. As a matter of fact, I stopped listening to my favorite podcast because they began using real media and abandoned the standard mp3 format :-/

  • http://www.facebook.com/Scott7861 Scott Wood

    With RealPlayer and the browser plug-in install on your computer you can download many videos from the web, convert to Droid format and transfer to you Droid in about three clicks. They look great in the RealPlayer App.

  • pdash

    this real player is pointless, found a gapless music player called “museek” kinda buggy here and there but definitely worth a look…

  • aczm1988

    I dont know why everyone hates this, it looks alot better then the stock music app. What exactly doesnt this app do that it should, maybe im missing something.

    • StephanC

      It's not pretty.

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    If it doesn't play videos straight from the PC with no need for phone storage, no deal. {{-_-}}

  • http://twitter.com/wmsco1 wmsco1

    Droid DOES…..NOT DO…..equalizer built in damn it MAN SHEESH

  • http://twitter.com/Durrock2000 Derek Weber

    It doesn't appear to do anything more than stock android. In fact, it probably does those things worse.

    • http://twitter.com/Durrock2000 Derek Weber

      I was right, videos don't play right and the play controls obscure half the screen.

  • audio

    Realplayer? REALLY? I didn't even know they existed anymore.

    Exactly what market do they fill?

    • StephanC

      Real Networks owns Rhapsody; the online music store. Real Player serves as the music store software for Rhapsody so it's sort of like iTunes.

      • rocketdaddy

        Can't stand iTunes either.

        • StephanC

          I used to use Rhapsody but it downloaded songs in the .RAX format so I couldn't sync them with my newer media devices.

  • Hep

    Ugh… how is this company still around?

  • Teresa
  • Teresa

    I am in need of an empty Droid box in San Diego ASAP. Email tlass.San.rr.com thx!

  • http://leprophotography.com lenny

    Does it support AVI files???

    • J Glenn

      Yes, and I haven't foung a format that it will not support.

  • http://jeffcoons.info/ Jeff Coons

    It's actually uglier than the standard music app. Wow.

  • Jon

    It would be great to get more specifics as to what is wrong with it???

    • Wireless G

      I remember it as a failed video streaming format from the 90s. Proprietary, closed, and crappy.

  • Mrpicolas

    Hate real so buggy always has been even on pc

    • emanuelC

      Word.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

      Same here.

    • kellex

      I was surprised to see it was still a company to tell you the truth. Their products have always been pretty spotty at best.

      • shane0790

        I was actually just thinking last week if Real was even around anymore when I was messing with an old computer with 98 on it

    • saimin

      Pass.