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somak_de

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are there anybody who has used realplayer.i have used it for a long time
but sometimes ago suddenly it crushed and uninstalling and reinstalling has no effect
probably there is a conflict which could not be detected.

i have posted this problem in "the other software forum" of this site
some tried to help me but cant solve the problem.
what i found ridiculas is that the support website of the real is not at
all supportive and they did not bother to answer my questions
it is amazing for such a big corp to be like that.

now i wonder is there any alternative to real player for streaming audio
is there any software which can convert any of the *.rm and *.ram file to
known formats so that they can be opened in other players

i have loads of real player file and wonder if i could ever use them

i want to know the readers opinion on that issue.
 

somak_de

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thanks for the input Ph0b0s54
i also use kazaa and actually wanted to know is there any alternative to real player for streaming audio
 
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First of all, Kazaa loads your PC up with spyware.
Use KazaaLite instead.
There is a player that plays streaming realmedia content, I will have a look around for it.
 
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I love Kazaalite too. No spyware...great software! I personally despise Real Player. This is the one piece of software I could definitely live without. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!
 

somak_de

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it's great to now your views but the problem is that is there
any alternative to realplayer.
i did not find any.
i dont know why this format is used by every site when there is
no other way to play them with other player
 
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best bet is too disable the realplayer quickstart taskbar icon, then open real player, and turn off all the automatic web statistic options, etc...under 'tools/preferences' in the realplayer interface. then try playing the files again.
but, if all of your RM files are causing trouble, there must be a corruption somewhere else, whether it's a change of codecs or drivers for hardware.
converting a lot of Rm files to another format takes a lot more time than a re-install of windows, IMHO.
 
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I just hate realone in the first place. Even if you turn everything off, it still accesses the internet.
 
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I also hate realone. There are several things I hate: the interface, there are conflicts with memory (UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE TRAP), the uninstall is horrible, but most of all I hate how it tries and take over everything media related!
 
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Count me in as another Real hater. It invades your computer with all kinds of junk and has been reported to also contain spyware, which I think was some time ago. I have emailed a lot of sites who have only Real Player as an option, telling them they should at least give people an alternative.
 
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As mentioned in my recent thread in this forum "good media software", www.eo-video.com have a brilliant RealMedia converter (shareware). There's also a free app called TINRA which had some limitations.
 
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