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Fike
02-05-2007, 10:37 AM
I hate Real Player because of the annoying advertisements that it spawns in my taskbar. I don't want to infect my new computer with this program. Are there any alternatives for playing real audio files? I kind of doubt it because it is a proprietary compression algorithm, but we are finally seeing alternative PDF tools, so the patent on some of these things must be running out soon.

MrChad
02-05-2007, 10:42 AM
The aptly named Real Alternative (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm).

mezrah
02-05-2007, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by: Fike
I hate Real Player because of the annoying advertisements that it spawns in my taskbar. I don't want to infect my new computer with this program. Are there any alternatives for playing real audio files? I kind of doubt it because it is a proprietary compression algorithm, but we are finally seeing alternative PDF tools, so the patent on some of these things must be running out soon.

Looking for a Real Player alternative, eh? Have you tried Real Player Alternative?

A simple google reveals results:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=real+player+alternative

Fike
02-05-2007, 10:47 AM
thanks. I didn't think of using alternative as the keyword. I was stuck in "Real Player Free" which just kept coming back to Real Networks freeplayer stuff.

destrekor
02-05-2007, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by: MrChad
The aptly named Real Alternative (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm).

:D :thumbsup:

Aikouka
02-05-2007, 12:12 PM
There's also a Quicktime Alternative if you want an alternative for quicktime ;).

zodder
02-05-2007, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by: Aikouka
There's also a Quicktime Alternative if you want an alternative for quicktime ;).
Will iTunes still function with it?

Aikouka
02-05-2007, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by: zodder

Originally posted by: Aikouka
There's also a Quicktime Alternative if you want an alternative for quicktime ;).
Will iTunes still function with it?



No idea, I don't use iTunes. Although Trillian always complains that it wants QuickTime (without having QTA or normal QT installed) and it works with QTA.