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Old 02-05-2007, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Real Player sucks. Is there an alternative?

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.
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:42 AM   #2
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Default Real Player sucks. Is there an alternative?

The aptly named Real Alternative.
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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Default Real Player sucks. Is there an alternative?

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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...er+alternative
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:47 AM   #4
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Default Real Player sucks. Is there an alternative?

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.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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The aptly named Real Alternative.
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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There's also a Quicktime Alternative if you want an alternative for quicktime .
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:47 PM   #7
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There's also a Quicktime Alternative if you want an alternative for quicktime .
Will iTunes still function with it?

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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.
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