Real Player sucks. Is there an alternative?

Discussion in 'Software for Windows' started by Fike, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Fike

    Fike Senior member

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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.
     
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    mezrah Senior member

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    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
     
  5. Fike

    Fike Senior member

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    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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    :D :thumbsup:
     
  7. Aikouka

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

     
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    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.