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Those who seek to win the market always, especially after years of existence, can not stand still. It is with this in mind that RealPlayer, one of the oldest players out there, comes up with the upgrade to version 16 of its system.
RealPlayer has been innovating to make the user experience even better. Among the improvements, we have the ability to download YouTube videos appearing directly in your library, for example.
Coupled with this, the player has a simple video editor, which allows the user to not only make quick changes to what they are watching, but also to quickly share what they like with others.
With the release of version 16, RealPlayer received two big news: private mode and video viewing on Facebook. Private mode guarantees your privacy by hiding your videos in the player library and password protecting them; in addition to erasing the history of videos viewed during the last session.
Facebook integration filters your friends' updates to display only uploaded videos, eliminating the distractions provided by other social network information. The videos are displayed in RealPlayer itself, but to comment or like them the player opens a browser window.
Thanks to the program's automatic converter, you don't have to worry about changing the format of video files transferred to mobile devices, as it detects and converts them according to the device connected to the PC.
This way, RealPlayer promises organization so you can keep your device library up to date so you know exactly what's inside every electronic device, whether it's your computer, notebook, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and more. no major problems.
In addition to organizing his videos, he also keeps his music and photo collection in perfect sync between the gadgets used daily. So you replace several tools with just one. Just connect your device between devices to import photos, or sync music between computer and mobile phone, to bring the best playlist anywhere.
With the advent of social networks, photos, videos and music are shared all the time. No wonder RealPlayer allows, once data is synced, to split your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Just one click to send the content directly to the sites.
Drag and drop
To close with a golden key, in addition to sharing and downloading files directly to your library, RealPlayer also allows you to upload any file to the program without opening folders. Just drag and drop your video, music or image into the program so you can view the content.
Even more interesting is that you don't have to close what's already on the screen before dragging the file into RealPlayer. If you are watching a video, it will be minimized so you can return to it at any time.
When released, RealPlayer was only compatible with system specific formats such as RMVB. However, currently the system is capable of running several others, so you don't have to worry about anything. For this version, the supported formats are:
- MP3, M3U, WAV, MPEG, MPG, MPV
- MPS, M2V, M1V, MPE, MPA, AVI, MP4
- M4E, M4V, WMA, WMV, WAX, ASF, ASX
- WM, WMX, WVX, MOV, QT, AAC, M4A
- MP2, MP1, MPGA, PLS, XLP, SSM
- AU, AIF, AIFF, MID, MIDI, RMI, ACP
- 3GP, 3G2, AMR, AWB, DIVX, FLV
You can now organize your media libraries by RealPlayer itself. Supporting drag-and-drop capabilities, users can add photos and videos without the need for copy or paste commands. All you have to do is drag the files to the program interface and wait for it to load.
Another new feature is the possibility to configure the files by RealPlayer. By hovering over files, the user can access various options related to them. You can share photos directly to Facebook, copy to mobile devices, and also view slideshows.
Our opinion about RealPlayer
Because it is the free version, RealPlayer has some limitations, but nothing that seriously compromises its operation. In addition, the program has further improved its interface with regard to file conversion and sharing between many different devices, which is good news for those who have a lot of everyday electronics.
Many of the news are not necessarily new, as updates have been made over the last few years, but the end result you can see is simple to use, with support for a number of popular formats, and many possibilities for organization and editing.
Therefore, it is worth giving a new chance to this "old man" of the market and explore the various options that the program has to offer. So you don't have to worry about having a lot of different programs on your computer to watch movies, convert files, share media and even send it all to the various devices that are with us every day.
Pro & Cons
- Multiple configuration options
- Fast sharing
- Video Editing
- Cross Device Management
- Enhanced interface for device sharing
- Send files directly to social networks
- Burn DVDs to play on Blu-ray player in paid version only
- Has performance restrictions for being free
- Audio editor accessible only in paid version