real player vs. quicktime

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maikeru, May 24, 2004.

  1. maikeru macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2004
    i am new to mac

    trying to run video off of the reuters tv site

    they say you need realplayer to watch the videos....

    i hate realplayer. i hate real networks.

    is there a way to trick-out quicktime to play realplayer-formated video?
  2. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    you need real player. quicktime will not play or stream real media.
  3. Mav451 macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2003
    Well the PC side has something called "Real Player Alternative"--by installing this, you only install a plugin that IE/Mozilla/etc. THINKS is the real thing, but it isn't. You can also stream real player .rm/.ram's THROUGH Media Player Classic (which Real Player Alternative runs through).

    here's a link:

    If the Mac side does not have it...good luck *_*
  4. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    he wants to play real media on a mac and you give him a link to windows software?
  5. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Just use Real. It is the worse program available, but if people still insist on using it on the Web then you'll have to download it (hell, I even prefer WMV to Real).
  6. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    i refuse to use real media or install their software on my mac.

    i did break down and install windows media player.
  7. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    An awesome place
    No need to worry!

    Actually the free Real Media Player for Mac is not that bad. I hesitated to download Real for about two years, then Frontline has a stream of it's shows on WM and Real. As it turned out RM was better that WM, at least with Frontline.

    Try it, you won't be disappointed. And it integrates really good with Safari.

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