real player vs. quicktime

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

  1. maikeru macrumors member

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    i am new to mac

    trying to run video off of the reuters tv site

    http://reuters.feedroom.com/

    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

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

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    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:
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/

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

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