Real Player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SolidSnake, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. SolidSnake macrumors regular

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    i know Real Player in windows contains spyware so i'm just wondering is it safe to download for OS X? thanks p.s. i am a newbie and loving it.
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The spyware stuff is ancient history, and the OS X version never had anything like that.
     
  3. SolidSnake thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks pretty much what i wanted to know. really glad.
     
  4. EGT macrumors 68000

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    It's still a "virus" In my honest opinion.

    *shudder*
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You're entitled to it, but both WMP and Real are very well behaved on Macs. They don't install, or even try to install any crap background programs or rootkits or whatever they're called now. They stay quiet and come up when they're supposed to. Aside from the fact that WMP cannot play WMP10 files, I'm happy with both of them! :) Not that QT doesn't treat me better...don't get me wrong. But they really aren't so bad on Macs.

    IIRC, Real even has drag and drop installation.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    Yes, RealPlayer has drag-and-drop installation. WiMP write-protects some hidden files, so emptying the Trash fails if you try to delete it.
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    In my experience WMP is really awful...it doesn't work well, and won't delete when I'm sick of it. :rolleyes:

    RealPlayer, on the other hand, is quite nice. It sources off of the Quicktime architecture so it can play other file types if you choose, and it's clean and simple, while running decently snappily (unlike the tank that is WMP).
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, interesting...I did not know that! Thanks! :)
     

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