Does anybody or any website use Realmedia anymore?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mr-Stabby, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Mr-Stabby macrumors 6502

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    Was just thinking this today.

    The BBC are probably the last major website to use Real streaming to some extent, and they are phasing it out completely over the next few months and putting all their services onto the system that iPlayer uses.

    So after BBC scrap Real, who the hell else uses it? I haven't been on a single website that uses it in years.

    Are Real even still developing the service/app anymore?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm glad to see them declining in popularity. I've never liked RM. I don't know if they've changed it in recent years, but their RealMedia Player used to send info back to their site about what you were playing. Serious invasion of privacy. I've always used a firewall to block RM from being able to access the internet at all. There are much better solutions out there these days, thankfully.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Lots of universities use RM for lectures. It's a tragedy, really.
     
  5. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Some people still do unfortunately.

    I hate it. Its a bloated, controlling, ugly player that wants to push itself to be being the only player and sometimes the browser on my computer. And if the flash downloader asks me one more time to be in my startup list i'm going to shoot something.

    -omi
     

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