Real Player Download HELP

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Kobewan, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Kobewan macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    hello folks

    i got a new mac with lion
    i love lion, but i just realize my way to download videos is gone

    real player downloader won't work anymore
    it opens up but nothing happens
    i have installed the latest version, i could not find any thread about not working with lion

    anybody knows a way to make it work again?
    what could have happened?

    otherwise any other free way to download youtube and other videos?

    thanks for your time

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    ...use a browser? Honestly I don't know why you're surprised. RealPlayer is a relic on today's internet and with today's technology.
  3. Kobewan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    i just use it cause until lion it was the best program i found to download videos for free

    as simple as that

    too bad lion ended it
  4. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    in safari,while watching desired video, go into window click on activity, look for the biggest file (usually its the only one thats in megs) and d/l from there. ;)
  5. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    You can download Adapter. It downloads youtube videos and also converts video, audio and images so it's pretty cool. But I haven't tried the youtube video download so I'm not sure how well that works. Here's a link
  6. arubinst macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Lausanne - Switzerland
    Sorry to hijack but have you tried this in Lion yourself? It seems to me that this is no longer possible without some external download manager like Progressive Downloader, for example because the download window doesn't exist anymore and the new implementation of the download list does not accept copy/paste.

    Or am I missing something?
  7. Johnscone macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2011
    I am using Lion and realplayer downloader works fine, it downloads ok from youtube and converts directly into iTunes
  8. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Why would anyone want to use Real Player....

    Just change YouTube's video quality to 480p or higher, find the largest file in Safari's Activity Window and then Command+Double Click it to download the mp4 directly.
  9. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    it works seamlessly here in lion.
    if you go into window pane in the task-bar, click on activity, scroll down through the feeds until you see the biggest file, double click, and it will d/l it , no problem.
    add the d/l symbol to your toolbar, when clicking on the file it will do the new lion/ios jumping action, to show it is d/loading.
    i have no third party d/l manager installed.
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Copying and pasting works for me with the popover. Or you can double click the file in the Activity window.
  11. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Use Firefox Browser and one of it's 30 billion flash video download addons. :D
  12. arubinst macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Lausanne - Switzerland
    This is weird... I must be doing something wrong or have a wrong option selected somewhere because it doesn't work on my end. When I double click on the feed, Safari just opens a new tab with a player showing me the video/audio file I just double clicked on.

    I also tried different combinations of cmd/alt/ctrl/shift-double click with no luck.

    Oh well, I'll try to figure it out. Thanks for the help though!
  13. Zephar macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    Same here 10.7.3 & Realplayer

    Same here after 10.7.3 with Realplayer not showing in the downloader window anymore. Multiple re-installs did nothing; and, last night re-installing Lion did not help either.
    Anyone have a fix for us. There is really no other A/V dl that I could find.

  14. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    you will have to wait for "realupdate" for lion 10.7.3" which will probably take about as long as the .4 update for mac.

    but it won't work with that update either!

    R.P. for mac has had its day.
  15. dacoolest macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    I recently switched from mac and I have been looking for a method to easily download youtube and other videos. I did not know about the real player. But I recently found that the newest update from the Speed Download allows us to download from youtube by doing secondary clicking and selecting "download youtube video"
  16. billye1952 macrumors newbie


    Feb 19, 2012
    San Francisco
    Realplay on lion

    Go to macupdate, go to search section. Put "tooble" this software will download
    Youtube...Instead trying use Realplayer or RealplayerSP.
    Ihave contact realplayer about this issue.
  17. Cre8tiveDude macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012
    Shenzhen, China
    Same here 10.7.3 & Realplayer also...

    Like wise, this is always the case when installing a new OS or buying a new Mac with a new OS. There are some third-party software that will not work properly.

    What I'm using right now is iTubeX

    I think this is the easiest to use app out there currently. Though it is not free that is why the UI is good and the download quality is okay too.
  18. CuttySark macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2011
    Realplayer Threads: Problem-Solving or One-Upmanship?

    In looking for the reason RealPlayer Downloader stopped working on my iMac a couple of months ago (it had been working on Lion for quite a while), I found MacRumors threads going back to 2008. I was discouraged by many responses that pooh-poohed getting RealPlayer working -- plain folks and "demigods" asking why are you using RealPlayer anyway, you old relic you, but furnishing no substitute unless you never want to go beyond YouTube. Looks like much change is simmering on the video-download front, from intellectual-property disputes to "fixes" in browser software -- most of the latter making downloads harder to come by, to the delight of many others.

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