RealOne for Mac OS X

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by arn, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Real released a beta for Real One Player for Mac OS X today.

    RealOne Player for 0S X Minimum System Requirements:

    - Mac* OS X (10.1 or higher)
    - 128 MB RAM
    - G3, G4, Mac OS X compatible
    - 28.8kbps modem Internet Connection
    - Browser support: Microsoft* Internet Explorer* 5.1 or later or Netscape* 6.2[/i]
  2. dsamsa macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2002
    Fairbanks, Alaska (USA)
    OMG! FIRST POST! I'ma go D/L it RIGHT NOW! brb!
  3. JupiterZen macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Reality Maingrid 23 Subjunction 42A
    Okay ... my maidenpost om macrumors .. here goes nothing :)

    I was just wondering after reading this news ... Is there actually anybody out there that wants to install this piece of crap software???

    The old players were a crappy port of the Windows versions, which brought stupid *.dll files to my mac. And the Real One player for windows doesn't even let you install it without phoning home.

    And every other streaming format I've seen has had better quality ... but more importantly ... the ability so convert to other formats.

    Am I to paranoid and/or to prejudiced? Or are there others out there that rather not install anything Real.

  4. dsamsa macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2002
    Fairbanks, Alaska (USA)
    hmm... looks nice. Seems to work fine. Why is this a beta?
  5. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops

    Look at the post before you. ;)

  6. JupiterZen macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Reality Maingrid 23 Subjunction 42A

    Seems to be somebody indeed :) ... boggles my mind. Really !!!

    I've been living without a Real player for as long as I can remember, and I never had the urgent need to install it.

    The only things I can't watch are the stupid very low quality pieces of newsfootage on a news site ( here in the Netherlands. But as I have seen the advertising before and after the "Real" ;) news clips are longer that the clip itself.

    Anyone know of something unmissable only found in realplayer format?

  7. backspinner macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2002
    Anybody any idea why Real calls OS X 0S X, that is zero-S X ????
  8. mattevil macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Remember talking about this on irc yesterday

    Quint here,
    I remember bringing this up yesterday and nobody knew if it was in development and now i'm downloading it. i'm just glad i can finally play those simpsons episodes i've had for years
  9. iwantanewmac macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2001
    Me don't want no stinky realplayer on my mac :)
    seriously, I think it's a piece of crap.
  10. MhzDoesMatter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Mac users are Jaded

    But putting aside past troubles with real, the real format exists out there and rivals quicktime. There is obviously content out there that Quicktime doesn't have because QT is very limited. And the RealOne subscription may seem like trash to us, but aparently 750,000 people think its worth it. Odds are there are some MacUsers who will, too. I downloaded seconds after the story was posted. I'd rather err on the side of being too prepared, than caught off guard because of prejudice.

    Hertz...they do
  11. drastik macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2002
    I'll use it, but only for audio. I hate real too, but a lot of sites use it to sample music you might want to buy. They video is craptastic, but the audio is pretty good.;)
  12. etoiles macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2002
    Where the air is crisp
    now I can listen to audio samples on Amazon using my mac...amaaaaaaazing ;)
  13. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
  14. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Exactly. That's why I've been waiting so long for this software. It's quite nice actually. Probably 2nd best to iTunes in interface for a Carbon app I've ever seen (Windows Media Player's interface is OK, but RealOne Player's is must better). So I'm quite happy with it. Stop complaining. It looks a lot better then RealOne for Windows or any other OS so they look like they're pretty committed to the Mac. I give them an A+
  15. big macrumors 65816


    Feb 20, 2002
  16. wdnx macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    JupiterZen wrote:
    Absolutely. Broadcasts of Cleveland Browns preseason football games. Thank god I don't have to boot into OS9 to listen to them this fall.
  17. hvfsl macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2001
    London, UK
    Real Player One runs high bitrate video so much better than Quicktime. Real Player One runs with out any frame loss of my PBG4 550, but QT6 and MPEG4 does not. The Real Codec 9 also offers better compression and quality than MPEG 4 (which real player one also supports).

    I can now watch all the TV programmes I recorded to real video on my PC.
  18. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002

    its not working for me.....i have to boot classic to play
    real player files on the web....shooot.
    It starts but then immediatly stops.....oh well
  19. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    its working for me just fine and i must say...real has their shizz together on this client. its fast, small, and gets out of the way. also, maybe its just me but im impressed with the quality. i gave up real a long time ago because it was so bad. it seems that it has grown leaps and bounds of late.
  20. burningwheel macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2002
    anyone know of program for os x that can snag real files? i can do it on my wife's pc but i'm getting tired of that

    any freeware programs that will allow me to record what i'm listening to?
  21. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Crashed for Me

    Try resizing the window when video is playing. :mad:

    Well, the good thing is, OSX can take the hit and keep on ticking.
  22. tedson macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    If you want to use this to watch the Big Brother 24/7 stream forget it, it crashes every time. :(
  23. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    i'll download it when I have to, otherwise, it's no big news for me. Quicktime seems to be the one I was really looking for
  24. mec macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2002
  25. whitegold macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real are satan

    Forget Microsoft, they're just greedy. Real corp. are the ones in league with the devil. Real software has historically been the most destructive, appalling and invasive pieces of spyware.

    Their software is terrible. Everynow and then I see a video clip or stream I think it might be worth installing real player for.

    It never is.

    Real Player One is the WORST so far. Less cluttered interface is the only thing going for it. "Tighter OS integration" actually means impossible to uninstall and takes over your computer.

    Don't download this. Real are evil.

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