Daily Download: RealPlayer 10 released for Linux

By Phantasm66
Aug 3, 2004
  1. Based on the open source Helix player, RealPlayer 10 for Linux has been released. Now you can experience the latest RealPlayer technology on your Linux desktop.

    "RealPlayer 10 supports RealAudio, RealVideo 10, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, H263, AAC and more. Get ready for accelerated video, full screen playback, and a lot more."

    I noticed with interest that the new player is GTK aware, which means that it will detect your GTK theme and skin itself accordingly.
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    How comfortable will someone competent enough to use linux be installing something from real on their machine? I will not be that brave soul to try it first - I've been burned way too many times by that company.
  3. Heavy_lvletal_

    Heavy_lvletal_ TS Rookie Posts: 27

    hmmm, i just dont like linux. i hate it
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    I think one of the things Linux has going for it is no "Real" software for it. Now they've gone and #$%^% it up. ;)
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Installed it (before the official release BTW)..

    It hijacks all Gnome multimedia types it supports without asking and no option to restore them to originals - true Real style.

    As for the reason to install Real on linux.. It is the only thing for (widely used) streaming media on Linux - WMP or QT are not available unless you use Crossover.
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    realplayer has been available for linux for some time, just to set some of you straight.
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    This is the new and official version with capabilities the same as the Windows player. The old one was a "community version" not really supported by Real..
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Windows Media and QuickTime can be played in a web browser with mplayer using a plugin like Plugger. More choices here.
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