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Educational Software Thread, Real Player in Technical; Hey all, Hope all is well. We were wondering here if anyone has real player rolled out? Does it get ...
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    Real Player

    Hey all,
    Hope all is well. We were wondering here if anyone has real player rolled out?
    Does it get used much?
    We are looking at rolling it out here. Just seems a little pointless for Real's RM files really. I know real has better vid quality but its not *that* much better as WMP. We are getting nagged into getting it as they (teachers) say they have lots of sites using RM files. I find that hard to believe as I thought that real encoder costed money (not 100% sure though) and WMP eq is free.

    Cheers

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    Re: Real Player

    The BBC uses Real Player files quite alot.

    Don't forget RealPlayer was the number one media player until Microsoft decided otherwise

    There is an enterprise version of the player which meant less like spyware.
    Also there is JetPlayer or Real Alternative if you just don't the official carp on your harddisk.

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    Re: Real Player

    Yeh but you have to check the legality of them.
    Yeh BBC is the only major site I can think of and they are trying to move to wmp. Cheers for feedback networkgeezer

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    Re: Real Player

    I will not ever intall real player, for any reason. Apart from using an astonomical number of registry entries I stopped using it for the following reason. With real one player, it asks if you would like to sign up to any email news/information. The visible newsletters are unticked, if you scroll down you will find all the ones that *weren't* on screen *are ticked*!

    Sneaky gits, at least I notice these things. Never used any real software since.

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    Re: Real Player

    Ahh but you cant use that version in schools. You MUST buy your real to use it in schools.

    JetPlayer? (anyone got a link to it?)

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    Re: Real Player

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour
    Ahh but you cant use that version in schools. You MUST buy your real to use it in schools.
    The player or the encoder?

    As far as I am aware real player enterprise is free. They just make very hard to find it. I think the same applies to realOne as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour
    JetPlayer? (anyone got a link to it?)
    http://www.jetaudio.com/

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    Re: Real Player

    VLC also works. It's legality is dubious though. It uses reverse engineered codecs.

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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    Re: Real Player

    Nah enterprise costs,
    £1000 for 500 clients per year for that. Min purchase is 250 clients @ £500.
    If you install Real One it is against there EULA I think.

    Cheers for the link

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    Re: Real Player

    The way that I understand it is the free player is free for non-commercial use (then you need a license to distribute it). You have to trawl through the Real site to find it but then you can download the installer which will do a silent install.

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    Re: Real Player

    Just installed Real Alternative and VLC - did I do wrong!

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    Re: Real Player

    Real Alternative and Quick Time Alternative all the way...

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    Re: Real Player

    Real Player is amongst the three pieces of software I loathe the most. It will be a cold day in hell before I install it on any of the PCs at work. If a teacher absolutely has to play RM files, they get Real Alternative.

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    Re: Real Player

    Unfortunately I have to install it cos of DiDA and Thomas Telford that ICT use

    Didn't know about the issue regarding installing it in a School though - could be a problem...

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    Re: Real Player

    I'll check the archives of another group but i am sure that you can sign up to an agreement to use the general version in an educational establishment.

    If you just download it you cannot use it without this agrrement (EULA and all that).

    The idea is that people cough up for the enterprise version.

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    Re: Real Player

    I never knew that about real player, if you could confirm please Tony, could be my excuse to give over pestering the BBC for info on trying to get realplayer to work through ISA and the Firewall etc....

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