RealPlayer Features & RealPlayer Plus (Gold) Benefits

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RealNetworks launched RealTimes on May 19, 2015.
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RealPlayer was the first media player to download online videos from thousands of sites.

The  NEW RealPlayer (SP) 16  adds Social & Portable features: e.g. download & transfer multiple videos at the same time, play these videos on nearly any device, and share your favorite videos via Facebook or Twitter with just one click!

The premium RealPlayer 16 Plus is the most complete media player with everything you want: pristine video & audio playback, access to worldwide radio, video downloads, a built-in music store, and it's the only player that plays CDs, DVDs & all major media file types, including Real, QuickTime, Windows Media, MPEG-4, MP3, Flash and much more.

Included is RealNetworks RealJukebox technology for creating MP3 files from audio CDs & organizing music files.
Enhanced audio & video controls give you greater control of all your media, whether you're burning CDs, downloading music, or watching the latest video.


Realplayer Features (version 16)

Overview - Compare Main Features

Features RealPlayer (Basic)
Play - Playback music and video files, and display photos tick tick
Manage Media - Organise your videos, musics & photos, edit properties, create playlists, etc. tick tick
Simple Editing - Edit music and videos with RealPlayer Trimmer and take snapshots tick tick
Share - You can share your videos with friends and family on YouTube, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter tick tick
Copy to Devices - move your music, photos, and/or videos to your mobile device or computer tick tick
Download Videos with a single mouse click tick tick
Download Videos Faster - Up to 3X faster --- tick
Burn CDs & VCDs - For music and photos tick tick
Burn DVDs - For videos --- tick
Burn High Definition (HD) DVDs - Burn inexpensive DVD-discs and watch them on Blu-ray players --- tick
HQ Playback - Play High Quality DVDs & H.264 --- tick
Print/Export Library - Export a printable list of your music and videos --- tick
Advanced audio & video controls - a 10-band graphic equalizer, crossfade, etc. --- tick
Digital Recording - Digitally record analog audio (vinyl records, cassettes, tapes, microphone audio input) and add it to your digital media library --- tick
Convert Videos from .3gp, .flv, .rv, .rm, .avi, .wmv into e.g. .mp3, .rv, .rm, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv, .m4a, .ra, .wav, .wma, .3gp tick tick
Convert Videos from .mp4, .vob into different formats --- tick
Faster Conversion & Advanced Transfer
  • Convert & transfer your videos up to 100% faster - to your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet PC.
  • Convert VOB, MPEG-2 videos into other formats
  • Encode videos into H.264 files which plays on devices like Sony PSP and Sony PS3
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Social Features

  • Share Videos on Facebook
    Easily share videos from your personal Realplayer library with your friends on Facebook.
  • Collects Facebook videos  NEW! 
    Collects all the Facebook videos of your Facebook friends and catalogs them - all in one place - on a new Facebook tab in your personal RealPlayer library.
  • Private Mode  NEW! 
    Private Mode clears your browsing history when you’re finished & allows you to download and save videos to a hidden password-protected secure location.

Audio Features

  • Works with nearly any portable device** - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Transfer your favorite music from your computer to your iPod, iPhone, iTunes, Blackberry smartphones, Xbox, Nokia S60 devices, Palm Pre, and more. Listen whenever you want.
  • Advanced CD Burning** - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    With "1-2-3-Burn" you can easily create your own CDs and make use of some very powerful options. It is easy to define cross fades and normalize music volume across your CD song tracks, or remove annoying gaps between different audio tracks.
  • 10-Band Graphic EQ - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Take control of your music. Optimize your sound exactly the way you like it with a superb graphic equalizer. Adjust your graphic equalizer for room size, input type, etc.
  • Cross Fade** - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Release your inner DJ and surprise your family and friends. Add reverb and Cross fade between music songs to give your personal mixes a very professional sound.
  • Analog Recording** - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Convert your analog cassettes or vinyl collection to digital files and save them on your computer or on the net.
    Make your own digital audio messages.
  • RealAudio Lossless Format
    The new RealAudio format allows you to burn professional high-quality CDs, and this using only 50% of the disk space of the standard CD-audio-format (WAV).
  • CD Ripping
    RealPlayer's CD Ripping is fully-functional. It's set to rip CD-Tracks into .m4a (AAC) by default. Other available formats to rip tracks are:
    • AAC (in MP4) (32 kbps - 320 kbps)
    • Real Audio 10 (32 kbps - 320 kbps)
    • Real Audio Lossless
    • MP3 (32 kbps - 320 kbps)
    • WAV (1411Kbps)
    • Windows Media Audio (Requires Windows Media Player 10 installed) (64 kbps - 192 kbps)
  • Multiple Audio Formats
    RealPlayer supports all the latest formats, e.g. audio CDs, MP3s, MPEGs, Sony Memory Sticks and many more.
    Checkout All Supported Formats.
  • Audio Converter - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    With the RealPlayer Plus Audio Converter you can convert from/to RealMedia, AAC, MP3, Windows Media, WAV and much more.
  • Surround Sound / Multi-Channel Stereo
    Bump it up now! Enjoy 5-channel audio plus, a dedicated sub-woofer channel for streaming or playback through your sound system.
  • High Bit Rate Encoding**
    This is an audio lover's dream! You can mix, rip and burn CDs and MP3s at up to 320kbps for ultra-high music quality.
  • Visualizations**
    Music that looks as cool as it sounds! Hundreds of cool colorful, cutting-edge animations.
  • Album Info
    Keep track of lyrics and other details about your clips. Automatically loads info from streaming clips or CDs. Watch handy reference info about the clips or album you've selected.
  • Portable Device
    Take your music with you all the time! Download favorite clips to your portable digital music device. Compatible with iPod, MP3, Sony Memory Stick, Palm, Nomad Zen, and other formats.
  • Harmony technology
    Making the Music Store compatible with iPod media players & Windows Media DRM-compatible players.

Video Features

  • Video Downloading with one-click  Improved! 
    Now you can download video in its original quality with a single click, or record live video streams from the Web. You can download virtually all video formats, making it very easy to watch content offline, build your personal video playlists or burn a CD or DVD for later viewing.
  • Faster Video Downloads - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Download videos up to three times faster with Realplayer Plus.
  • Share Videos  NEW! 
    Now you can share your favorite videos with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Video & Media Conversion  NEW! 
    It is very easy to convert different types of video files into another file format. Making it very easy to copy videos to your favorite devices, e.g. cell phone, BlackBerry, iPod, iPhone, PSP, XBox, PS3, iTunes Library, MP3-players,..
  • RealPlayer H.264 conversion  NEW!  - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Transfer your favorite videos to the new digital video standard for computers and consumer electronics.
  • Faster Conversion & Transfer - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Up to 100% faster video convertion & transfer - to your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet PC.
  • Works with nearly any portable device** - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Transfer your favorite videos from your computer to your iPod, iPhone, iTunes, Blackberry smartphones, Xbox, Nokia S60 devices, Palm Pre, and more. Watch whenever you want.
  • DVD Burning  Improved!  - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Easily burn your downloaded or self-made high-definition (HD) videos & photos and movies to a DVD-disc and watch them on Blu-ray players. Burn now up to 120-minute DVDs. Enjoy all on your TV, PC or Laptop.
  • Advanced Video Controls  Improved!  - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Adjust your viewer just like a TV set and enjoy amazing picture quality. With handy sliders you can tweak your video controls for contrast, brightness, sharpness, hue, etc. Your new settings are saved.
  • Live Pause** & Perfect Play
    Control your streams. Rewind, Pause, and fast-forward through live audio or video clips while playing. Create your own sports or other instant replay!
  • Universal Player
    From .AIFF to .X-STREAM, RealPlayer likes all file types. RealPlayer, that handles all your streaming media and download QuickTime, Windows Media** or MPEG audio/video files can also play your favorite DVDs, VCDs and offline-bought or homemade CD-ROMS. Finally, digital media has become much more manageable.
  • High Quality Video
    New RealVideo 10™ delivers superior video quality, and this over any type of Internet connection -- from narrowband to broadband.
  • Turbo Play
    No more annoying waiting for clips to load! The new Turbo Play improves streaming so your music/video clips load faster, start quicker, and play smoother over any type of connection - from dial-up to broadband.

Interface Features

  • Toolbar Mode** - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Minimize your RealPlayer to make visual place for other software applications.
  • Built-In Media Browser
    RealPlayer contains a built-in Media Browser, which is based on Internet Explorer. You can surf the Web while you're watching video clips or listening to the music.
  • Skins**
    You can customize the look of your RealPlayer to reflect your personality. Choose from hundreds of pre-made skins or create/personalize your own.


  • FREE RealPlayer Support - only with RealPlayer Plus!
    Free agent-assisted RealPlayer support. Chat with the support team for fast answers to your Real Player questions.

** This feature is not available on RealPlayer for Mac