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#1 missfilippa


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Posted 15 June 2005 - 02:18 PM

I have not used RealPlayer.
Actually I never even knew it was there. I guess Dell Installed it.
Anyway, I got a bulletin from RealPlayer that I have an older (unsupportable) version of it and,
that I can DOWNLOAD an update to it FOR FREE.

I am naturally suspicious about such offers. Is it adviseable to download the alledgedly free update?? I have the feeling that down the road, I will be hit with fees etc.

Any opinions or experiences one can share with me? Thank you, missfilippa

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:08 PM

I am pretty sure that there is a free version of realplayer available, so may be legit.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:13 PM

The latest version of RealPlayer is 10 something. You may wish to completely uninstall the old version and simply download the newest complete.
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 02:51 AM

I detest Real Player as it is an overly intrusive package which gathers usage info about you and reports back to the Real organisation. (hey! don't they call that spyware?)

There is a free player which handles Real media files and doesn't spy on you, called Real Alternative. Give that a try.

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#5 missfilippa

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 09:29 PM

rimmer: a fantastic link you gave me: wow!.... unbelieveable what is available as a free download which does NOT spy on you.. thank you...
the real alternative 1.41 is just one of so many possibilities. thank you....
missfilippa :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 02:49 AM

real player is not allowed on my puter also.

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