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Real Alternative

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 2.0.2 (details)
OS Support: Windows 98 Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows 2003
License: Freeware
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Download: Real_Alternative_202.exe   Real_Alternative_202.exe

Description:Download the latest stable version of Real Alternative
Version:2.0.2 (added Feb 21, 2010 - view changelog)
Size:6.59 MB

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Main Screen (Media Player Classic)
Main Screen (Media Player Classic)


Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer.

All RealMedia formats (.ra .rm .rmvb .ram .rpm .rv .rp .rt .smi .smil etc.) are supported, including streaming content and RealMedia content that is embedded in webpages.

Some advantages compared to RealPlayer:

* Quick and easy install
* It's easy to make an unattended installation
* Proper uninstallation
* No background processes
* Use a player of your own choice
* Low on resources
* No advertising, no registration forms, nothing annoying


* .smi and .smil files only play the first part of a clip. This is only a problem when the clip consists of multiple parts. These files are not very common. These files do play correctly when embedded in a browser.
* The RealMedia DirectShow splitter does not work with streaming content. You must use the included Media Player Classic to play streaming content.


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: RAM, RM/RMVB

OS Compatibility:

Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003

Revision History:

Version 2.0.2
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Media Player Classic [version]
  • RealMedia Codecs [version]
  • RealMedia plugin for Internet Explorer
  • RealMedia plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape/Google Chrome
  • RealMedia DirectShow splitter [version 1.3.1268.0]
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