I never really used RealPlayer save perhaps during the days when it was the only streaming player online. Yes, that would probably back when I was using a 33.6 kbps dial-up connection. I’ve never really used it again with all the other media and as more and more websites shifting their content out of the Real media format, my distance from RealPlayer also became greater.
Real actually held it through the boom of so many other media formats and has now released its newest version of the Real Player. Now why the heck am I writing about the Player now? It’s because of these few enhancements. As with many newer versions of applications, this latest incarnation offers an improved interface and better interoperability with your system.
But I guess the better deal is that it allows you to download videos off a web page. You can now download Flash, Windows Media, QuickTime, and Real formats using the little tool the RealPlayer integrates with your browser. And yes, the formats include the FLV file format which popular video hosting sites like YouTube use.
The Player is still set for release later this month but CyberNet News has found a preview download.