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New RealPlayer software offers iPod video transfers


RealNetworks has introduced the latest version of its RealPlayer software, which includes the ability to download and record non-DRM protected videos from “thousands of sites” for playback online or offline. As part of the RealPlayer Plus package, users will be able to transfer these downloaded videos to the iPod nano (with video), iPod classic, and fifth-generation iPod. “Now consumers can use the one-click download functionality to view Web video offline on their PC or transfer video to popular portable media devices like the iPod,” said Harold Zeitz, senior vice president of media software and services at Real. “RealPlayer is one of the most popular applications around the world, and by the end of the month our customers from North America to China will have this one-click video download functionality and the ability to watch videos on the go with their iPods in their own native languages.” Real promises continued development on the player, and plans to add video transfer support for the iPhone and iPod touch in early 2008. RealPlayer is available now as a free download from; the upgrade to RealPlayer Plus, which includes support for iPod video transfers, is available for the one-time cost of $40.

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Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that those “thousands of sites” have content that could be downloaded with or without their player.
Seriously, if the material is DRM free, there’s no reason why you can’t download it, convert it (with any number of free software options), and put it on any video capable device.
Holy cats, but marketing disgusts me.

Posted by Miranda Kali on November 15, 2007 at 9:39 AM (CST)


Thats the way the world works….its a material world and your a material girl Miranda.

: )

Posted by unreal on November 15, 2007 at 9:50 AM (CST)


The free version supports iPod transfers of downloaded video too.

I think this is worded a bit confusing, unless I’m in some trial mode I’m unaware of.

Posted by Germansuplex on November 15, 2007 at 11:30 AM (CST)


this is big, realplayer on Ipod and specially Ipod touch is really good news.

Miranda Kali, convert 1hr rmvb video files on a mac pro need2-3 hours and the mp4 file will be 5-8 time bigger. i think you never tried.

Posted by MZ on November 15, 2007 at 11:34 AM (CST)


There is also a beta version of RealPlayer 11 available for the Mac.

Posted by Galley on November 15, 2007 at 11:48 AM (CST)


Bloatware for my uncluttered mac?  I thought you’d never offer!  Thank you Real Player!

Posted by alexarch on November 15, 2007 at 12:48 PM (CST)


What version do you have Germansuplex?

Posted by VICTOR on November 19, 2007 at 4:23 PM (CST)


realplayer on Ipod and specially Ipod touch is really good news.

Posted by senthil on January 24, 2008 at 10:07 PM (CST)


I’m bewildered - does this mean the version in 2008 [it’s now late 2008] is supposed to support the ipod touch? does that mean the next gen version of ipod touch, or the 1st generation? I have one of the originals, and RP won’t work with it…[it’s the full downloading video version].

Posted by tilly on August 5, 2008 at 10:47 AM (CDT)

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