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RealPlayer SP rips YouTube, other videos to iPod, iPhone


RealNetworks has announced RealPlayer SP, the latest version of its media player application. Among its many features, RealPlayer SP adds the ability to download and convert Internet videos—including YouTube videos—to the iTunes-friendly h.264 format, allowing users to load the content onto their iPods, iPhones, or Apple TVs. Other features include support for custom device profiles that let the user easily change settings based on device, the ability to create audio-only files from videos for playback on audio-only devices, such as the iPod shuffle, the ability to share videos via Twitter and Facebook, and support for the latest versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. RealPlayer SP Beta is available now as a free download; h.264 video conversion and DVD functionality is available only to those who upgrade to RealPlayer Plus SP for a one-time charge of $40.

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Let’s see-pay a well known spyware/malware supplier for functionality that I already have and have had for several years-I don’t think so. Real has been a non-player in the media world for so long now that they have become a beacon pointing to those web authors who haven’t a clue about media online. Nothing to see here- move along…

Posted by Bobby on June 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM (CDT)



Posted by Fanman on June 24, 2009 at 10:56 AM (CDT)


Why do I need to pay Real $40 for something that a bookmarklet in firefox connected to a free site does just as well. I’ve not come up against a ripped youtube video that doesn’t just sync and play on my ipod/iphone yet.

What a pointless product.

Posted by spybeagle on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM (CDT)


how do u get youtube videos on your ipod

Posted by how? on June 24, 2009 at 2:36 PM (CDT)


Cosmopod from cocoamug software does the same thing, and also offers more conversion formats.  It works as a plugin with Safari 3.x (I’m not sure about Safari 4) and is only 8.90 Euros.  It works on most any web site, not just YouTube.

Posted by zyzyzyzyzyzyx on June 25, 2009 at 12:18 AM (CDT)

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