Real Player

Multi-Platform StreamingMedia? player.

Made by RealNetworks.

Many people have opinions about it.


Actually a TrojanHorse?. See these and more: Real Networks also Bundles the CometCursor? adware with RealPlayer.

Despite the fact that a great deal of desirable content is only available in proprietary Real formats, I would never consider installing software from a company whose disregard for privacy is so blatantly criminal. Stick to companies whose true customers are the users -- software funded by advertisement and marketing schemes is dangerous and shady. Unless you want them to consider it a date, DontLetOthersPayForYourDinner?.

Use OggVorbis.

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