RealPlayer SP
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RealPlayer SP gives you the best control of your media. Stream, surf, and boogie with these incredible RealPlayer features.

Features:
  • Download Videos with One-click
  • Convert Videos to mp3
  • Mobile Transfer
  • Burn Videos to DVD
  • Practically eliminates buffering over high-speed connections so your clips start faster and play smoother.
  • ... and more!
What's New
Version 12.0.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later



MacUpdate - RealPlayer SP



RealPlayer SP User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 12.x:
(26)
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bbw7 reviewed on 13 Feb 2013
People can yuck it up all they want about RealPlayer being an anachronism, but I just came upon some .ram file from the BBC that I wanted to listen to, and nothing else seemed to work. Downloaded this bad boy, and voilá! For that alone I'll consider it a stellar one-trick pony/work horse.

I will say that upon installing it wants to be the default smil playing device; I disallowed that, and just set it as default for RealNetwork media, which I assume is RealPlayer affiliated.
[Version 12.0.1]


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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 07 Nov 2012
Can someone tell me why RealPlayer is now RealPlayer SP?
[Version 12.0.1]

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Misha replied on 07 Nov 2012
RealPlayer was mostly just a player. With SP they added features like disc burning, media conversion, and video sharing. Of course, SP replaces the non-SP so it doesn't make a ton of sense, but that's sort of consistent with Real as whole...
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 07 Nov 2012
Thanks Misha.
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Doug Engelbart replied on 21 Dec 2012
What does "SP" stand for? Service Pack?
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mackhalid reviewed on 27 Jun 2012
with mac operating system :
Restructuring
Unstable
Easy penetration
bad results
[Version 12.0.0]


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Rardin commented on 13 Apr 2012
I'm wondering why this showed up as a new update yesterday. Real made Build 1725 available in November, 2011.
[Version 12.0.0]


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Anon-Bud commented on 13 Apr 2012
This must still be around for those who use the old hand-cranked Macs from back in the 80s... the 1880s.
[Version 12.0.0]

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Umaromc replied on 13 Apr 2012
I was as surprised that this thing lives, too!
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Stringer replied on 13 Apr 2012
Yes and 98,530 downloads of just this version... lol WTF?
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Gary30 replied on 08 Nov 2012
If I happen across a Real Player file (which I have not for at least 3 years), that is reason enough to avoid the content. The only reason to encode with Real Player is to do something the customer would not like. Cannot believe this company still exists.
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RavenNevermore replied on 11 Jan 2014
Actually the RealPlayer Downloader is very handy. I use it all the time. That and the Converter. I hardly ever use the player, but it has played things that there apps couldn't a few times.
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WordWeaver commented on 12 Apr 2012
With so many good movie players now available for Mac users -- such as VLC, Movist, MPlayer and QuickTime -- and other useful installations -- such as Perian and Flip4Mac -- I don't know why any Mac user would still need to download this alien software which does not even conform to Macintosh standards.

If you use it just to download videos -- such as from YouTube for example -- you can easily install a web browser add-on such as Download Helper and do the very same thing. Plus, with Download Helper, you can also select the
[Version 12.0.0]

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WordWeaver replied on 12 Apr 2012
OOPS . . . hit the wrong key!

I was saying that with Download Helper, you can also select the quality of the video that you want to download, when different versions are available.
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Springheelmac replied on 13 Apr 2012
Where can I locate this Download Helper? I've looked on this site... That's really the only reason I use RealPlayer too, is for the Downloader aspect (and occasionally the Video Converter).
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Springheelmac replied on 13 Apr 2012
Disregard, I found it. (Sorry, I hate it when people ask without googling too.) Unfortunately I prefer Safari over Firefox, so I guess I'll just keep using the RealPlayer Downloader mini app until I find something else. It work decent though... when it works!
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WordWeaver replied on 13 Apr 2012
Springheelmac, you may possibly also want to have a look at these:

This first one is not a web browser plugin; it is a standalone app as far as I can tell. I have never used it, but it has a lot of positive comments on MacUpdate. It costs $15.00.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/27604/itubex

This one I am not sure if it is still in development or not. The web page indicates that it will not be free once it comes out of beta, but the page also says that it was last updated in 2010, so . . .

http://itube-grabber.en.softonic.com/mac
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Nymphe replied on 13 Apr 2012
Springheelmac, just install ClickToFlash extension. With that you will be able to use HTML5 player instead of flash. If you right click on a video, you'll see the download video menu. If you want to select the quality before downloading you can do this on the left top corner of the video.
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Alex reviewed on 12 Apr 2012
A dinosaur from the 1990's!
[Version 12.0.0]


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mark_ramy19 reviewed on 15 Mar 2012
Can anyone help me, i dowloaded realplayer sp 12.0, installation and everything was successful but when trying to download a video from say "youtube" the pop or extension is not coming up to allow me to do this please HELP!
[Version 12.0.0]


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djclayton reviewed on 20 Sep 2011
I have a new phone by AT&T LG thrill that I can't put videos on. So an update on the list of devices would be awesome but overall it's awesome.
[Version 12.0.0]


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Nicmart reviewed on 21 May 2011
I was using it only for Downloader, but then one day Downloader stopped working. Real has only one canned response: check to see if the browser plug-ins are installed. If they are, as in my case, then there is no solution. And this has been the case for years. Ergo, it is valueless to me.
[Version 12.0.0]

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Matthk replied on 23 May 2011
I've had the downloader 'break' on me too.
Two things worked.
(1) Un-installing ALL Real software and reinstalling.
(2) Creating a dock icon for the downloader and launching it manually. It's found in: RealPlayer.app/Contents/Resources/
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RavenNevermore replied on 17 Nov 2011
What you have to do is remove the folder called "RealNetworks" in the Application Support folder in your Library folder.

Move it to the trash and restart. Then empty the trash. Then launch RealPlayer, and it will ask if you want to install the agent, so click yes.

After that it will work again. Just happened to me a few today.
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Gary-Rollins replied on 18 Jan 2012
I followed Davidravenmoon's advice and no dice! I am at a loss as to why it won't work anymore either.
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Maxitman had trouble on 17 Jun 2010
ok, I downloaded the bloody thing, which went ok, but it does not play. Am I to understand that somekind of conversion, and only as designated by real player, must be done? I mean I can not play any of the files at all??!! What is the deal, can somebody help?!!! Please
[Version 12.0.0]


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Katuzero had trouble on 18 May 2010
The Full Screen Mode Can't Hide Toolbar.
[Version 12.0.0]


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Anon-Bud had trouble on 13 Oct 2009
This is from the Real Player Support desk:

“Our technical department is also working on to fix this issue and hope it will be fixed at the earliest. We are not in a position to declare the date, so I request you to check our Web site to know about our new updates.”
[Version 11.1]


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Mr.ash had trouble on 09 Oct 2009
Same problem here, RP11 crashes on my MacBook and iMac (OSX 10.6.1) after each start. Is ther a possibility to switch back to RP10?
[Version 11.1]

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Anon-Bud replied on 09 Oct 2009
If you'll check the link above, you can access version 10.5. I'm going back to 11.01 with my Time Machine.
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Ddstuff had trouble on 07 Oct 2009
I've noticed I've had crashing issues while trying to use Real Player 11.1. I found a solution to the issue.

Go to your "Library/Preferences/"

And look for "com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer.plist" and "com.realnetworks.realplayerdownloader.plist".

Or anything that says "RealNetworks" in there.

Delete them and relaunch Real Player.

BTW, I'm running Leopard 10.5.8.
Not sure if this will work with Snow Leopard users.
[Version 11.1]

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Ddstuff commented on 07 Oct 2009
The only work around is having a web browser like Firefox or Safari open in order to use Real Player. And selecting "Later" on the System Configuration dialog box.
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Anon-Bud replied on 08 Oct 2009
Nope. Not working for me on Snow Leopard. Launching while Safari is open and clicking “Later” to reconfigure system works.

Undoubtedly, this is a bug with RP. Hope they get it fixed soon as I love RP and use it all the time!
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Ilgaz had trouble on 07 Oct 2009
The crash at launch happened on my Mac Mini G4 running current Leopard too. It is a thread 0 crash which doesn't have anything to do with prefs etc. Sorry I misunderstood the crash reported before.

I guess it would be better if Macupdate pulled off this update until they come up with a point fix like 11.1.01 etc.

This is the crash below:
Thread 0 Crashed:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9054a948 strlen + 8
1 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x0001928c 0x1000 + 98956
2 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x0001946c 0x1000 + 99436
3 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x00017cbc 0x1000 + 93372
4 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x00016d70 0x1000 + 89456
5 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x000159c4 0x1000 + 84420
6 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x0000f074 0x1000 + 57460
7 com.apple.Foundation 0x9138c6e4 __NSThreadPerformPerform + 340
8 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x924dc0d0 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 1104
9 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x90fe2b14 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 264
10 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x90fe28a0 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 260
11 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x90fe2778 BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 84
12 com.apple.AppKit 0x960f7244 _DPSNextEvent + 596
13 com.apple.AppKit 0x960f6bfc -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 112
14 com.apple.AppKit 0x960f089c -[NSApplication run] + 744
15 com.apple.AppKit 0x960c1298 NSApplicationMain + 440
16 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x0000304c 0x1000 + 8268
17 com.RealNetworks.RealPlayer 0x00002d5c 0x1000 + 7516
[Version 11.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 07 Oct 2009
This version works fine for me, I downloaded it and launched it (2.4 GHz MBP running OS X 10.5.8) before I posted it to MU.
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Wesley Chu commented on 07 Oct 2009
Crash here too.(10.6.1).

But i found when Safari on, U can choose configure system later,then u can use it without crash...
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Ilgaz replied on 08 Oct 2009
This must be something to do with the "refresh internet plugin" step as if a browser is open while you run freshly installed application, it doesn't crash.

I think the CPU (Intel vs. PPC) could be involved too.

I did my best as reporting it to them in official bug report form, posting to their forums and I believe they must have a good developer account enough to gather thousands of crash reports. I don't know if there is anything I can do. The real amazing thing is, it isn't some "one in million" crash, it can be reproduced very easily. How could they ship this major upgrade without testing is beyond me.
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Monkeyjunkey had trouble on 07 Oct 2009
Sadly BBC still requires this otherwise superfluous player. I don't get it, why they don't switch to flash or quicktime. Big question: Does this verion (11.1) work with the BBC Radio Widget? v11.0 used to produce audio dropouts.

I just tried it and it seems to work. We'll see if it works longer than 10 minutes later ;)
[Version 11.1]


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chrisB had trouble on 01 Jul 2008
Possible solution for "Network Socket Errors"

Change the RealPlayer preferences settings for "Transport":

- Activate "Use manually configured RTSP and PNA transport settings"

- Click on the "Configure..." button

- Click the "Use HTTP Only"

Hope that helps!

Christian Bürli [macparc.ch]
[Version 11.0 build 884]


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MgMU had trouble on 07 Jun 2008
This is ridiculous. I'm having the same experience as CHRISB1 and keep having to revert to v.10 every time an update comes out.
Why do we have to suffer socket errors all the time after this has gone past beta?
[Version 11.0 build 876]


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Cuneyt had trouble on 19 Apr 2008
I used to listen to mms:// radiostations with RealPlayer but with the latest Quicktime update, it wont work anymore.

It says:
RealPlayer cannot play this media file with the installed version of QuickTime. (error -19160)

Please help fix this problem???
[Version 11.0 Beta (build 631)]



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Pmason rated on 12 Dec 2013

[Version 12.0.1]



muquai rated on 06 Dec 2013

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Mikrokosmos rated on 12 Sep 2013

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Josart rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 12.0.1]



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Roes rated on 07 Nov 2012

[Version 12.0.1]



tbarlow rated on 07 Nov 2012

[Version 12.0.1]



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::mile:: rated on 07 Nov 2012

[Version 12.0.1]



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Roes rated on 26 Jun 2012

[Version 12.0.0]



احمد_f6cc3dd5 rated on 20 Jun 2012

[Version 12.0.0]



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Old_guy rated on 13 Apr 2012

[Version 12.0.0]


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Version Downloads:166,690
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:07 Nov 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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  • Burn Videos to DVD
  • Practically eliminates buffering over high-speed connections so your clips start faster and play smoother.
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