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    Question Real Player
    Does anyone know of a program that can open real media files like .ram? I dont want to download real player because it only works for 14 day and I need a credit card...Also is there a way to convert .ram files?

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    There is a free RealPlayer you can get from the Real website.
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    Right. Go to www.real.com and click the "Real Player-Free" button in the upper right corner.

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    Real player should play .rm files right? Because mine isn't...

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    Ok, I'm not a fan of Real at all (see: Real Obnoxious) but I'd like to be able to play some .rm and .ram files that I've come across.

    This method describes how you can get ffmpegx to convert Real files to .avi or whatnot. Has anyone successfully done this? But the method requires you to download Real Player to get some of its files.

    My question is, does a Real Player install completely take over your mac like it does a pc? How easy is it to uninstall the app and all of its bloatware once I no longer have any use for it?

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    no dude Real player free version only opens files already formatted for it unless you specify you want it to open a dfferent formatted file(Quicktime, or WMA)
    Its a fine player to have

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    Quote Originally Posted by pruppert View Post
    Ok, I'm not a fan of Real at all (see: Real Obnoxious) but I'd like to be able to play some .rm and .ram files that I've come across.

    This method describes how you can get ffmpegx to convert Real files to .avi or whatnot. Has anyone successfully done this? But the method requires you to download Real Player to get some of its files.

    My question is, does a Real Player install completely take over your mac like it does a pc? How easy is it to uninstall the app and all of its bloatware once I no longer have any use for it?
    RealPlayer on the Mac is dramatically less annoying than the Windows version. It doesn't seize control over other file types, doesn't plug the Real subscription service, and can be deleted by (surprise!) dragging the app to the Trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    RealPlayer on the Mac is dramatically less annoying than the Windows version. It doesn't seize control over other file types, doesn't plug the Real subscription service, and can be deleted by (surprise!) dragging the app to the Trash.
    Ditto that - been using Real Alternative instead of RealPlayer on my XP machine for a couple of years - but installed Real Player on my Mac and havn't had any of those nasty things it does on a windows system.
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