RealPlayer 11 is an improvement on the earlier version RealPlayer 10 with reference to some of the features like the facility to have your own playlists and the provision to burn the CDs and DVDs with the downloaded music or video. The player is compatible with most of the devices available in the market and works with almost every format in which an audio or a video has been recorded.
The player comes in two version, one is a freely downloadable and the other is at a price. The facilities available are almost the same except for a better equalizer and the media writing capability in the paid version of the software. For all practical purposes the free version is more than sufficient and one may feel that there is not enough stuff to justify the pricing for the paid version.
The RealPlayer 11 makes itself as the default player and gives a facility for instant downloading when you are browsing the sites for audio or video contents. While this feature gives a useful down loading option, some may feel constrained that they are not allowed to use their favorite player.
The RealPlayer 11 is one of the best options to enjoy video and audio contents of high quality in almost all the formats in the world. On the flip side, the installation is a little difficult making the user to select too many options some of which may not be relevant at all. It may not work with some of the older windows versions.
The general recommendation is to go for the free version which is good enough for almost all purposes.