Download RealPlayer For Free – Direct Link

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.

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Software To Stream Videos And Music From Other Computers On The Network

Do you consider yourself an audio and video freak? Whether you like to watch the latest movies or video on your system, or want to have the latest audios in your playlist, VLC Media player is one of the best available options for you. VLC media player for Windows is a highly versatile multimedia player which supports a wide range of audio and video formats like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac, FLV, FLAC etc. without the need of additional codecs.

Tip: You can stream videos and music from a system which is on your network, with the help of VLC.

You can open media files from your PC, DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and even from the network through various streaming protocols. Moreover you can open video and audio files from any of the social networking websites as well. VLC Media player not only works as a media player, but also as a media converter. You can use it as a server to command the media on your PC, with advanced features like video on demand, on the fly trans coding etc. This player gives a new dimension to the media players by including some exciting features such as the ability take snapshots of the videos and sharing these images with your friends and family.

VLC Supported Playback Features:

Input Media: DVD Video, Video CD / VCD, SVCD 2, Audio CD (no DTS-CD), DVB (Satellite, Digital TV, Cable TV), MPEG encoder, Video acquisition, Streaming
protocols (UDP/RTP, TCP/RTP, HTTP/FTP, MMS), Raw Dirac, M2TS

Video Formats/Codecs supported: MPEG-1/2, DIVX (1/2/3), MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4, Cinepak, Theora, Dirac / VC-2, MJPEG (A/B), WMV, VC-1,Quicktime, DV (Digital Video), Real video, HD Codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0)

Audio Formats: MPEG, Vorbis, DTS, WMA, FLAC, TrueAudio (TTA), Real Audio, MIDI, Quick Time.

VLC Media player for Windows is available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Download VLC from here.

How To Play Streaming WMA, Media Player Video In Firefox

View Windows Media Content embedded within Firefox

The Firefox web browser cannot play Windows Media Player content that is embedded in webpages. To play Windows Media Audio (.WMA), or Windows Media Video (.WMV), or .ASF file types, that might sometimes be embedded in sites as streaming media, you need to have Windows Multimedia framework installed and enabled on your browser. This allows you to play Windows Media files over the Internet through the MMS protocol or the RTSP protocol.

The Windows Media multimedia framework is a Microsoft technology created exclusively for distribution on Windows platforms. However, recently, Microsoft has released the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin that has changed this situation. Now, Windows Media files can be streamed within the Mozilla Firefox window even though it is a non-IE third-party browser.

This plugin has been designed for all of the Windows versions – and works fine on all of the Windows XP and Windows Vista (32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64)) versions.

Downloading/Installing the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin

You can the latest version of the Firefox plugin from here.

After you have downloaded the ‘wmpfirefoxplugin.exe’ installer executable, simply double-click on it and then click on the Install button. It is best if you have logged on to your machine as an administrator before you run the installer. Also, make sure that you close all your browser windows before starting the installation process.

In most cases, when you try to play an embedded Windows Media file in Firefox, you are automatically guided to this plugin and are advised to download it.