Realplayer is a free media player available for Mac, Windows and Linux to play, manage and download all your mp3, flash and video files. Realplayer 11 enables the user to easily transfer video, music, and photos between the computer and mobile devices, share links of videos and photos to sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and download videos from popular sites such as YouTube and Meta Cafe with one click.
This tutorial will help you to install RealPlayer and enable firefox plugin to download streaming videos.
It has many powerful functions other than playing audio and video files. Some of the features are:-
- Has a multi-task Playlist editor supporting “drag and drop” and playlist randomize functions
- Good collection of five Visualizations (graphical animations)
- Continuous Play, Repeat and Repeat All, and Shuffle Play options
- Supports Favorites menu to save and recall media locations for files or streams
- Has advanced Equalizer and Video controls
- Media library allows organization of media through track tagging and editing
- Supports Audio Recording via a sound card
- LivePause is a special feature which allows non stop buffering while streaming videos
- Supports popular smartphones like iPhone and Blackberry
- Has basic functions to burn audio CDs
- Supports CD ripping into AAC, Real Audio 10, MP3, Real Audio Lossless, WAV and many more formats
- Video Download extension in Firefox allows users to download Flash Video files from sites such as YouTube.
To install in Ubuntu, open the terminal and type:
wget http://www.real.com/realcom/R?href=http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin chmod a+x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin sudo ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
To enable RealPlayer extension in Firefox to download streaming videos, type in the terminal:
cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so && cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt
Now you can find RealPlayer under Applications–>Sound & Video–>Real Player11
Update May 2011: RealPlayer 11 now has a .deb file (same for both 32-bit and 64-bit), DOWNLOAD