Playing Real Media files with Windows Media Player?

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  1. Robert Burkes

    Robert Burkes Second Unit

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    Hi, everyone. Can any of you tell me if it is possible to play Real Media files with Windows Media Player, and if it is possible, how would I go about doing this? Thanks for any replies!

    Rob
     
  2. Patrick Cate

    Patrick Cate Stunt Coordinator

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    Sorry, but no you can't. Not only are the two completely different formats, but Microsoft and Real are currently in a major war trying to get their formats to be the dominant streaming media format. As such, Microsoft isn't going to be supporting Real's format with their Windows Media Player anytime soon, if ever.
     
  3. Camp

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    That's one battle I hope Microsoft wins. I despise the Real player for its need to litter your hard drive with excess apps.
     
  4. Todd Hochard

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    Yeah, that RealOne player has to be the most intrusive, obnoxious piece of software I've ever come across.

    Todd
     
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    I'm in the process of converting over my rm files to something for friendly, probably in the mpeg-1 format.
     
  6. Camp

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    Why do you keep .rm files? Aren't they extremely low quality?
     
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