Newest free RealPlayer app lets users centralize, share video files

RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) has rolled out the latest iteration of its free online application, RealPlayer, bringing improvements to the app that lets consumers play, manage, share and move videos, photos and music across a wide range of devices.

The app, which already allows users to use features like one-click video downloading and transferring to mobile devices, now allows users to move media off their mobile devices and into their RealPlayer library. This application, currently in Beta, is available now at

"Most people today have a mounting collection of videos, photos and music piling up across their computers, mobile devices and smart phones, and sometimes, this content doesn't even make it off those devices," said Peter Kellogg-Smith, vice president for RealNetworks. "The new RealPlayer provides a simple solution for streamlining and centralizing these videos, photos and music, making it easier than ever to move, manage and preserve all your media between screens."

The free, new RealPlayer allows users to:

  • Organize all their videos, photos and music in one place
  • Download favorite videos from thousands of web sites with one-click
  • Play more music and video file types, including H.264, 3GP, MP3, and AAC
  • Copy favorite videos to an iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and dozens of other popular devices automatically
  • Import photos taken on an Android, BlackBerry, or digital camera to a PC with one click, then easily share favorite photos on Facebook
  • Sync music playlists between a mobile phone and RealPlayer
  • Share favorite videos on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
  • Easily trim videos to access favorite parts instantly

An optional upgrade to RealPlayer Plus will be available in October for $39.99, and will include accelerated video downloading and transferring features, in addition to advanced CD and DVD burning capabilities.

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