Why won't my Realplayer work properly?



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27 May 2013, 9:21 am

I've been using Realplayer for about a year on my laptop, and I've just installed an updated version of Realplayer last week, so it's updated with my internet server. All the songs on it can still be played, but I'm having a problem with downloading new songs on to it. The funny thing is, some songs do download, others don't. Well, they all allow me to download, but when I go to play the new songs from my playlist, some of the new downloaded ones won't let me play. A box comes up saying ''A General Error Has Occurred.'' And I can't play the song. But this doesn't happen to all the songs I've recently downloaded. Just some.

Why is this?

I tried Googling it but it won't really tell me the right answer I need to know.


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27 May 2013, 11:43 am

I'm a bit surprised to hear about someone who still uses Real Player. Do you really need to?

On Windows, I'm not sure which player is best, but many people use VLC or smplayer.


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27 May 2013, 12:07 pm

Vectorspace wrote:
I'm a bit surprised to hear about someone who still uses Real Player. Do you really need to?

On Windows, I'm not sure which player is best, but many people use VLC or smplayer.


Well it used to be Media player but that wouldn't work on my laptop when I first got it, even though it was already installed when I got it. I supposed the internet just wants money out of people all the time.


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27 May 2013, 12:18 pm

Joe90 wrote:
Vectorspace wrote:
I'm a bit surprised to hear about someone who still uses Real Player. Do you really need to?

On Windows, I'm not sure which player is best, but many people use VLC or smplayer.

Well it used to be Media player but that wouldn't work on my laptop when I first got it, even though it was already installed when I got it. I supposed the internet just wants money out of people all the time.

I don't really understand... who do you think wants your money? And what exactly do you want to do? To play audio/video files, try the players that I suggested above.


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27 May 2013, 3:08 pm

Vectorspace wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
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I'm a bit surprised to hear about someone who still uses Real Player. Do you really need to?

On Windows, I'm not sure which player is best, but many people use VLC or smplayer.

Well it used to be Media player but that wouldn't work on my laptop when I first got it, even though it was already installed when I got it. I supposed the internet just wants money out of people all the time.

I don't really understand... who do you think wants your money? And what exactly do you want to do? To play audio/video files, try the players that I suggested above.


Could I just download those for free?


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27 May 2013, 3:13 pm

Joe90 wrote:
Could I just download those for free?

All the players mentioned in this thread can be downloaded for free, I think.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/en/downloads


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27 May 2013, 4:41 pm

Thank you for all replies, I will give them a shot. :)


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07 Jun 2013, 1:04 pm

I downloaded and set up SMplayer, and it's all there but I am having trouble with importing all of my songs from realplayer on to SMplayer. There are so many downloaded videos from Youtube on my realplayer (which is all my songs), that it will just take forever to download them all one by one from default again, plus some of the songs aren't found on Youtube any more.

There is a clear way of converting all the videos from realplayer on to SMplayer, and I did all that quite easily, but then when I opened up SMplayer I can't find the list of converted videos anywhere. I don't know why it has to be this complicated. I suppose there's about a dozen more things I've got to download before I can use SMplayer, which stresses me out because there's so much I've got to do just so I can listen to music on my laptop.

Excuse me for being terribly thick, but I just need to know if anybody else knows what I can do to get all of my videos up on SMplayer. I tried looking it up on Google but every problem I get on my laptop are always so unique that there aren't any answers to them on the internet. I must be the most dimwitted person on computers.


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07 Jun 2013, 3:44 pm

Don't worry.
How exactly did you "convert" the videos? I don't see why you would need to do that.

If I googled it correctly, start RealPlayer, click "Tools -> Preferences -> Download & Recording".
Check the directory entered in "Save File to:"

Usually, it's "My Videos\Realplayer Downloads" or something like that.

Then start SMPlayer, and open that directory. You should be able to see all the files.


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07 Jun 2013, 3:56 pm

I uninstalled RealPlayer years ago after it got bloated and had crapware bundled with it. As previously mentioned by someone else VLC media player is good. It plays everything without problems and is free and doesn't bundle any crapware.


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09 Jun 2013, 4:02 pm

Joe90 wrote:
I've been using Realplayer for about a year on my laptop, and I've just installed an updated version of Realplayer last week, so it's updated with my internet server. All the songs on it can still be played, but I'm having a problem with downloading new songs on to it. The funny thing is, some songs do download, others don't. Well, they all allow me to download, but when I go to play the new songs from my playlist, some of the new downloaded ones won't let me play. A box comes up saying ''A General Error Has Occurred.'' And I can't play the song. But this doesn't happen to all the songs I've recently downloaded. Just some.

Why is this?

I tried Googling it but it won't really tell me the right answer I need to know.


Delete RealPlayer and install VLC instead. This is free, very stable, handles all known codeks and even offers plugins for both Chrome and Firefox.



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22 Jun 2013, 3:58 am

I've been using RealPlayer for many years and I just had to uninstall it to re-install an older version. This latest version is VERY unstable. I have a full version (RP Plus, can upload) of a version at least a couple back..probably 12. It's almost the exact same thing as the latest update, except it consistently works..same features.

I use the built-in converter for Youtube videos I download (flv and mp4). I convert them to mp3 (audio only) to load on my Kindle/Phone/RealPlayer library.



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22 Jun 2013, 10:18 am

RealPlayer= S**t.

For Music on Windows Systems, I still use WinAmp, but I use it in conjunction with the VST Host Bridge Plugin which allows me to use Pro Audio VST Plugins with WinAmp. Hooray for Parametric EQ, and a whole plethora of VST Channel Strips. With the VST Plugins, you can use either commercial Plugins, or freely available plugins.

While Winamp supports some Video codecs, it's best to also use VLC Media Player, as others have mentioned above due to the fact that it supports a whole plethora of Codecs. --Again, VLC media player is a free download, and isavailable for almost every computing platform people have access to.

Also if you need to download Videos from YouTube, check out Minitube, which allows you to browse and download videos from YouTube to your Hard Drive. --Again, it's free and available for all platforms minus Cell Phones and Handhelds.


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