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NickyHendriks
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Realplayer Lite Portable (for Suite)

Hello,

I would like to see a Reaplayer Lite for the PortableApps Suite. The RP Lite version is free. Biggrin

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big fat no

I'd like to add a counter-vote for this software.

a) You didn't post a link, so how is anyone supposed to know WTF piece of software you are talking about? Googling "Realplayer Lite" comes up with almost nothing.
b) Realplayer sucks. Always has, always will.
c) This site already has a couple of media players.
d) See B above.

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RealPlayer is also considered

RealPlayer is also considered badware. As far as I know, that has not changed.

EDIT: Apparently, the issues previously mentioned have been fixed, but frankly I still don't trust them.

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a)

a) http://uk.real.com/realplayer/
b) I use Realplayer SP Plus and I like it, works fine at me, no problem
c) I want realplayer... Else I didn't open this topic...

@ Above: Realplayer as badware? :S It's my standard media player here...

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RealPlayer is just bad

I wasn't aware that there were such concerns about RealPlayer either, but I have never liked it. Like QuickTime (also on my **** list) it runs a program when you start your computer that basically loads many of its components into memory to give it the illusion of starting faster, or, to be more precise, to make it more like a Windows program, which do the same thing.

The biggest problem with RealPlayer is that it does nothing that VLC can't do, on top of being a resource hog, ugly, and so widely hated. Then there are the licensing issues. VLC already comes with the Suite, and CoolPlayer still does too, for some reason (another unnecessary program). So the Suite already has two media players.

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Cooplayer+.

Coolplayer+ is developed by John directly, from Coolplayer.

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In defense?

First off please put the hand guns away........ok I am a person who in fact likes real player to the point I purchased it. I also love CoolPlayer+ yet felt itr was missing something, which is the primary reason I repackaged jajuk into a portable mode. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. That being said you are all correct realplayer would have licensing issues

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Purchased it?

Wow. No offense... but I've never paid for good media players. Winamp (2.x), foobar2000, VLC, and Media Player Classic HomeCinema have always been free. Why pay for less? It's like paying for Kazaa Gold when you already have Kazaa Lite K++. (Wow, that's old-school!)

And... John developed Coolplayer+ as a fork of Coolplayer or he just packaged it as a portable app like the rest? No offense to him, and I respect his work on PortableApps.com and making apps portable, but the only good thing I can say about Coolplayer is that it plays songs.

Anyway, I didn't mean to be so judgmental of RealPlayer in general, just the suggestion that it should be included in the Suite. I fully support the suggestion of making it portable (any software) barring legal issues and technical limitations. I just don't think it would do the Suite any favors. (I don't use the Suite, I just get the platform and set up drives a la carte, but, for others.)

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Technicalities

Personal feelings aside, the real (no pun intended) issue here is despite the fact that it's free, the licence might not permit the bundling of the program as a portable app. Typically, free licenses say that you have to distribute the software in it's unmodified, original form. However the act of making portable is considered modification, even though technically the program itself is not being altered.

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