SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) today announced the latest version of its flagship product RealPlayer, the free media player used by millions of people around the globe every day. The new RealPlayer adds new capabilities, including new social features that make viewing, keeping and sharing videos posted on Facebook a snap.
Offered as a free download, the new RealPlayer automatically collects the Facebook videos posted by your friends and catalogs them – all in one place – on a new Facebook tab in your RealPlayer library. You can easily scroll through the videos, selecting ones to view, download to watch later, post to your own Facebook page or make and publish comments.
"Every month, over 20 million videos are uploaded to Facebook and viewed more than 2 billion times," said Rishi Mathew, General Manager of RealPlayer at RealNetworks. "Those kinds of numbers make it easy to see why it has become so hard to keep up with all the Facebook videos posted by friends and pages. With the new RealPlayer, we're bringing Facebook videos right to you, so you can check them out in one place and view, save, share and comment on the ones you want."
The new free version of RealPlayer, which also contains new privacy controls and other features, can be downloaded at http://www.real.com/realplayer.
See a screen shot of the new Facebook features here.
RealNetworks also announced a new version of its premium RealPlayer Plus media player. With the new RealPlayer Plus 15, users can burn hi-definition videos to DVD and watch them on Blu-ray players. Expensive Blu-ray discs are no longer required since videos can be burned to existing DVD discs. The process is fast, seamless and can save users hundreds of dollars. The regular price of RealPlayer Plus 15 will be $49.99, but it is available for a limited time only for the special introductory price of $39.99.
RealPlayer is the industry's classic universal media player, giving you a powerful yet simple way to download and play videos. It doesn't matter what format was used to create the file – RealPlayer reliably plays all video and music files, including Flash, MPEG, MP3, WMA, WAV and more. Further, RealPlayer gives you a media library for organizing videos, music and photos all in one place. Finally, unlike other media players, videos can be downloaded with just one click and can easily be transferred to and from PCs and smartphone so you can enjoy your media on the go.
RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. Find RealNetworks corporate information at www.realnetworks.com/about-us
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