Free real player

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer.

All RealMedia formats (.ra, .rm, .rmvb, .ram, .rpm, .rv,.rp, .rt, .smi, .smil, etc.) are supported, including streaming content and RealMedia content that is embedded in webpages.

Some advantages compared to RealPlayer:

  • Quick and easy install
  • It's easy to make an unattended installation
  • Proper uninstallation
  • No background processes
  • Use a player of your own choice
  • Low on resources
  • No advertising, no registration forms, nothing annoying


  • .smi and .smil files only play the first part of a clip.
  • RealMedia DirectShow splitter does not work with streaming content. You must use Media Player Classic to play streaming content.

The Lite version does not include Media Player Classic.

What's New in version 1.9.0:

  • Media Player Classic [version rev. 81]
  • RealMedia components [version]
  • RealMedia plugin for Internet Explorer
  • RealMedia plugin for Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape/Opera/Chrome
  • RealMedia DirectShow splitter [version]