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Is it OK to have both RealPlayer and Window Media Player?

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2 years ago#1
Will it cause any hardware/software conflict if I have both RealPlayer and Window Media Player? Which one should I set as the default player? Or it doesn't matter?

thanks
2 years ago#2
RealPlayer is still around?
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2 years ago#3
Does not matter.

All user preference really.
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2 years ago#4
I'd say you're in great shape if you don't have RealPlayer.

And Windows should have WMP by default, I can't imagine you being able to remove it.
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2 years ago#5
well, what i like about RealPlayer is the "RealDownloader" feature - that allows me to download pretty much any flash videos I want from sites and save them on my com.

Window Media Player doesn't have this feature - correct me if I'm wrong.
2 years ago#6
If you use Firefox you can use the DownloadHelper extension to download Flash videos. I'm sure Chrome has an extension to do the same. I wouldn't download RealPlayer just for that, at least.
2 years ago#7
I prefer greasemonkey scripts for that versus full blown addons.
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2 years ago#8
OUberLord posted...
If you use Firefox you can use the DownloadHelper extension to download Flash videos. I'm sure Chrome has an extension to do the same. I wouldn't download RealPlayer just for that, at least.

Yep.

Also, have you tried VLC or Potplayer?
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2 years ago#9
I stopped at RealPlayer. Under no circumstances is it OK to have that piece of crap. :P
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2 years ago#10
Tons of hardware conflicts, it'll probably blow your motherboard
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