RealNetworks Updates RealPlayer Software

RealNetworks has launched an updated version of its RealPlayer software, which adds photo management and mobile upload capabilities to its existing media management features. The new software enables consumers to view, manage and share video, music and now photos across a range of devices. Existing popular features such as one-click video download and transfer to mobile have been enhanced with a new drag-and drop feature that enables users to move media from their mobile devices into a central library on their computer or laptop.

The free, new RealPlayer software enables users to import photos taken on an Android, BlackBerry, or digital camera to a PC; share photos on Facebook with one click; sync music playlists between a mobile phone and RealPlayer; and copy favourite videos to an iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and other popular mobile phones automatically.

“People today have a range of fixed and mobile devices they use to view video and photos and to listen to music,” says RealPlayer senior director, Johan Hansen. “In many cases, the content stays on one device because its too complex or inconvenient to share or move it. The new RealPlayer now supports music, photo, and video, and, with transfer to and from mobile devices, it makes it easy to manage, share and preserve the content we love.”

RealPlayer is also launching an upgrade to RealPlayer Plus for £29.99. This will include accelerated video downloading and transferring features, in addition to advanced CD and DVD burning features. Over the past year, RealPlayer has been downloaded more than 140m times and has been used to download over 1bn videos. The new software can be downloaded here.