View Full Version : Looking for a media player...

01-08-05, 17:01
I'm looking for a media player that can play .rpm (RealPlayer) files, that isn't any version of RealPlayer. I'm asking because RealPlayer has a huge problem with streamed files, it skips about sometimes, playing normally then jumping forward to play a few seconds ahead for a second or two, then it jumps back and continues playing where it should be playing. Always had that problem and it's so infuriating! I have to listen to it in .rpm format because it's the "Listen Again" streams on the BBC Radio 1 website. (Incidentally, their web-based media player makes FireFox crash to the desktop when I try to access it, so I pulled the actual URL from the page to play directly in RealPlayer. I just have no luck with it. o_o) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

So if anyone can link me to a free media player that can handle .rpm files, I'll be a very happy lizard. :D

01-08-05, 17:24
I found THIS (http://home.hccnet.nl/h.edskes/finalbuilds.htm#realalt) Can't vouch for it, but still seeking out other players.

01-08-05, 17:32
Media Player Classic (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_id=84358) But I think this might be included in the above download. :confused:

[EDIT]This player can apparently play the file types you want, in conjunction with the Real Alternative I've linked to.

[ 01. August 2005, 18:36: Message edited by: Neteru ]

01-08-05, 18:22
Awsomeness! Thanks a lot, downloading now. :D

tlr online
01-08-05, 18:47
This is what I use instead of Real Player, which I wouldn't ever install on my PC.

01-08-05, 20:11
Real Alternative is great for that. You can also get the Quicktime Alternative which works the same way.

http://www.majorgeeks.com has both just use the search box.

01-08-05, 20:12
Originally posted by tlr online:
This is what I use instead of Real Player, which I wouldn't ever install on my PC. Why?

01-08-05, 20:44
WinAMP seems to work fine for me. Dunno if it plays .rpm tho.

01-08-05, 21:20
That's what i thought too Draco. But i checked, and .rpm is not in its list of associated files. Haven't tried though...

[ 02. August 2005, 01:17: Message edited by: joseph ]

tlr online
02-08-05, 00:10
Originally posted by Henhead:
Why? Because it's full of 'phone home' software which is set to transmit by default, spits its dll's all over Windows, and consumes an incredible amount of CPU cycles and RAM just to run the bloody thing.

All in all, it's vermin data. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

02-08-05, 09:05
Using it makes me feel like I'm selling my soul for drum & bass. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Net, that program works great. Thanks. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

[ 02. August 2005, 10:08: Message edited by: Geck-o-Lizard ]

02-08-05, 09:17
Great Gecko http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif I checked this out ages ago, but never got round to actually trying it.

Like tlr, I'd never install Real Player for the same reasons.