"Offering free computer help, hints, and tips to the Internet populace." Now with over 3,820 tips!

RealPlayer
Help and Tips

Play streaming audio and video plus music CDs and other multimedia with the RealPlayer tool. Tips on downloading and using this software.


#1: Change the RealPlayer Skin
Change the RealPlayer 10.5 look-and-feel with downloadable skins.

#2: Keep Track of Favorite Clips or Web Pages
Like Internet Explorer, RealPlayer has a Favorites tool that can store links to desired webpages or multimedia clips.

#3: Participate in a Product Survey
Suggest improvements to RealPlayer 10.5 to the product team.

#4: Increase Your Privacy - Don't Send Your GUID
Help increase your privacy when playing multimedia files with RealPlayer 10.5.

#5: Don't Send Configuration Information if an Error Occurs
Help keep from accidentally sending your system information to RealPlayer customer support.

#6: Toggle Automatic DVD Playback
Toggle whether or not RealPlayer should open whenever DVDs are inserted into your computer.

#7: Move Temporary Files to Another Location
Move temporary RealPlayer files to a different data drive or partition.

#8: Tweaks to Fix Video Playback Issues
Options you can take if RealPlayer 10.5 fails to play movies correctly.

#9: Open a Web Browser from Within RealPlayer
Access the web from RealPlayer without opening an external web browser.

#10: Where to Download
How to download the latest version of the free RealPlayer multimedia software.

#11: Show Captions for the Hearing-Impaired
Display captions when playing selected RealPlayer 10.5 multimedia clips.

#12: CPU Sluggish When Playing Clips
Multitask better when RealPlayer is running.

#13: Show Movies in a Larger Size
Display movies played inside RealPlayer 10.5 in double-size or full-screen mode.

#14: Stop Trying to Connect to the Internet When Offline
Force RealPlayer to stop accessing your dial-up networking.

#15: Clear the History for Privacy
Help protect your privacy by clearing RealPlayer's history of previously accessed multimedia files.

#16: Play Your Media in Random Order
Shuffle play multimedia files in your RealPlayer library or playlist.

#17: Send a Multimedia Clip's URL to a Friend
Easily let a friend know about a great multimedia file you played with RealPlayer 10.5 without retyping the URL.

#18: Purge 'My Library' of Missing Media
Remove links to old multimedia files in your RealPlayer Library.

#19: View Playback Down to the Tenth of a Second
View detailed RealPlayer multimedia playback statistics of the current clip.

#20: Manually Check for Update
See if updates exist for RealPlayer that address performance, security, bug fixes, or new features.

#21: Keep RealPlayer on Top When Watching Video
Keep other windows from overlapping RealPlayer 10.5 when watching movies.

#22: Automatically Add Items to My Library
RealPlayer 10.5 can scan selected folders on your hard drive, automatically adding multimedia items found to My Library.

#23: 3-Band Equalizer
Adjust the bass and treble of your RealPlayer 10.5 audio playback.

#24: Change RealPlayer Skin
Change RealPlayer's look-and-feel with downloadable skins.

#25: Enable DVD Parental Controls
Help prevent children from using the computer to watch PG-13 or NC-17 rated DVDs.

#26: Create a New Playlist Quick-Start Guide
Listen to or view multimedia files on your machine from within RealPlayer by creating playlists.

#27: Don't Add Desktop and Quick Launch Icons
Prevent the installation of RealPlayer 10.5 from cluttering your Desktop and Quick Launch bar with icons.

#28: Don't Show the Media Browser Upon Open
Open RealPlayer 10.5 in a smaller Player view without the Media Browser taking up much of the screen.

#29: Tweaks to Fix Sound Playback Issues
Diagnose issues involving incompatibilities with RealPlayer and your sound card.

#30: Adjust Video Color and Sharpness
Tweak how videos played in RealPlayer 10.5 will appear.

<- Go back to Multimedia Players




Newest Tips:

Buying a Digital Camera
[MODIFIED] Hidden Costs with Higher Megapixel Cameras
Windows 8
Resize Start Screen Tiles
Internet Explorer 11
Change the Default Search Provider to Google, Yahoo!, or Something Else
IrfanView
[MODIFIED] Disable Most Recently Used Files and Folders for Privacy

Follow Us!

About MalekTips and the Author

The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download.