|The significance of the Real Player|
If you know how significant the Internet is with all the information that it distributes all over the world, you will also know how important media files also is. With the rising popularity and use of the Internet so has the importance and use of all these other features also increased. Now for the slightest requirements such as looking up the schedule and film listing of a theater would also have you on the internet for instant results. Along with requirements such as that, also high usage of the internet to watch cinema and listen to music and even watch instructional videos online has increased. The result of this is compelling us to be always prepared.
The fact of the matter is that; just like technology has made lives so much simpler for us; it does not come without a price. So if you wish to view all those movies and videos on the internet or download them and then view them on your computer, you will need to have the right kind of software that would play the media file on your computer. These applications that play your media files on your computer are Media Players, one of the leaders of which being the Real Player.
The Real Player has gained its importance in the world of technology because it was one of the first media players that could help one stream media files directly over the internet and view it. It was first released for public use as early as 1995 and was thus quite revolutionary in its own way. However then it was just simply a real Audio player that could play any audio file that you would want to hear over the Internet. Especially during the initial years of the Internet gaining pace, the Real Player almost had monopoly over the Media Playing aspect of eth Internet as it was used by most people as the application to view media files online. However, in the recent years with the great competition ensuing everywhere the Real Player has slowly been lagging behind with such big names as Windows Media Player and Flash Player and iTunes and a variety of such Media Players.
Real Player however is still significant in many ways and is one of the basic Media Players of all times as it includes the basic features that all Media Players support. This includes having a Media Browser, a Full Screen Mode for playing videos and also audio tracks with visualizations. There is also the feature of eth LivePause so that when you are viewing the file online you can pause the playing although the buffering would continue.
All these essential features still keeps Real Player among the top Media Players.