Real Player 11 beta has been released by RealNetworks and available for free download. The main new feature is that RealPlayer 11 is the first media player to floating a “Download this video” button next to video embedded on websites, making it one-click simple to download and record online videos from thousands of web sites. Another improvement supposedly to be increase compatibility and support for Windows Vista, although its reliability and stability is yet to be seen, but at least resizing video playback window size no longer breaks Windows Aero and disable the Desktop Windows Manager (DWM).


Features of Real Player 11 as released by Real Networks (dead link):

  • Consumers can use the innovative, single-click process to quickly download and save videos for later enjoyment.
  • Consumers can download multiple videos simultaneously with RealPlayer, allowing people to save time and easily multitask. Users can also start downloading in the middle of watching a video, and the entire video will be captured.
  • Consumers don’t need to worry about video format compatibility issues — the new RealPlayer supports videos created in the most popular formats, including Flash, Windows Media, QuickTime, and Real.
  • Consumers can easily burn videos to CD (or to DVD, using RealPlayer Plus). The Video CD format used by RealPlayer can be played in most DVD players.
  • Consumers can send links of their favorite videos to their friends with a convenient “Share with a Friend” feature. The link that arrives in their friends’ email will direct them to the online source of the video content their friend downloaded.
  • RealPlayer supports both downloading and recording for popular streaming format (Windows Media, Real, and QuickTime)
  • RealPlayer will only download/record video that is not protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) systems.
  • RealPlayer features an improved look and feel, a streamlined installation process and faster video playback.
  • RealPlayer will first be released for Windows, and will work with both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Real plans a version for the Mac to be released later in the year.

Other usual features still exist in Real Player 11, namely over 3200 online radio stations worldwide & 60 ad-free stations for endless listening, expanded controls including 10-band graphic equalizer, advanced CD ripping, mixing and burning, browse the web within player, organize audio and video files, create playlists, and etc.

Latest version of RealPlayer 11 beta can be downloaded from

Direct external download link for RealPlayer 11 beta free player full installer (current latest internal build is and external version is RealPlayer11BETA.exe (no longer available).

Update: RealPlayer has been replaced by RealTimes as of May 2015.