Real Alternative is an alternative solution for users who want to play RealMedia files without installing RealOne Player or Realplayer from Real Networks to their system. Users can use Real Alternative to play RealMedia files. This application supports various formats such as RealAudio (.ra .rpm), RealMedia (.rm .ram .rmvb .rpx .smi .smil), RealText (.rt) and ReadPix (.rp). Besides, Real Alternative also supports Real Media contents which are embedded in webpages.

Real Alternative is easy to use and install. The installation is customizable. Users can choose those components they want to install. Users who want to try this codec pack are recommended to uninstall all the existing Real related programs, e.g. RealPlayer, RealOne, etc prior the installation. Real Alternative latest release, Real Alternative 1.90 can be downloaded via the link here. Some changes in this release include:
– Updated Media Player Classic to version rev. 81
– Updated RealMedia components to version

Some key features of “Real Alternative”:
• Media Player Classic
• RealMedia Codecs
• RealMedia DirectShow splitter
• RealMedia plugin for Internet Explorer
• RealMedia plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape

The Limitations:
• .smi and .smil files only play the first part of a clip.
• RealMedia DirectShow splitter does not work with streaming content. You must use Media Player Classic to play streaming content.