A main course with a lot on the side
Creating a popular video player is not so easy any more today. As it stands, codec problems are long gone, so all that video players have left to battle with are features, ribbons and perks. RealPlayer for instance has taken it to the cloud.
RealPlayer Cloud allows you to upload videos to a cloud account. With this you can access videos over the web on your tablet or on another computer once you log into your RealPlayer account.
It also acts as a media library, sorting your music, photos and videos. Videos can be trimmed and burned onto a disc. Useful if you usually burn video files and need a direct link from browsing to burning.
RealPlayer now also dubs as a web video browser. In case you run out of ideas about what videos to watch, you can select a thematic channel and see what's popular. Speaking of laziness, there's also a Facebook channel where you can check out shared videos without scrolling down the news feed.
For all the added features, RealPlayer Cloud has a big problem. It's unstable. Meaning that it can crash simply by switching to it. The longer it stays open, the bigger the chance it will be.
- Media Library
- Video Trimmer
- Web Videos
- Shared Facebook videos
- Cloud Storage
- Useful for storing videos on-line and retrieving or playing them wherever.
Putting everything in balance. There's no feature that can make up for a lack of stability. So unfortunately, although RealPlayer Cloud brings some comfortable solutions to fairly non-existent problems, it fails to hold true to a basic trait of quality software.