RealPlayer SP Now Available Worldwide

Company: RealNetworks, Inc.
Published: 22 August, 2009
Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks(R) today announced the global release of RealPlayer(R) SP. RealPlayer SP is the first software product that enables people to easily take Internet videos with them on their favourite device and share it with others via Twitter and Facebook. RealPlayer eliminates the complexity of downloading, converting and transferring video files, so consumers can simply enjoy their videos anywhere, on a wide range of popular devices. Since launching the RealPlayer SP beta in June, it has been downloaded by over four million people and more than 22 million videos have been downloaded using the product.

"Using RealPlayer SP, it is really simple to download and transfer web videos to your portable device and we're excited to see the number of people already using the product during its public beta period," says Piers Heaton-Armstrong, Vice President of Global Consumer Business at RealNetworks. "With today's global release of RealPlayer SP, consumers around the world now have an easy way to take their favourite videos with them to enjoy on-the-go and share with friends."

For anyone that wants to enjoy their favourite videos while mobile - whether it's taking a library of user-generated content (UGC) video clips to a party or showing off recently captured family videos - RealPlayer SP takes the guesswork out of the process. RealPlayer SP works with a device's existing media player so no additional download is required. The same videos can also be shared with friends through Twitter, Facebook or email with one extra click.

Fast Facts about RealPlayer SP:

- Plays Internet video on nearly any device, including the Blackberry smartphones, a range of Nokia S60 devices, Palm Pre, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, Xbox and many others through automatic conversion, and transfers to the correct device format, including h.264, MPEG4, Windows Media, QuickTime and RealVideo.

- Saves time by downloading or transferring multiple videos at the same time.

- Adds custom device profiles and easily change format settings to maximise video quality and control for a device.

- Creates audio-only files from videos for playback on devices that only support audio.

- Easily shares videos on Twitter and Facebook.

- Supports the latest versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.