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5 Sites to Download Online Videos Free

by Joe Kukura on October 18, 2012

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Article updated September 30th, 2014

With the plethora of online video sites available today watching free videos on the web is easy. Unfortunately, we don’t always have time to watch videos online when we find them. That’s what downloading videos is for, so we can watch them at our leisure. Most free clips these days, though, are embedded into the web page — making it harder to download online videos to your computer.

The old “Right click, Save As” strategy doesn’t always work so well anymore. If you want to download a video embedded on a site like YouTube, you can still do so if you have a video downloader, such as the RealPlayer Downloader that comes with the RealPlayer Cloud desktop app. If you don’t have a free video downloader installed on your computer, just click the orange button on the top right corner of this page to download RealPlayer Cloud free.

DOWNLOAD ONLINE VIDEOS AND BUILD UP YOUR VIDEO LIBRARY

We’ve rounded up five online video sites full of great content where you can find and download free clips and watch the videos at your leisure. Whether you’re interested in seeing the latest viral video sensations, watching old movies, finding the latest in entertainment news, watching movie trailers, or discovering new video channels with fresh content daily these free video sites have you covered. To make sure a free clip is legal to download, look for licensing information about the video. Typically, videos with a “Creative Commons” license are legal to download, but may have limitations on how you use the video.

Watch Your Videos Anywhere

Download the RealPlayer Cloud app and add videos to your personal cloud drive. Then you can watch them on an iPhone, Android smartphone, PC, tablet, and even your TV.

1. YouTube

You’re probably already familiar with YouTube, the world’s most popular free video sites and the third most popular online video site on the entire Internet. YouTube racks up a staggering four billion video views daily. The appearance and interface of YouTube are straightforward, providing a simple yet effective video player in the middle of a white screen. Any registered user can upload their own video to YouTube.

The site has also become a popular source for official versions of music videos, movie trailers, and particularly crowd-pleasing TV commercials. Most of the free clips are shot and submitted by regular everyday YouTube users, and some – like a few well-known funny cat videos — have gone on to enjoy enormous global popularity on YouTube.

2. Metacafe

Metacafe is another online video site specializing in shorter free clips and more popular videos. Whereas YouTube is a giant, endless buffet of videos, Metacafe is more like the Chef’s Special of the Day – fewer overall videos that are well-organized and easy to find free clips in genres like Music, Sports, and TV. Metacafe keeps an outstanding array of current movie trailers, and then pairs them with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes videos related to that particular movie. Metacafe’s “Trending on the Web” section curates and collects the Internet’s most popular viral videos of the day. It’s a great place to quickly find a certain popular viral video you’ve heard about.

3. Dailymotion

One of the largest online video sites in the world, Dailymotion makes finding free clips easy with a nicely organized home page. Dailymotion visitors see a slew of the current videos in categories such as Funny, Geek Out, News, and countless others. Most of the free clips on Dailymotion are less than four minutes. Registered “super users” can upload videos of up to an hour in length and in high-definition (HD), but you don’t have to register to download the longer videos. Some of the video categories on Dailymotion are a little racier than most YouTube categories, but family audiences can still enjoy watching free clips from categories like Animals and Games. Dailymotion is easy to navigate, and pulls up galleries of recommended videos that you’re likely to enjoy based on your viewing habits.

4. Vimeo

Specializing in HD, Vimeo is one of the more popular amateur online video sites where the results are anything but amateur. Most of the free clips available on Vimeo are user-submitted; it’s not a site to visit if you’re looking for popular music videos or movie trailers. What you will find, though, are big and beautiful HD videos shot by some of the most skilled up-and-coming directors and animators. The Vimeo video screen is far larger and has a higher resolution than any of the other sites mentioned here. Those who like to upload videos to your cell phone will appreciate that the free clips on Vimeo are optimized for playback on mobile devices.

5. IMDb

The Internet Movie Database has become more than just a tool for figuring out who’s that actress in the movie you’re watching. IMDb has grown into a site that offers movie trailers and free clips from popular talk shows like “The Late Show with David Letterman” – all of which can be downloaded to your computer. There are also full episodes of TV shows that can be watched at IMDb. The online video site even offers a huge gallery of full-length movies and short films made by up-and-coming directors.

Many of the movies and short-films listed on the site are available for viewing, however, you’ll be given the option to go to another site such as Crackle or Amazon to watch the movie. Note: those online video sites typically require a subscription. That said, there are older video options on the site such as Paradise Canyon with John Wayne, that don’t require a subscription. Those videos are part of the Internet Archive Project and can be watched online for free or even downloaded from the site.

DOWNLOAD ONLINE VIDEOS WITH REALPLAYER VIDEO DOWNLOADER

With RealDownloader and RealPlayer Cloud, you’ll have the ability to download any online videos you see and save them to your computer. If you’ve installed RealPlayer Cloud, when watching a video online in Fire Fox or Internet Explorer you’ll see the “Download This Video” button appear at the top right corner of the video player. Click that button, and the RealPlayer downloader will download the video to your computer and store it in the RealPlayer library.

If you use Google Chrome, click the flashing “down” icon in the top right of your browser to see a list of all the videos on your current page, and download any of them you like.

Do you have other favorite sites for downloading videos? Any great recommendations for short films or epic funny videos? When do you watch the videos you download? Let us know below in the comments section below.

 

{ 222 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jorge Lievano October 27, 2012 at 4:30 am

Please assist me to download videos in anyone of the websites noted above.
Thanks,
jorlier@bellsouth.net

2 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Hi Jorge, it’s really simple! Anytime a video is available to download, RealPlayer Downloader lets you know.

1. Find a video you want to add to your RealPlayer Library.

2. Hover your mouse over the video and the “Download This Video” button will appear above the right corner of the video (if it is available for download).

3. Click on the “Download This Video” button and RealPlayer Downloader will begin downloading the video to your RealPlayer Library.

4. Once downloaded to your library, you can watch the video anytime, anywhere – even without an internet connection.
If you have any trouble downloading a video, refer this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9801/kw/9801.

If none of the above works, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

3 brendan November 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

my realplayer downloadbox at the right top corner of the video does not want to appear what can I do?

4 RealPlayer November 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

What browser are you using?

5 real December 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

the same with mine..im using windows 8..is that the problem

6 Mehrdad December 11, 2012 at 2:43 am

Good thanx

7 Koru December 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

Soo great

8 LSA98 December 15, 2012 at 7:23 am

my downlad video button won’t show up and I’m using Internet Explorer. I had this at one point, but I accidentaly uninstalled it, and I could download videos than, but I can’t now. Help.

9 RealPlayer December 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Try downloading the latest version of RealPlayer that should fix the problem.

10 ory 901 December 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I use Real PLAYER to down load videos from you tube but it does not download anymore.I have tried everything but without luck!!

11 Katie December 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Yeah, i cant find mine either…?

12 ravi December 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

‘ Download this video ‘ appears at right top corner , I can’t able to download videos from dailymotion, youtube and music tracks from other music sites. Iam using Chrome 19 and firefox 13.kindly help me to solve this problem. My system windows xp professional.

13 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Hello Ravi, performing a complete uninstall and clean install can resolve many issues. To do so, follow ALL the steps in the link below, to include deleting the RealPlayer folders. https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8721

Next, ensure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your web browser. Follow these instructions: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883

If you are using Google Chrome, refer to the information here: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000

If you still have any trouble downloading videos, refer this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9801/kw/9801

If none of the above works, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help you further.

14 chris vuxton December 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I use Real PLAYER to down load videos from you tube. I downloaded the latest version today (12/20/12) and now I can’t download anymore. I haven’t been able to see it in the Manage add-ons. What’s up?

15 RealPlayer December 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

We’ll need to know more about your system. Please contact customer support at: https://real.custhelp.com/app/contact

16 Jellybean December 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Some days it works :( Ad on also disappears all the time .

17 RealPlayer December 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Have you tried downloading the new version of RealPlayer?

18 Wes December 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I downloaded the latest version of ReaPlayer and lost the ability to download internet videos. Can’t download from YouTube, MetaCafe, and many other sites. I am running Windows XP SP3.

19 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Hello Wes, make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your web browser. To do so, follow these steps: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If you are using Google Chrome, with RealPlayer 16, ensure the Pepper Flash plug-in is enabled (it had to be disabled for version 15). For steps and more information, click here: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000.

For more information, refer here: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9801

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help you further.

20 yosef wagnew aewdew December 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

i want this modern software for the best of my laptop and it’s interesting to have this

21 ajay December 22, 2012 at 1:45 am

real downloder after 90% not install

22 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Hi Ajay, please follow these troubleshooting steps; this will usually resolve the issue.

Step 1: Empty the contents of the TEMP folder:

Open the TEMP folder inside the Windows folder on the C: drive.
From the Edit menu, choose Select All.
From the File menu, choose Delete.
When asked “are you are sure you want to delete these items?” – click Yes.
Once these steps are complete, close any open windows and restart the computer. Once the computer has restarted, try the installation again..
Step 2: Close background programs through Task Manager.

Step 3: Delete RealDownloader folder from c:program filesrealdownloader.

Step 4: Run Scandisk and Disk Defragmenter: https://real.custhelp.com//app//answers/detail/a_id/8615

Step 5: Install RealDownloader.

If that doesn’t work, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help you further.

23 chemist December 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

The realplayer download tab no longer appears (Version 16.0.0.282). I have two computers running XP and one with Windows 7. Both computers with Windows XP using V16.0.0.282have stopped downloading. The Windows 7 system still works with the previous version (15.0.6.14). I am afraid to upgrade to the new version and take the risk of Realplayer stop working.

24 RealPlayer December 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

Is this happening with all the Internet Browsers? It should work with Firefox. Have you tried that?

25 kathy kaewsith December 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

I have realplayer15 then piad for realplayer 16 still no pop up download button in the right corner, I am still unable to download web video, I am on Lap top pc,window 7, every thing is met the requiment,what else can I do?

26 RealPlayer December 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

Which Internet Browser are you using?

27 kenson desir December 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

Where to watch college football

28 RealPlayer December 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Check out this post to find out how to watch the college football bowls: http://www.real.com/resources/college-football-bowls

29 rm December 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

cannot open real player downloader in new version of real player. videos are downloading but there is no way to ascertain their download status. how do we fix?

30 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Hello RM, please try the following:

Go to the Task Manager
Click on Process tab (at the top)
Locate Recording Manager
Right click on Recording Manager and then click on End Process
Close RealPlayer and try to download a video

If that doesn’t work, a complete uninstall and clean install of RealPlayer can usually fix the issue. To do that, follow ALL the steps in the below link, to include deleing the RealPlayer folders. Click here: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8721

If neither of those work, send an email to help@real.com so that we can further help you.

31 anil bairagi December 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

can’t downlod

32 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Hi Anilbairagi, while I’m not entirely clear on the exact issue, here are a couple of links that may be helpful:

http://real-csr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883/kw/8883

http://real-csr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000/kw/10000

If these don’t help, send an email to help@real.com with more specific details so that we can better assist you.

33 ron December 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

ya same for me
have tried uninstalling and reinstalling real player still no download option
and used to be so easy

wtf

34 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Hi Ron, so that you know, you must perform a complete uninstall and clean install in order for the process to be effective. One of the steps that customers sometimes miss is deleting the RealPlayer folders. Follow ALL the steps in this link to do a complete and clean uninstall/reinstall: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8721.

Next, ensure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your web browser. Follow these instructions: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If you are using Google Chrome, refer to the information here: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000.

If none of the above help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

35 ALFREDO December 29, 2012 at 1:02 am

WINDOWS 8 SUCKS!!! IT HAS COMPLETELY MESSED UP MY ENTIRE LIBRARY ON MY REAL PLAYER. I CANT WATCH MY MUSIC VIDEOS, PICTURES, AND MOVIES ANYMORE. COMPLETELY SCREWED UP MY LAPTOP. SIMPLY HATE, HATE, HATE IT!

36 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Hi Alfredo, I can see that you are really frustrated. Let me be clear that what you are experiencing isn’t a RealPlayer issue, but I can provide some information that will hopefully help. RealPlayer 15 isn’t compatible with the desktop version of Windows 8, however RealPlayer 16 is. If you have RealPlayer 15, uninstall it and install RealPlayer 16. To do so, follow ALL the instructions at the below link, to include deleting the RealPlayer folders. Click here: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8721.

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com, so that we can help further.

37 Dr Octagonapus.....Bleargh December 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Help the download button dosnt show up. is it because i am using Safari?

38 RealPlayer December 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Try using Firefox. If you’re using a Mac, it won’t show up instead download the RealPlayer downloader and you’ll get a pop-up screen showing you videos that you can download. Just click download in that screen to save videos.

39 varada December 30, 2012 at 5:38 am

i use Free realdownloader today and it is installed, after restating my PC i just tried in you tube the downloadbox it is not apper, what to do?

40 RealPlayer January 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Please contact customer support at: https://real.custhelp.com/app/contact They will be able to help you based on your setup.

41 bhill46 December 31, 2012 at 1:36 am

So I downloaded realplayer 15, and now the video download doesn’t work. I have a laptop running windows 7 64-bit, and I use google chrome.

42 RealPlayer January 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Have you tried it with Firefox? There were some compatibility issues with the latest Google Chrome update and RealPlayer 15.

43 darrin January 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I have tried every recommended step to sort out why I do not get the download video button in google chrome. watched youtube videos followed step by setp instructions. i checked add ons are enabled and they are still no joy. one thing I did spot was on one of the youtube videos I noticed one option in real player itself is under the download & recording category. I do not get the download under that category at all. It just says recording. this is after un installing and re installing too.

44 RealPlayer January 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

We’d like to help solve this for you, please contact us at: https://real.custhelp.com/app/contact

45 Jim Barnes January 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I am also having a problem with RealPlayer 16 download. Am using a Lenovo laptop, AMD A6 processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, and Internet Explorer 9. Tried to download a video from youtube yesterday and download window did not pop up. Tried downloading RealPlayer, was warned there was a version installed, but I re-installed. No help. Today I uninstalled RealPlayer, defragged the hard drive, and re-installed RealPlayer. Rebooted the laptop and tried to capture two different videos from youtube. The expected “Download this video?” balloon did not appear for either video.

Another laptop, a Toshiba Satelite C655D, with Windows & Home Premium, Internet Explorer 8, and Realplayer 15, did not have the same problem.

Any suggestions? Is RealPlayer 16 the problem? Both laptops are 64-bit.

46 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Hello Jim, sounds like you’ve tried several steps! We appreciate that. Actually, the RealPlayer dowwnload and record plug-in is not compatible with IE 64bit. However, to download videos using IE 32 bit, enable the RealPlayer plug-in within your browser. To do that, follow the steps here: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

47 faarah January 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

download videos free

48 Bob Marsh January 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

This web page just helped me big-time! Thank you very much!

49 Ellen Harman January 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I have IE 9 Windows 7. Since I upgraded to realplayer 15 free I have not gotton the download box when running mouse over the video. I read the comments above. I use the 32 bit, nothing has worked to correct this. It also does not work on Firefox, which I do not use. It does work on Google Chrome, but why should I have to change web browsers everytime I find a vid I want to save. Chrome is not set up and I have no real idea how it works.

Why does your downloader no longer work on IE?

50 RealPlayer January 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

There may be a settings issue. Please contact customer support at: https://real.custhelp.com/app/contact They should be able to provide more detailed information.

51 nathaniel January 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

the download button won’t appear on my screen and I have the latest version what can I do to fix this?

52 Real Team January 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Hi Nathaniel, make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser. Follow the instructions here: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

For more information, refer to this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9801

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

53 Anonymous January 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Family guy

54 Jack January 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Like so many above I can’t download any videos. My problems started when I upgraded to the latest version of free Real Player.

I can’t remember my password and although the Real Player webb site says they have sent me a new password I haven’t received it. Do I need a password for Real Player to work?

Can I download an old version anywhere? perhaps that might help.

The customer support you suggest is only for paid versions of real player. I can’t see the point in paying for the service if Real Player no longer works properly.

Please Help

55 Real Team January 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Hi Jack, how frustrating! First, to ensure you see the “Down This Video” option, ensure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser. Follow the instructions here: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If you purchased RealPlayer Plus, you do need to sign-in to access the premium features. For help resetting your password, please contact Customer Support @ 1-866-757-8421

Mon – Fri: 6 am – 6 pm PST
Sat & Sun: 7:30 am – 5 pm PST

If you haven’t actually purchased an upgraded copy of RealPlayer, you can actually download the older version at this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8976

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

56 duke January 15, 2013 at 4:55 am

i can’t download any videos in web. I have tried it in youtube, in facebook. my browser is safari and gogle chrome and my OS is windows 8. I updated the realplayer but it does not even really download. what can you do?

57 Real Team January 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Hi Duke, make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser. Follow the instructions in this link: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If you are using Google Chrome to download videos, try disabling PepperFlash. Following the steps in this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000.

For more information, click here: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9801

If that doesn’t help, please send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

58 shri January 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm

very good

59 ghazal January 17, 2013 at 1:35 am

I download it! What to do next?

60 liaquatali January 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Good to use

61 Nigel Kelly January 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

I need some help please. I want to download videos off the net but my little box saying “Download this video” does not appear. I have Real Player installed on my computer. Can you help please?

62 Real Team January 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Hi Nigel, make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser. Follow the instructions here: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

For more information, refer this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9801

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

63 rossy January 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

can one use symbian phone to download movies or is it just applicable to those using system?

64 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

Hi Rossy,
If you are able to install the RealPlayer on your mobile then its possible to download movies to that phone. Please provide us some more information about the problem that you are facing with the RealPlayer on your mobile, by emailing us at help@real.com.

65 rossy January 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

how can one download online videos with phone?

66 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Hi Rossy! Currently, RealNetworks only offers a mobile application for Android phones and Windows 8 tablets.

If you have additional questions, let us know by emailing us at help@real.com.

67 joey January 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

i have the realplayer downloader but can’t download videos anymore. has this servic stopped?

68 Real Team January 28, 2013 at 9:58 am

Hi Joey,
Sorry for the trouble, please make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser by following this link: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If you have additional questions, please email us at help@real.com with details of what you are experiencing.

69 Panther January 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I have the latest version of Real Player.I need to stop the download button from constantly popping up.
The previous version had an x to turn it off.I have looked in preferences.I can’t find anything that refers to the download button in there.
I also tried to uninstall Real Player to be rid of it.The system said there was an error.I couldn’t uninstall.
Please tell me how to stop the download button.It pop ups constantly.It’s extremely annoying!
I can’t believe there isn’t a way to control this problem on the button itself.I can’t understand how you didn’t think of this.

70 Real Team January 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

It’s simple! You can turn off “Download This Video” option by following these steps:

Go to: Start Menu>All Programs>RealNetworks>RealDownloader (Opens RealDownloader)

1. Click on RealDownloader menu at the top left corner.

2. Select Preferences.

3. Select “Don’t Show” (downloads are accessible again with a right click).

71 ard January 26, 2013 at 4:03 am

my “download this video” do not appear . what should i do ?

72 Real Team January 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Hi, make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser. Follow the instructions here: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

For more information, refer this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9801

If that doesn’t help, please send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

73 social poker January 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

You really better stick to the 4-5 sites listed in this article to avoid any troubles with illegal downloads… There are so many shady sites out there…

74 Luke January 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

Where is a good site to download Naruto for realplayer?

75 Panther January 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thank you for the answer.I chose the Don’t Show.
I do think you should put that directly on the button.It would make it easier for users to find.

76 Panther January 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I spoke to soon.I chose the don’t show.It’s still popping up.
It’s still flashing in the corner of games,and videos.

77 Real Team January 31, 2013 at 11:42 am

You can either choose the 1st option to pop up for 1 second or completely uninstall the Downloader. Email us at help@real.com if you have any questions.

78 richard February 2, 2013 at 12:51 am

ur the best of all.

79 Panther February 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

I have tried to uninstall it several times.It says there’s an error.So I can’t get it out of my system.
I can’t believe it when companies go to so much trouble to create a product, and then make such an obvious mistake on something so simple.

80 Real Team February 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hi Panther, did you try using this link to uninstall?

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8721

Make sure that you have deleted the folder as mentioned in the link.
If it doesn’t resolve your issue, email us directly and help@real.com and we will help you.

81 ramu February 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

Over the last 6 months, it was very difficult to download. I upgraded and reinstalled a newer version and it’s very easy to download the videos. Thks for realplayer…

82 jEAN rAVEN February 6, 2013 at 9:14 am

why does my realplayer stop working during (in the middle or almost at the end of) a download? Says Windows is searching for a solutin but I never get any response of this supposed solution. I have lots of room. This bugs me.

83 Real Team February 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Hi Jean, I understand that you are unable to download the videos, let me help you with that.

To resolve this issue please follow the solutions given below:

Solution 1: Check the Compatibility Mode
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–> Right-click on the RealPlayer icon.
–> Select Properties.
–> On the top, click on ‘Compatibility tab.’
–> Uncheck any boxes that are checked and leave ‘Run As Administrator’ as checked is fine).
–> Click Apply.
–> Click OK

Solution 2: Run Internet Explorer as Administrator
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–> Right click on Internet Explorer Icon.
–> Select Run as Administrator option from the drop down list.

And after that please try to download the video. If the issue still persists, try to reset the browser.

Note: Please be informed that, if you reset your browser you may loose all of your bookmark and browser history and saved passwords. RealPlayerPlugins
will be restored to default. Make sure that you have enabled the RealPlayer Plug-in by using the following Link.

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If you are using Google Chrome to download videos, try to disable the pepper flash using the steps given in the below link:

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000

If you have additional questions, email us directly at help@real.com.

84 jEAN rAVEN February 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

I tried downloading a TV series called “O’Hara, starring Pat mOrita and star Brandon Lee, but the realplayer stopped working and I had to repair database at my realplayer. real uncomfortable.

85 Real Team February 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Hi Jean,

To resolve this issue please follow the solutions given below:

Solution 1: Check the Compatibility Mode
—————————————————————-

–> Right-click on the RealPlayer icon.
–> Select Properties.
–> On the top, click on ‘Compatibility tab.’
–> Uncheck any boxes that are checked and leave ‘Run As Administrator’ as checked is fine).
–> Click Apply.
–> Click OK

Solution 2: Run Internet Explorer as Administrator
————————————————————————————————-

–> Right click on Internet Explorer Icon.
–> Select Run as Administrator option from the drop down list.

And after that please try to download the video. If the issue still persists, try to reset the browser.

Note: Please be informed that, if you reset your browser you may loose all of your bookmark and browser history and saved passwords. RealPlayerPlugins
will be restored to default. Make sure that you have enabled the RealPlayer Plug-in by using the following Link.

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

If you are using Google Chrome to download videos, try to disable the pepper flash using the steps given in the below link:

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000

If you have additional questions, let us know.

86 Anant February 10, 2013 at 2:32 am

I was downloading a video from Real player downloader but suddenly it shows unable to download. Since I deleted my browsing history now I dont know from where to download it again. Does Real player downloader saves only complete downloaded videos? Is there a way where I can see the unable to download video link?

87 Alane Jewel February 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Hi Anant, Sorry, RealPlayer Downloader will not keep a track of the incomplete downloads or browser. Kindly contact the browser admin.

If you have additional questions, let us know.

88 juanita February 17, 2013 at 7:33 am

when it download it don’t get the hole movie it get half of it don’t get me wrong i like realplayer. can u help me with that i wanna get the hole movie not half of it ok.

89 Real Team February 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Hello Juanita,

To resolve the issue, please follow the steps given below:

1. Try to reset the browser by following the steps given in the link:

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8688

Please be informed that, if you reset the browser, you may loose the browser histories, cookies and already stored passwords.

2. Try to download some other movie and check whether it is downloading the whole movie or not.

3. Try to download videos using different browsers.

After that please try to download the movie. If the issue still persist, please e-mail us directly by help@real.com.

90 salil February 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

first i see the video than saved. video (flv) not working.
wht i do.

91 Real Team February 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

Hello,

Please make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your web browser by following this link: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883.

if you are using RealPlayer 15 you need to disable Pepper Flash plug-in Google Chrome by following: http://real-csr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000.

Please be informed that this issue has been fixed in RealPlayer 16, if you are using RealPlayer 16 make sure the Pepper Flash plug-in is enabled in Google Chrome.

If this doesn’t work, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help further.

92 maria February 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

i am not able to download videos from youtube anymore since yesterday… :( can you please help me out

93 maria February 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

i meant to say that there is no option for downloads even hovering on the right hand side above the video doesn’t help, i tried uninstalling then re-installing but still doesn’t work. please help

94 Real Team February 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Maria,

Please make sure the RealPlayer Plug-in is enabled in your web browser by following this link:

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883

If you are using RealPlayer 16, please follow the steps below to enable RealPlayer Plug-in on Google Chrome,

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on Tools –> Settings.
3. Select ‘Extensions.’
4. Check RealDownloader 1.3.0.
5. Close & Reopen Google Chrome.

If you are using RealPlayer 15, please disable the pepper flash in Google Chrome by following this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10000

95 mohamoud March 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm

best real player thanks

96 aman March 9, 2013 at 4:17 am

thank u

97 Marty P March 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

I’m having trouble finding and downloading realplayer downloader. What do I do now?

98 RealPlayer Team March 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Hi Marty
Please make sure the Replayer plug-in is enabled in your browser by following this link:https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883
If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help you further.

99 Real Team March 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Hi Marty,

Please be informed that RealPlayer 16 comes with updated ”RealDownloader” (it is no longer ”RealPlayer Downloader”).

“RealPlayer Downloader” can be downloaded by installing RealPlayer 15. Click this link to download RealPlayer 15: http://cache-download.real.com/free/support/win/15/RealPlayer.exe

100 schmickyschmacky4@gmail.com March 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I went to all these sites and download a ton of on line videos. Thanks. I never knew there were so many on line video sites. Are you going to write another post with even more on line video sites soon?

101 marthaigarcia March 19, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I discovered that I need to open realplayer and click on web video. There I may search for a video. When the player window opens, I have the option to search through YouTube and there will the downloader option will appear. Took months to figure it out but its awesome. It’s all done through real player.

102 omar March 22, 2013 at 7:19 am

thanks that’s so great

103 kkjjikgggvc March 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

This didnt really help me

104 RealPlayer Team March 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

Hi kkjjikgggvc,

Please provide us some more information about the problem that you are facing, so that we can assist you better.

105 Trulylatino March 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I can see that I’m not the only one who has the same problem with Real Player Video Downloaded.
My Real Player Downloader disappears on me all the time.
I use Mozilla Firefox web-browser & sometime is there when I need it, & sometime is not.
Like right now, I need it, & can’t download the videos that I want.
I’m looking for info trying to find out how can I get it back.
I have 2 videos that I want to download from YouTube, but can’t! Thanks RealPlayer!!

106 RealPlayer Team March 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Hi Trulylatino,

Please make sure that the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser by following this link: http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883. If that doesn’t work, let us know, so that we can help further. -Jessy

107 Asian Tuber March 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

Thank you for this article. I always enjoy using the Real Player when watching videos on the web.

108 Bill March 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Awesome program for sure. But will I get a Copyright Alert System warning from my ISP if I use it to download something from YouTube? Or does that only apply to P2P sites?

109 RealPlayer Team March 31, 2013 at 7:40 am

Hi Bill,

RealPlayer can download unprotected online streaming videos. However, we respect copyright protection so if the video is protected RealPlayer will not download it.

110 Jeff Harwood April 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I have downloaded and re downloaded realplayer time and time again. The downloader won’t work, the player wont show the video , if it will open the file at all. I’m getting disgusted with this crap. If you have a realplayer site that is functional with a functional version of the Real Player with a FUNCTIONAL DOWNLOADER please let me know on my facebook page Jeff Harwood, or at harwood.jeff4@gmail.com

111 RealPlayer Team April 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

Hi Jeff,

As requested I have sent you an email with instructions, kindly check your mail.

112 Sarrac Crinutza April 22, 2013 at 5:26 am

It works flawlessly. Thanks team!

113 kim eugene April 26, 2013 at 12:01 am

but when i download it!! it will not continue downloading the movie!! why??

114 RealPlayer Team April 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Kim,

Please provide us some more information about the problem to assist you further.

>Does it happen for all the videos that you are trying to download?
>Have you tried downloading videos with different websites?

115 falcon May 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Can realplayer download f4f video formats?

116 RealPlayer Team May 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Hi Falcon,

RealPlayer doesn’t support F4F file format. Follow this link for more information on supported file formats: http://i.realone.com/product/help/RealPlayer-2011/en/Content/Media_Types.htm

If there is anything else we can help with, please send an email to help@real.com.

117 Swati May 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

the Download this video button suddenly has stopped working and also all my downloaded audio files have ceased to be stored in realplayer library, instead theyve started getting saved in some other Media player’s library. Pleasse help i want the option back!!
I use google chrome and windows vista. thanks

118 RealPlayer Team May 17, 2013 at 6:52 am

Hi Swati,

Try uninstalling and reinstalling RealPlayer by following this link:

https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8721
(Delete the RealPlayer folders as mentioned in the link before reinstalling RealPlayer).

After reinstalling RealPlayer, make sure the RealPlayer plug-in is enabled in your browser by following:

http://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883

If that doesn’t work, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help you further.

119 Omegahack May 20, 2013 at 6:09 am

Hi ! ;)
ow can one download online videos with phone?

120 RealPlayer Team May 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

Hi Omegahack,

Currently, RealNetworks only offers a mobile application for Android phones and Windows 8 tablets. Click on this link to learn more: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8516.

121 Olaniyi May 21, 2013 at 8:50 am

I have real player installed with my google chrome browser. On hovering my mouse over any video, I can see the download option. Now it does not work again. I have uninstalled and re-installed, all to no avail.
Please help.

122 RealPlayer Team May 22, 2013 at 10:16 am

Hi Olaniyi,

Enable the RealPlayer Plugin in your web browser by following this link: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8883

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help you further.

123 free full movie downlaods May 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

Thanks for finally writing about >Best Sites to Download Online Videos Free — RealPlayer <Liked it!

124 Ogaga Efevberha May 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Realplayer did not instal properly in Windows 8! What can I do as it is not working on my Windows 8 Laptop but working in my Windows 7 Desktop. What could be wrong or any version for Windows 8? Thanks for your support.

125 RealPlayer Team May 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Hi Ogaga,

Try the steps given below:
1) Uninstall RealPlayer by following: https://real.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8721.
2) Reinstall RealPlayer v16 for windows 8:
Please go to http://www.real.com/ where you can see download Realplayer for free icon and just below that you can find for Desktop at the right hand side, I recommend you to install RealPlayer 16 Desktop version.

If you have additional questions, email us at help@real.com

126 140aci03000 May 28, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I want to get more information about video editing software. Can you please provide me?

127 RealPlayer June 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm

What kind of information are you interested in?

128 moshtak June 5, 2013 at 12:43 am

I want to down load a free realplayer

129 Johnny57 June 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Why is it that when you get something free? you go through HELL trying too get it ?(WHY).I got realplayer 16 for free and you will not let me have it .why?

130 RealPlayer Team June 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Hi Johnny,

Please provide us some more information about the problem to assist you further.

131 rasel June 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

nice

132 Ziath July 4, 2013 at 12:22 am

Hello,

I installed the real player. I wanted to dwonload some videos from Youtube.
Why the “Download This Video” button does not appear ?
I installed version 16.0.2.32.

REgards

Ziath

133 RealPlayer Team July 4, 2013 at 7:03 am

Hi Ziath,

Enable the RealPlayer plug-in in your browser by following:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856-Download-This-Video-option-does-not-appear -

134 Ziath July 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

RealPlayer Team,

Following the link I manged to make it working on IE and Chrome.
Thanks for your excellent support.

Regards

Ziath

135 Ziath July 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

RealPlayer Team,

I like to ask another favour if you can assist.
I have a pdf document that has audio files embedded with it.
When I click the audio file icons it asks to install correct media player.

The pdf document recommends to download the latest version of Real Player version 10.
Can I make it to work with real player version 16.0.2.32. that I have. I am using Adobe reader X version 10.1.10.

Regards

Ziath

136 RealPlayer Team July 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

Hi Ziath,

RealPlayer can’t play audio files embedded on a pdf document. Refer this link for the list of supported file formats:

http://cache-download.real.com/free/windows/mrkt/help/RealPlayer-16/en/RealPlayer-help.htm#Media_Types.htm

If you have additional questions, email us at help@real.com.

137 Steve W July 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

The download this video prompt no longer appears, on either of my PCs (one has windows XP and the other has Windows 7. ) In either internet explorer or chrome. It worked fine a couple weeks ago, and no longer works. I downloaded the latest version and that did not help.

138 RealPlayer Team July 7, 2013 at 6:45 am

Hi Steve,

Try uninstalling and reinstalling RealPlayer by following this link:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23994572-Uninstall-and-reinstall-RealPlayer-Windows

(Delete the RealPlayer folders as mentioned in the link before reinstalling RealPlayer).

After reinstalling RealPlayer, enable the RealPlayer plug-in in your browser by following:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856-Download-This-Video-option-does-not-appear

139 abiodun July 10, 2013 at 2:31 am

Nice collection of great site to download video… this is helpful for me…thanks for sharing

140 RealPlayer July 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Glad you find it useful.

141 Ed Frtiend July 12, 2013 at 7:57 am

The button for downloading videos no longer shows on sites like YouTube lately. What can I do to get this feature back.
Thanks

142 RealPlayer Team July 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

Hi Ed,

To get ‘Download This Video’ button, enable the RealPlayer Plug-in in your web browser by following this link:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

If that doesn’t work, send an email to help@real.com so that we can help you further.

143 Steve July 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Can you assist me? For about a month now I have been unable to download videos from YouTube. I have tried from several different computers; a Windows Visa, Windows XP, Windows 8, and a Mac. All with the latest Real Player update and I have tried different browsers Safari, IE, and Firefox. Sometimes I get the video but no sound, sometimes I get sound but no video and other times I get just a blank screen. I have been able to download from other sites. Do you have any suggestions or know when Real will update to fix this issue.

144 RealPlayer Team July 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Hi Steve,

This is due to changes made at YouTube and we are working with them to resolve the issue. In the meantime, you can try the temporary solution provided in this link (if you are using Internet Explorer):

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23698236

145 ramier July 15, 2013 at 1:06 am

good pm sir, I couldnt download the realplayer downloader software what could i do? thanks

146 RealPlayer Team July 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

Hi Ramier,

Please provide us some more information about the problem to assist you further.

147 Rosa July 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

I down load video off you tube and they are coming down in MPEG4 real player will not play them.

148 RealPlayer Team July 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Hello Rosa,

YouTube and other sites have introduced a new streaming standard and we are working on an update to RealPlayer that will allow for this new format. In the meantime, you can try the temporary solution provided in this link (if you are using Internet Explorer):

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23698236

When we have an update on the status of this issue, we will let you know.

149 jim July 28, 2013 at 6:23 am

I used to be able to do download of videos when no problems.

Recently I had to replace bad hard drive and had to install the latest copy of Real Player. I was surprised that I could no longer do video download.

I got downloader exe installer but I got message saying Real Player Plus was installed. I don’t see it.

What is happening?

150 RealPlayer Team July 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

Please send an email to help@real.com, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

151 Bob Sakall August 11, 2013 at 5:29 am

I’m using Firefox and IE and noticed in the setup you only have a selection for MS IE. I’m not sure what’s going on but the tab that used to come up with the mouse over the video saying Real download is gone. It also is gone in IE but was working but just stop last time I was trying to download a video on YouTube. Is there anyway of adding more browsers to the option where you select IE where you can turn on and off the tab that lets you download videos. I don’t know if my McAfee internet security software has or is interfering with realplayer. I installed a file dowloader in the firefox browser and it worked with Realplay until lately. I’ve turned off all the add-ons in Firefox and that didn’t matter. The Realplayer tab shows up in Googles Chrome and does download videos. The Realplayer tab doesn’t show up in Opera or in Apple Safari. I’d like to get it to work in Firefox and MS IE again. Could you point me into the right fixes to get the Realplayer tab to come up again. I bought your program just so I could record and make DVD’s. I like the program when it’s working. I don’t know if my video editing software may have caused any problems. I’m sure you test all that out. I have Hitfilm and Sony’s film studio which I tried out but haven’t take the test copy off yet. I’m using Adobe Premiere elements because Windows 7 didn’t like my version of Premiere 6.
If you could email me with your ideas on the fixes I’d really like that. Are you going to be able to use Realplayer with other streaming services like Netflix?

Thank you for your time
Bob Sakall

152 RealPlayer Team August 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

Enable the RealPlayer plug-in in your browser by following: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856-Download-This-Video-option-does-not-appear

If that doesn’t help, send an email to help@real.com to assist you better.

153 SSP August 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

RealPlayer Downloader is all but obsolete/useless now, since doesn’t virtually everyone use a 64-bit browser now? So what gives? Why can’t RealPlayer update to work with 64-bit browsers? Come on guys, who uses 32-bit anything anymore? There is absolutely no way to download videos using IE 64-bit… for a year or two? I thought maybe I’d check back in a few months and surely there would be an update to work with 64 bit browsers, but no? I’m confused. What seems to be the hold up with this? 64 bit browsers are hardly “new”, but they are basically the standard now. As a matter of fact, with IE 10, you can no longer even launch a 32-bit session simultaneously, you would have to permananrtly force the browser to run 32-bit. On a 64-bit system. At virtually half the speed. Forcing an unecessary 32-bit bottleneck on a 64-bit system on the most used application for most computers is borderline insane. When will RealPlayer catch up to 2 years ago and come out with a 64-bit update? Sure would be nice to be able to use the dowloader again. You had a great thng there.

154 RealPlayer Team August 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. I have forwarded your feedback to the appropriate team. Your insights and opinions will help us in our ongoing efforts to enhance our products and services.

155 Alan felicio August 19, 2013 at 5:51 am

Bom dia eu comprei o produto do Real Play e tem vídeo no Youtube que que faz o download mas não converte
alguém podereria me ajudar obrigado.

156 RealPlayer Team August 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

Por favor, forneceu-nos mais algumas informações para ajudá-lo ainda mais,

> Qual é o formato do vídeo baixado?
> Desde que o site que você está baixando vídeos?
> Você recebe nenhuma mensagem de erro quando você reproduzir o vídeo baixado no RealPlayer?
> Será que isso acontece com todos os vídeos baixados?

Quanto mais específico você for, melhor eu vou ser capaz de ajudá-lo.

157 Andras August 28, 2013 at 7:08 am

I am using Windows XP system and downloaded several full movies from the YouTube site in .flv format.
While i am watching the foreign language movie in Youtube, I have the close caption (English subtitles) working. However, the downloaded movie does nor have it. Why not? How can I download the subscript as well?

158 RealPlayer Team August 28, 2013 at 10:35 am

RealPlayer supports both text captioning and descriptive audio for files (clips) that include these features. Text Captioning converts audio into subtitles, and Descriptive Audio provides a running narration of the images that occur in a clip. These features make audio and video clips more accessible to people who are hearing-impaired or vision-impaired.

Note: If the makers of a clip choose to make text captioning and descriptive audio available, you can access these features in RealPlayer. If they do not, enabling these features will not make a difference.

To enable text captioning or descriptive audio in RealPlayer:

1. In RealPlayer, click the RealPlayer logo, then Preferences. The Preferences box opens.
2. In the Category pane, click Content.
3. Under Accessibility, select one or both of the following check boxes:
- Use supplemental text captioning when available
- Use descriptive audio when available
4. Click OK.

If text captioning and descriptive audio do not work for a given clip, even after they are selected, this means that the clip maker has not provided these features.

159 Jane September 2, 2013 at 10:30 am

the first version of real player was awesome- I loved it. then I “upgraded,” and I use that term loosely because an upgrade is supposed to be better and make a program easier. HOWEVER, the new version of real player sucks and Im really pissed off right now because I need to download music onto my iPod and now I cant even do that. so thanks a lot to the douche bag who made the new, “upgraded” real player. because of you, I will now ride the bus every morning and evening for 2 1/2 hours WITH NO MUSIC.

160 RealPlayer Team September 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

Sorry for the inconvenience, please provide us some more information:

>Does RealPlayer detects the ipod connected to your computer.
>What exactly happens when you transfer files to your Ipod?

The more specific you are, the better we will be able to assist you further.

If you would like to download the previous version of RealPlayer, follow this link: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23970142

161 roopali September 4, 2013 at 7:57 am

hello sir /madam ,
i m trying to open the help site of real given by u above ..bt it has been restricted under our wifi …actly i m not ablre to download the you tube videos using real player…….also .i want to gatther up infrmatn abt various services provided by real ….i hav realplayer converter ,realplayer trimmer..n real player ..bt dnt knw how to use these . i m using real player plus 15 …n hav win7 also could u giv me any other link abour real player support .. …. rply soon …thanks

162 RealPlayer Team September 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Kindly send an email to help@real.com, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

163 Billy Lewis September 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Good evening,
I have a question the same as some others. I have a Mac with Safari and I cannot get the downloader to download ANY videos from YouTube. It acts like it is downloading when I click download on the downloader, but then when I click play – it acts like it is playing but with no video or sound. A friend of mine has a Mac also and she can get hers to download. Is there something in the Mac settings that is preventing it? I am so confused.
Thanks for any help or suggestions!! :-)

164 RealPlayer Team September 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

Performing a clean uninstall and reinstall can help you resolve many issues, try uninstalling and reinstalling RealPlayer by following this link:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/24079818

After installing RealPlayer follow the steps to enable the RealPlayer Plugin in your web browser,

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23709238

After that try to download the videos and play it using RealPlayer. If the issue still persists, please send an email to help@real.com, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

165 anders September 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Realplayer used to be nice when it could download videos form the internet. Now all it does is download the commercials that preceed the videos and nothing more! Guess we’ll have to find a better downloading system than realplayer.

166 RealPlayer Team September 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm

If you click on ‘Download This Video’ when the commercial is playing, only the commercial will get downloaded. To download the video, you need to click on ‘Download This Video’ after the commercial gets over.

167 scotti kidd September 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

It worked well for me

168 scotti kidd September 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

It sure work well for me.

169 zira October 3, 2013 at 3:14 am

i’ve downloaded the newest version of realplayer (realplayer cloud).
the ‘download this video’ button did work, but when i tried to play the video in my library, there was no sound at all.
the video came out almost perfectly but audio didn’t work at all. what’s the problem?

170 RealPlayer Team October 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Please provide us some more information:

1. What is the format of the downloaded video?
2. From which website did you download the videos?
3. Does this happen for all the videos you downloaded?
4. Have you tried downloading video from different web sites?

The more specific you are, the better we will be able to assist you.

171 Hasina11 October 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

Hi,
I am hasin . strategy doesn’t always work so well anymore. If you want to download a video embedded on a site like YouTube, you can still do so if you have a video downloader, such as RealPlayer. If you don’t have a free video downloader installed on your computer, just click the orange button on the top right corner of this page to download RealPlayer free.

172 revstew October 22, 2013 at 6:52 am

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 realplayer no longer is able to work in Internet Explorer. I get the following error message in IE add ons: Name: RealNetworks Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer
Publisher: RealNetworks, Inc.
Type: Browser Helper Object
Architecture: 32-bit
Version: 1.5.1.161
File date: ‎Monday, ‎September ‎23, ‎2013, ‏‎23:27
Date last accessed: ‎Today, ‎October ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎2 minutes ago
Class ID: {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA}
Use count: 13
Block count: 738
File: rndlbrowserrecordplugin.dll
Folder: C:\ProgramData\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\BrowserPlugins\IE

173 RealPlayer Team October 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Sorry! We are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. We will let you know when there are any updates on this issue. In the meantime, you can uncheck “Enhanced Protection Mode” in Internet Properties of Internet Explorer by following Microsoft’s instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2864914

174 lyka October 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

i cant see the download button in the screen why?

175 RealPlayer Team October 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

You need to enable the RealPlayer Plug-in in your web browser to get ‘Download This Video’ option. Follow this link to enable it:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

If this doesn’t work, please send an email to help@real.com, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

176 manishshankar October 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

firsti want todownload from any wewsite

177 RealPlayer Team October 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I understand. I will need some more information to assist you better.

Could you please be more specific about the problem you are having? Please describe exactly what it is that you are trying to do and include any error messages that you may receive. It can also be helpful to include what your computer’s operating system is and what web browser you’re using.

The more specific you are, the better I will be able to assist you.

178 ashutosh November 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

files that i have downloaded in the real player from youtube is not playing please give me suggestion to play it

179 RealPlayer Team November 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Sorry you can’t play downloaded videos! Please provide us some more information:

1. What is the video format? (MP4 or FLV)
2. Do you get any error messages?
3. Are you using latest version of RealPlayer?

The more specific you are, the better we will be able to assist you.

180 Alex&r November 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

Not quite sure, but I experienced te same problems with the download button.When I push it doing nothing. I’d been trying for a couple of times but still nothing is happening! Any suggestions?

181 RealPlayer Team November 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

It sounds like the RealDownloader must be running in background process. Try closing it by following these steps:

1. Open Windows Task Manager (right-click anywhere in the bottom bar of your screen, and select “Start Task Manager”).
2. Click the Process tab.
3. Right click on “recordingmanager.exe” and select “End Process Tree.”
4. Then try to open RealDownloader again. Click the Start button at the bottom left of your computer screen, and navigate to All Programs > RealNetworks > RealDownloader.
5. In the RealDownloader window, click the RealDownloader logo and select Preferences.
6. In the Preferences window, notice the path listed in “Save local file to. ”
7. If you see anything which says like “Libraries\Videos\RealPlayer Downloads\” click on “Browse” button, select the folder “RealPlayer Downloads” (If you don’t see any such folder, create a folder by this name) and click on “Select Folder”. Then Click on “OK” button.
8. Now try to download videos.

If this doesn’t work, please send an email to help@real.com, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

182 janoi reid November 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

this info was quite complicated. i felt sssoooooooooooooo bored after reading it

183 William Games November 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I have noticed that several Carman music videos will doiwnload as Dash files. How do I open those? I tried the Dash download from Google and it asks for a password. What do I do to watch them? Also a randomly occuring problem is that I will download a video say 30 minutes 55MB according to RealDownloader. It will download all the way same amount of time as others being downloaded; no problems or restarting and aoutomatically converting to MP4. I open it and it plays 15 seconds and quits. No error message just stops like it ends. In the RealDownloads, File Properties, and RealPlayer its size shows up as 55Mb. I have run a Virus scan and nothing appears thankfully. What do I do to get it to play completely? The source video can be still playing in the background. There are no commercial interuptions on the “live” video.

184 RealPlayer Team December 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

Sorry you are facing issues with downloading videos. Performing a clean uninstall and reinstall can help you resolve many issues, to do so follow this link: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23994572

Note: Make sure you delete the RealPlayer folders as mentioned on the link before reinstalling RealPlayer.

After installing RealPlayer follow the steps to enable the RealPlayer Plugin in your web browser,

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

Some sites have introduced a new streaming standard. The latest build of RealDownloader is designed to automatically convert videos to playable .MP4 format at the end of the download. Hence, while downloading videos, you need to wait until the thumbnail of video gets loaded. After thumbnail gets loaded, video will be saved in .MP4 format. If you close RealDownloader window before it converts the video, it will get saved in .DASH format.

If this doesn’t work, please send an email to help@real.com, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

185 Tracy December 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Do I need to have a plug-in for Chrome to download videos? In Chrome the download option doesn’t appear on the top right.

Thank You

186 RealPlayer Team December 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

RealPlayer Plug-in will get automatically installed in your web browsers during RealPlayer installation process. You need to enable the plug-in in your web browsers to download videos.

Follow the steps to enable the RealPlayer Plugin in your web browser: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

Note: If you are unable to locate the RealPlayer Plug-in in your web browser, you may have to perform a clean uninstall and reinstall. To do so follow this link: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23994572

‘Download This Video’ has limited its compatibility with the latest version of Google Chrome (31). We have fixed this with the latest update of RealPlayer Cloud. RealPlayer Cloud is compatible with only Windows 7/8 & available for US & Canada. If you live outside of the US and Canada, rest assured we will be making this fix available for RealPlayer 16 worldwide in early 2014. In the meantime, you can use alternate browsers like Firefox or Internet Explorer 8/9/10 to download videos.

IF you have additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

187 Ray January 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

i downloaded the new real player cloud can you still down load movies with it???

188 RealPlayer Team January 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Yes! Please follow these steps:

1. Go to your favorite video website and play a video.
2. Move your mouse over the upper-right corner of the video.
3. The Download This Video button appears. Click it to begin downloading.

That’s it. RealPlayer Downloader opens and takes care of the download for you.

If you additional question, please send an email to help@real.com

189 Restu February 1, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Dear Real Player Team,
I want to asking regarding problem with my real player,after I download a video from youtube in the Real Player Downloader got notification “Download incomplete.Refresh page and try again.”
Would you help me to solve this problem,thanks.

190 RealPlayer Team February 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

RealNetworks released RealPlayer Cloud in English worldwide for Windows 7 and higher operating systems. This latest version will fix the “download incomplete” issue with YouTube and supports Chrome 31 and Internet Explorer 11. If you are on Win 7 or higher, please uninstall the current version from Control Panel, go to http://www.real.com and download the free version RealPlayer Cloud. If you purchased RealPlayer Plus version 16, you can login using your email address and password to access your premium features.

Customers that are on Win XP or Vista, we will be working on a similar fix for RealPlayer v16 and hope to release that soon but do not have a date yet. For customers that prefer to wait for your localized language (not US English) we are working on those versions that as well.

If you have an additional question, please send an email to help@real.com

191 seth wetzel March 13, 2014 at 6:36 am

I got a nice comment for you people. What the hell’s wrong with you? You keep releasing new versions of your players but you don’t get the other versions working at all. I’ve downloaded the Real player about 40 times and it keeps asking me to check the “Download Video” feature and I always make sure that box is checked. I then download it and I always go to YouTube and the download video button never appears. I’ve also downloaded the Real player downloader and I still have the same problem. It won’t let me download a thing on the internet. I’ve even tried it using other video sites and it still doesn’t work for me. Please contact me with the correct download features so I can do it. I was going to buy your Real player that you have to pay for but if the free version don’t work I’m not going to waste my money if the free version doesn’t work. If that don’t work to my satisfaction I know damn well the pay version won’t work as advertised either. Please get back to me but please don’t get back with me with that bullshit e-mail that says your looking into my question. That e-mail’s as bullshit as the Real player itself is. Thank you.

192 RealPlayer Team March 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Please make sure that you have enabled the RealPlayer browser plug-in by following this link:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

After that, try to download videos. If the issue still persists, please provide some of the following:

1. What is the name of web browser you are using to download videos? (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome)
2. What is the name of Operating System installed on your computer? (Windows XP, Vista, 7,8,8.1)
3. What is version of RealPlayer installed on your computer?

To find, follow these steps:

1. Open the RealPlayer software.
2. From the RealPlayer menu in the upper left, choose “Help” option.
3. Choose “About RealPlayer” inside the “Help” menu. A window opens.
4. Look for the information listed beside “Version” near the top of the “About RealPlayer” window. These numbers indicate the version of RealPlayer currently installed on the computer (i.e. “RealPlayer 16.0.3.51″ or “RealPlayer 17.0.6.13″).

The more specific you are, the better we will be able to assist you further and if you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

193 Martin Norén March 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I just purchased the latest version of realplayer. The reason for why I purchased it was so that i would be able to download videos from Youtube. However it doesent work. No download icon appears above the right corner of the video. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the realplayer (realplayer cloud) but the situation remains the same. There is no way of downloading videos anymore. I would appreciate some help either by fixing the issue or by a refund.

194 RealPlayer Team March 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Sorry you can’t download videos.

Please send an email to help@real.com, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

195 Franki Kaye May 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I just downloaded this onto my new computer (Windows 8) but in the library tab, where it has the option to upload to the cloud or download, it says “Download is not available”. That’s the whole reason I got it! What’s going on?

196 RealPlayer Team May 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

Sorry for the inconvenience. Performing a clean uninstall and reinstall can help you resolve many issues, to do so follow this link: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23994572

Note: Clean uninstall includes removing RealPlayer folders. Therefore, make sure you delete the RealPlayer folders as mentioned on the link before reinstalling RealPlayer. After installing, follow the steps to enable the RealPlayer Plug-in in your web browser: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

If that doesn’t help, please send an email to help@real.com

197 drycoolgate@gmail.com May 21, 2014 at 8:38 am

I need to have in my laptop realplayer download to watch video utube download

198 Brinton Felixraja May 22, 2014 at 6:51 am

You can download the free RealPlayer Basic software from the following website:

http://www.real.com/realplayer.html

If you are prompted to select a ‘Premium’ or ‘Basic’ install option during the installation process, please select the ‘Basic’ option.

After it is installed, enable the RealDownloader plugin to download videos. Follow this link: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

Please let us know, if you have additional questions.

199 govind June 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm

hi real team,
I am using a window 7 Lenovo laptop. I install real player cloud but like before real download box is not appear in Google chrome and window explorer but its shows up in Firefox browser.. but i prefer to use internet explorer browser. Can u help me on this what be done.

thanks

200 RealPlayer Team June 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Sorry you can’t download videos. Please read this article for instructions to download videos using Internet Explorer:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

If that doesn’t work, please send an email to help@real.com

201 biskwit June 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm

i want the old version, this version sucks! i can not download the way i download before! please release AGAIN the old version

202 RealPlayer Team June 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Sorry. RealPlayer Cloud is the newest version of RealPlayer, available for customers who have an operating system of Windows 7 or higher. RealPlayer Cloud includes all the functions of RealPlayer 16, as well as allowing you to upload and share videos, play them across your various devices, and watch them on your TV using Chromecast, Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

If you purchased RealPlayer Plus 16, when you update to RealPlayer Cloud, you still get all the premium features of RealPlayer, including burning DVDs, accelerated video downloads, cleaning your music library, printing playlists, and more.

Use of the Cloud storage and sharing features is completely optional. We think it’s a cool–and private–way to share your favorite videos with friends and family, but there is no requirement to upload your videos to the Cloud if you don’t want to.

Please be aware that we are no longer making any updates to RealPlayer 16 or earlier versions, and popular features such as Download This Video may not work on these versions. Therefore, we strongly recommend using RealPlayer Cloud.

If you still need RealPlayer 16, you can download it using this link:

http://cache-download.real.com/free/support/win/RealPlayer16.exe

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

203 biskwit June 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm

when i go 2 youtube or animeget.com or whatever site that has videos on it, i NO LONGER SEE THE DOWNLOAD PART at the upper right of the video! what the fuck did you guyz do? i can’t even sign to the cloud even though i’ve CORRECTLY TYPED my email and password using my facebook account, this is bullshit!!! bring back the old version PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

204 RealPlayer Team June 27, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Please see our response to your post via this link:

http://www.real.com/resources/download-one-video/#comment-21857

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

205 LEjane June 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

How can I download a video or movie or music video from youtube?

206 Brinton Felixraja June 30, 2014 at 1:23 am

First, make sure that you have the latest version of RealPlayer Cloud and the RealDowloader plugin is enabled to download videos. RealPlayer Cloud is the latest version which you can download it from https://www.real.com

After it is installed, enable the RealDowloader plugin by following this link: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/23689856

To Download Videos from the Web, follow the instructions given in the below link:

http://cache-download.real.com/free/windows/mrkt/help/RealPlayer-Cloud/en/RealPlayer-help.htm#Recording_Download-Record_Web.htm

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

207 Michael John July 3, 2014 at 2:28 am

Am using android phone and I need to download some videos for my saxophone lessons.please how can I use the real player with my phone?

208 RealPlayer Team July 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

I see that you are using Tecno H5 Android phone. RealPlayer Cloud Android app is compatible to run on your phone. However, this app can’t download videos from Internet directly. Alternately if you have a PC which has RealPlayer Cloud desktop software, you can download Internet videos by following this link:

http://cache-download.real.com/free/windows/mrkt/help/RealPlayer-16/en/RealPlayer-help.htm#Recording_Download-Record_Web.htm

Once downloading the videos, you can upload them to your cloud account by following this link:

http://cache-download.real.com/free/windows/mrkt/help/RealPlayer-Cloud/en/RealPlayer-help.htm#upload-video.htm

On your phone, please sign in to the same account and you can download any videos that have been uploaded to your Cloud Library or stored on a connected device or PC. Just tap and hold the video, then tap Download in the bar that appears at the top of the screen.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

209 Michael John July 3, 2014 at 2:31 am

can real player work on android phones?…I really need a video down loader.

210 RealPlayer Team July 4, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Please see our response to your post via this link:

http://www.real.com/resources/download-one-video/#comment-22010

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

211 new year quote July 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Everything posted made a lot of sense. However, think about
this, suppose you were to create a killer title?
I ain’t suggesting your information is not good., but suppose you added something that grabbed folk’s attention?
I mean Best Sites to Download Online Videos Free —
RealPlayer is kinda plain. You might glance at Yahoo’s front page and note how they create post titles
to grab viewers to click. You might add a related video or a related pic or two to get
people excited about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it might
make your website a little bit more interesting.

212 Brinton Felixraja July 6, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. Your insights and opinions will help us in our ongoing efforts to enhance our products and services.

213 Enrique July 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Real Player cloud is not compatible with WINDOWS 8, I tested the software and in my case the computer showed me that the software is not compatible.
In a laptop that has windows 7 I download the old version of Real Player 16 and worked as always during all the years I have been using it.
Something is not working properly and it is time taking to try to figure out. Definitively decided to erase cloud real player and use laptop to download and work with real player.

214 Brinton Felixraja July 9, 2014 at 12:12 am

RealPlayer Cloud is compatible with Windows 8. At this time, RealPlayer Cloud is available for customers who have an operating system of Windows 7 or higher. Other customers are able to install and access all the features of RealPlayer Cloud. In this case, I recommend you to disable the firewall temporarily and then try again. You can use alternate browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.

You can download the free RealPlayer Basic software from the following website:

http://www.real.com

After installing the basic version of RealPlayer Cloud sign in.

If you’re unable to install RealPlayer Cloud, please send an email to help@real.com with screenshot to locate the exact issue.

215 M. VENKATARAO July 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

How can I download “Real Player Movie Downloader” from the website.

Please Advice.

Thanks and Best Regards,
M. Venkatarao.

216 Brinton Felixraja July 13, 2014 at 5:28 am

First, you need to install RealPlayer Cloud and then enable the RealDowloader plugin.

You can download the free RealPlayer Basic software from the following website:

http://www.real.com/

After installing the basic version of RealPlayer, follow this link to enable the RealDowloader plugin: http://customer.real.com/entries/23689856

To know more about downloading videos from Internet, please read the information given in this link: http://cache-download.real.com/free/windows/mrkt/help/RealPlayer-Cloud/en/RealPlayer-help.htm#Recording_Download_This_Video_button.htm

Hope this helps!

217 Masoma July 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

i have downloaded real downloader but the box isnt appearing on the corner HELP!! =(

218 RealPlayer Team July 13, 2014 at 4:11 pm

We are no longer distributing RealDownloader, as it does not support newer browsers and file formats. If you have Windows 7 or higher, you can install RealPlayer Cloud to download videos. RealPlayer Cloud includes all the functions of RealPlayer 16, as well as allowing you to upload and share videos, play them across your various devices, and watch them on your TV using Chromecast, Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

First, Download the free version from http://www.real.com (depending on your operating system, the button may say Download the Free RealPlayer or Get RealPlayer Cloud Free).

Next, enable the download plugins by following this link:

http://customer.real.com/entries/23689856

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

219 Nick August 31, 2014 at 5:10 am

Hello,

I am trying to download videos using cloud web videos, but when I click on download this video, it gives an error message “Real down-loader has stopped working”. I also uninstalled as mentioned above and tried re installing but the problem continues. I tried downloading through Mozilla, I keep getting the same error. In chrome and IE I don’t even get that option.

220 Brinton Felixraja August 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

To fix this issue, change the download location and then try again. To do so, follow this link: https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/24071053

Make sure that you have enabled the RealDowloader plugin in Internet Explorer browser. Follow the instructions given in the link to below:

https://realnetworks.zendesk.com/entries/95795303

Regarding Google Chrome:

With the release of Chrome 35, Google has announced that they will only allow customers to use extensions from the Chrome Web Store. Therefore, Download This Video will not work in Chrome 35 and above. We are working on a solution that we expect to release in the near future. In the meantime, please use Internet Explorer or Firefox to download videos.

If the button does not appear after enabling the plugins, follow these steps:

1. Open RealPlayer Cloud.
2. Click on RealPlayer Cloud Logo.
3. Go to File.
4. Then select New and then New Web Browser.
5. Type http://www.youtube.com and then choose a video.
6. If ‘Download This Video’ button is not enabled, make a right click and then select ‘Download This video’ option.

For Internet Explorer:

1. Launch Internet Explorer.
2. Go to http://www.youtube.com or the URL of the website.
3. Choose a video and then make a right click when the video starts playing.
5. Select ‘Download This video’ option.

Hope this helps! If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

221 Marty September 19, 2014 at 3:06 am

Why can’t I record from YouTube? When I play a video from YouTube, there appears a flag that says “download this video” When I try to record, a box opens up from Real Downloader Plus that says “unable to record”. So how can I record from YouTube to either Real Downloader Plus or something else like Cloud?

222 Brinton Felixraja September 19, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are aware of this issue and are working to get it resolved in a future release.

Many customers have reported that disabling the Shockwave Flash Object in Internet Explorer Add-ons has allowed them to download videos in Internet Explorer (however, this step will not work in Firefox). To try this, follow these steps:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click on tools or the cog icon at the upper right of the browser window.
3. Click on Manage Add-ons.
4. Then choose “All Add-ons” in the drop down menu under “Show” at the left pane.
5. Disable Shockwave Flash Object.
6. Close the Internet Explorer and reopen it.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to help@real.com

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