March 13
Real Networks Updates RealPlayer for Mac
InDesign offers 70 new features

by David Nagel
Senior producer

Real Networks, Seattle, has released an update to its RealPlayer multi-media viewer for the Macintosh. The company says the software offers improved performance and better access to the Message Service, which enables users to be notified in RealPlayer 7 when entertainment or breaking news content is available. Other new features include:

  • New look and feel;
  • Enhanced media navigation;
  • Manual resizing of video content;
  • Enhanced full-screen playback;
  • top 10 New Movie Trailers;
  • New Music Releases;
  • Video of the Day;
  • Music Download of the Day;
  • Breaking News Flashes.

In addition, Net2Phone's I.P. Telephony Software will be bundled with some versions of RealPlayer 7, enabling RealPlayer users to experience Net2Phone's PC-based Internet telephony services. For the Mac, the new requirements to run the software include: Mac OS 8.1 or later; 32 MB RAM; Virtual Memory turned on, set to 64MB; 604 PowerPC (200 MHz or better); 14.4Kbps modem (audio only); 28.8Kpbs modem (video) Internet Connection; Microsoft* Internet Explorer 4.01 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later.

The RealPlayer 7 free download is available at

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