Realplayer Freezes too often

  Pesala 23:17 26 Mar 2003

I use RealPlayer 8 in Windows ME to watch the BBC News. It always starts up OK the first time, but often freezes the second or third time around.

Anyone know what might be causing this?

384 Mbyte RAM AMD Athlon 1Ghz 40Gbyte Hard Drive

  Pesala 09:01 27 Mar 2003

Any new ideas today?

  User-312386 09:10 27 Mar 2003

Hi there

Just seen your post

Realplayer8 had loads of problems and just can not handle the media of today

I would suggest you uninstall that and go for real1 click here

Go to the bottom of the page and install the free player


  Pesala 09:22 27 Mar 2003

I am downloading this. It that the version that you mean?

  Pesala 13:15 27 Mar 2003

If all works well for a day or so, I will click the thread as resolved. Thank you for your help.

  suzie005 14:46 27 Mar 2003

got rid a couple of years ago cos it was rubbish.tried installing 8 the other day and it kept freezing before i'd even viewed owt.downloaded the V2 gold and it's been no problem at's very impressive

  Wak 16:25 27 Mar 2003

You can even burn CDs with V2Gold.

  Pesala 16:45 27 Mar 2003

RealOne wants me to register with my email address. I don't think I have to, and some of these programs can be a real pain in the neck checking for and automatically downloading updates etc.

What prefernces do you recommend I need to look out for? Is there any point in having Windows Media player installed as well? They seem to overlap to a great extent. I have WMP 9.0 installed and currently use it to play MP3 files.

  User-312386 08:16 28 Mar 2003

sorry i wasnt on line last night

Keep media player, I think you have to put your e-mail address in to have all the features


p.s. You like real1 then?

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