The Beta version of Real’s latest media player, RealPlayer 11, is now available for download from the company’s website. We previously wrote an extensive review of the software, noting its flagship feature: the ability to download and save online video from virtually any website.
While it will be hard for RealPlayer to shake off its poor reputation, there’s much to like about version 11. The new interface and jukebox functionality has been appropriately borrowed from iTunes, and the ability to download and save videos from the web, not only works well, but should prove popular with users who want to build their own personal video collection.
In a later post, we followed up by asking whether Real’s new download feature might actually encourage online video producers to use more DRM.
Now you can try out the new version for yourself, available from Real’s site. (Note: this is a Beta version and users are already noting issues and complaining that it’s hard to find and re-install the previous version.)