I’m not sure which surprises me more, the convoluted and unnecessary crap you have to go through in order to turn off all the various annoying behaviors in RealPlayer, or the fact that users haven’t rebelled against this kind of crap with such force that Rob Glaser and his infernal company go bankrupt in an avalanche of shareholder lawsuits.

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I totally agree with you, but the reassuring part is that the users have started to route around the company’s stupidity. Hopefully it’s a trend that will take off.

• Posted by: Anil on Jan 19, 2004, 12:03 AM

How to make RealPlayer 10 your media player and some corporate marketing lackey’s at RealNetworks… [via q daily]…

• Pinged by JayAllen - The Daily Journey on Jan 19, 2004, 7:57 PM

Yep, I hate Real Player for the very same reason. I downloaded Real Alternative just to get a NASA TV feed for the landings and press conferences (I cannot seem to get a Windows Media feed that works). RA works, although somewhat unreliably on my system. I hope they turn it into a more robust application soon.

• Posted by: Adrian Culici on Jan 27, 2004, 4:37 AM
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