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Realplayer 16 Compatability Problem

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    Realplayer 16 Compatability Problem


    I am unable to run install program for realplaver 16. I get the error message "This app can't run on your PC" However the Windows Eight compatible website says that it is! Does anyone have a solution?

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    What version are you trying to install?
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    I have purchased Realplayer version 16
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Funny, when I look in Compatibility Center, is see Version 14, 10. however Version 16 should work in Win 8. Not knowing the specs of your computer it is possible that there is a hardware or driver requirement preventing it from being installed.

    Where did you purchase it from?
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    have you tried running the exe in compatibility mode ,by right clciking on the exe file and go to compatiblilty ,and try in win7 .

    to each there own i know ,I haven't used realplayer since win98 i think , but i perfer VLC media player and it free . VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!
    if you dont get your issue with realplayer sorted you might give it a try
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    I am running Windows 8.1 on a new Dell Inspiron 23 (Model 5348) Windows Compatibility Website shows that RealPlayer is OK However trying to run the installation program I get the message "This app won't run on this computer" I guess that I will have to contact Dell to get a fix.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Dobinson View Post
    I am running Windows 8.1 on a new Dell Inspiron 23 (Model 5348) Windows Compatibility Website shows that RealPlayer is OK However trying to run the installation program I get the message "This app won't run on this computer" I guess that I will have to contact Dell to get a fix.
    i know your issue thats why i suggested the free VLC media player
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    Quick question Does the VLC media player play *.rm files? (Real Player Files)
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    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Yes but I think it might have problems streaming, it should be ok with already dowloaded files though.
    There's also an open-source real media player called Helix, which might be worth a check : https://player.helixcommunity.org/
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Realplayer 16 Compatability Problem
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