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Real Player15 incompatible with Windows 8

HPDeskjet

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The latest version of Real Player still seems to be incompatible with Windows 8.

Every time I use it for any length of time it just breaks. Windows 8 It freezes, no information is to be seen on the page and also note the blue bar at the top of the screen instead of the selected system colour scheme. The downloading of Flash films using Real Player also does not work in W8. To get it working again the programme has to be shut down and reopened. When this happens Real Player also manages to bring down my ethernet connection, meaning a complete re-start of the computer is needed to get internet connectivity back up and running on the PC. Clean re-installs of the latest version of Real Player do not resolve the issue. Hopeless.

This is the only programme I have come across on my system that does not work as it should in Windows 8.


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Own build computer
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 E6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q SE Plus
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT240
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Samsung Synchmaster 2494HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 [1080p HDMI connection]
    Hard Drives
    Internal: OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb SSD, 2 x 400Gb SAMSUNG HD403LJ External: 1 x Iomega 2Tb, 1 x Iomega 1Tb,
    PSU
    Corsair AX750 [750w]
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 550D
    Keyboard
    Wireless Desktop 3000 v2.0
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps download/ 10Mbps upload Cable Connection via UPC Nederland

USCBOB2010

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Realplayer 15 will load and display everything and properly imported my libraries. Just one major problem, when I start to play a video, it will play for about 2 seconds and then the video part just freezes. The audio continues to play. When I use the timeline, it will only display a still image of the video. Of course, it also refuses to play any ,flv files. And Windows 8 does not have a Windows player installed. I downloaded a universal player which works intermittantly. So I use another machine with Windows 7 in which Realplayer works flawlessly. BOB
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL INSPIRON
    Memory
    3GB

MD678685

x64 all the way!
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64(!)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    acer Aspire AS7736G
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    DDR2 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce G210M
    Sound Card
    nVidia High Definition Audio, Realtek High Definition Audio (basically IDK)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" LED LCD Laptop Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS545050B9A300
    Iomega Select Desktop 2251799813685248(?)B(2TB) HDD
    PSU
    ?
    Internet Speed
    Around 5Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    avast! Antivirus 8
    Other Info
    X64 FOR THE WIN :D

HPDeskjet

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And it's goodbye Real Player with Windows 8 Final. It still does not work properly. UI freezes, the UI goes in to what was called basic non-aero mode in Windows 7 [see above screenshot: blue bar at top instead of correct system colour] and it manages to completely mess up the taskbar [other programme icons suddenly vanish for no reason]. How it manages to do this is a mystery. It's now off of my system for good.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Own build computer
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 E6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q SE Plus
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT240
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Samsung Synchmaster 2494HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 [1080p HDMI connection]
    Hard Drives
    Internal: OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb SSD, 2 x 400Gb SAMSUNG HD403LJ External: 1 x Iomega 2Tb, 1 x Iomega 1Tb,
    PSU
    Corsair AX750 [750w]
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 550D
    Keyboard
    Wireless Desktop 3000 v2.0
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps download/ 10Mbps upload Cable Connection via UPC Nederland

gdub

New Member
It seems to works for me. I have an m4v playing in RP 15 and all is OK. I have played it a few times now. But I have other issues with the Metro Start page so I am not real happy this morning either. Anyway, I hope you get some help. These inconsistencies can be fitful. Just wanted to let you know that RP 15 seems OK on my machine. Maybe I am just luck, at least there.....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 RC
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