Even though I’m finding fewer reasons to actually need a RealMedia player these days, there’s always the odd file/URL that requires it. My new PC did not have a copy of RealPlayer installed, so I headed over to Real’s site to grab a copy. The latest version of the player is now called RealOne, and at first glance, it looked like Real started charging for the player, or at least required a valid credit card number before they would allow the download. Well, sorry, no way. I didn’t need it that badly.
After poking around the site for awhile, I found that they had buried the free download page deep in the bowels of the site. So, if you want to download RealOne and not have to give them your credit card number, head over to their free download page.