RealNetworks has unveiled RealPlayer 11 – the first media player able to download online videos with one-click. By that, they obviously mean YouTube. It also offers burning to DVD or CD – and it’s all for free later this month.
“The new RealPlayer gives consumers more control of Internet video than was ever possible before,” said Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO of Real. “By floating a “download this video” button next to video seen on thousands of web sites, RealPlayer makes it one-click simple. The new RealPlayer is a major step towards realising our vision of bringing great digital entertainment to more people on more screens around the world.”
Other features of the new RealPlayer include simultaneous video downloads, multi-format video support, downloading and recording for Windows Media, Real, and Quicktime files and faster video playback. The initial version will be PC only – the Mac version is scheduled for later in the year.
Future versions of the software will allow users to transfer online video content to personal media devices directly.