RealNetworksÂ®, Inc. the leading creator of digital media services and software, today announced the final release of RealPlayerÂ® 10, the first free media player that enables consumers to play content in any of the major Internet media formats, including RealAudio×‚, RealVideo×‚, AAC, Windows Media, QuickTime MPEG-4 and MP3. Released in â€œbetaâ€ form on January 7th in the U.S. only, the final version of RealPlayer 10 is now available in North America, Europe (German and English versions) and Japan with additional international versions scheduled to launch later this summer.
The free RealPlayer 10 is the easiest and friendliest RealPlayer ever, and offers consumers:
Support for every major media format and the ability to play music from all of the major online music stores;
An integrated music download store with more than 500,000 tracks encoded in 192 Kb/s AAC audio, delivering the highest quality audio of any download store (U.S. version only);
The ability to fast forward and rewind within streams without delay, and to pause live streams;
The best quality streaming video and audio ever through RealVideoÂ® 10, RealAudioÂ® 10 with AAC;
Support for over 50 portable music devices, including the iPOD, palmOne Treo 600 and Creative Zen NX