As part of the RealPlayer Plus package, users can now transfer downloaded video content to the Apple iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod Video. iPod owners who previously only had access to video content available through Apple iTunes now have access to non-DRM protected videos from thousands of sites on the Web.
Real will extend the popular and simple one-click download feature in the new RealPlayer to a global audience by the end of November with the availability of localized versions for nine additional languages. In addition, a beta version of the new RealPlayer for Mac is now available and allows the downloading of non-DRM protected Web videos from thousands of sites for playback online or offline.
"Now consumers can use the one-click download functionality to view Web video offline on their PC or transfer video to popular portable media devices like the iPod," said Harold Zeitz, senior vice president of media software and services at Real. "RealPlayer is one of the most popular applications around the world, and by the end of the month our customers from North America to China will have this one-click video download functionality and the ability to watch videos on the go with their iPods in their own native languages."
Real will continue development of the new RealPlayer in the coming months, with plans to add video transfer support for the Apple iPhone and iTouch in early 2008. The new RealPlayer is available as a free download from www.realplayer.com. Support for the transfer of video to the Apple iPod is available to those customers who upgrade to RealPlayer Plus at a one-time cost of $39.99.