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Author:   Duncan Idaho
Date:   Sep 18, 12 at 10:22pm (PST)
Subject:   Real player is eating memory like crazy
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so i downloaded real player for it's app real player downloader now i find at random the damn thing is starting two proceses, both use over 90% in CPU i can shut them down but they are replaced by a third process, inactive system process it's cpu usage goes from 87 to 98 it will shift trough all the numbers between those two, but it's a hollow process since my current CPU usage is of 2% to 14%



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 12:03am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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inactive system process? you mean system idle process? that process is supposed to have a high value. put simply, it shows what percentage of your CPU is idle (its more complicated than that, but thats all you need to know).



Author:   Chekkaa
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 12:22am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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Either your system sucks, or Real Player sucks. Have you looked at VLC?



Author:   Duncan Idaho
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 7:21am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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quote Chekkaa
Either your system sucks, or Real Player sucks. Have you looked at VLC?
chekka i have a decent laptop, real player is buggy, meh i might wind up uninstaling it since real player downloader is still buggy (tells me i need adobe flash player to work with .flv files which is the default format it downloads any video and i have flash player but it wont acknowledge it) and i use VLC for reproducing video.

hiigaran probably is the process you mention, the name i posted differs since i translated it from spanish



Author:   harbin
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 7:29am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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It's Real Player that sucks, which is why I never use it.

Download RealAlternative if you need to open them. I use MPC-HC as my main media player for opening standalone files.



Author:   Duncan Idaho
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 7:35am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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quote harbin91
It's Real Player that sucks, which is why I never use it.

Download RealAlternative if you need to open them. I use MPC-HC as my main media player for opening standalone files.
the catch is that i only use real player downloader, not the video reproductor, since from time to time i download musical vids and convert them to . mp3 format, but given that they still have the same issue of not being compatible adobe flash player.

crap i forgot to mention, the real player process activates at random, even when i am not using the program



Author:   harbin
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 7:40am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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Those'll be background processes that open up on startup automatically probably.



Author:   Duncan Idaho
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 7:42am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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i would have tought the same but if i open presentation or opera both process start operating, not even if i reset the laptop they start.



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 8:59am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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quote Duncan Idaho
quote harbin91
It's Real Player that sucks, which is why I never use it.

Download RealAlternative if you need to open them. I use MPC-HC as my main media player for opening standalone files.
the catch is that i only use real player downloader, not the video reproductor, since from time to time i download musical vids and convert them to . mp3 format, but given that they still have the same issue of not being compatible adobe flash player.
cant you just use youtubetomp3.com or a similar site for something like that?



Author:   Duncan Idaho
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 10:59am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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quote hiigaran
cant you just use youtubetomp3.com or a similar site for something like that?
i havent had a sucefull experience with those websites, i have youtube video downloader but it only works with YT which i do not always visit, i frequent uploaded2 for example



Author:   harbin
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 11:00am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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I prefer Zamzar for stuff like conversion. Just a shame it doesn't do files larger than 100mb. Wish they did a desktop program version of that.



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 11:01am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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hmm...there are plenty of extensions for firefox and chrome that allow you to rip sound files directly from a page. i havent used them in ages though, so i dont remember any of their names.



Author:   Duncan Idaho
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 11:26am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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hiigaran fire fox has video downloader, but i stopped using fire fox ages ago since it always ate up my RAM



Author:   Leonidas-SD
Date:   Oct 05, 12 at 5:53am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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People still use Real Player ? I thought it was dead a decade ago when it started incorporating bloatware into its installation. I know that from that moment on I dont use it.

VLC all the way!



Author:   Lorx
Date:   Oct 06, 12 at 3:26am (PST)
Subject:   re: Real player is eating memory like crazy
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quote Duncan Idaho
hiigaran fire fox has video downloader, but i stopped using fire fox ages ago since it always ate up my RAM
Downthemall and Flashgot both work wonders for me. You'll pull the files as the format they are, so if you want to grab a youtube video and turn it into an mp3 you'll need something else to do that. DTA and Flashgot are both Firefox extensions, should be easy googles to find. DTA is something I use more for batch downloading stuff like picture galleries or the like, Flashgot is what I use for youtube and it's look-a-likes.

I use a program called Mediacoder to switch around the filetypes when I need to, it's a pretty solid program (&free), but I feel like there's probably better out there. I've heard a lot of people love SUPER still, but it was very finicky and I just couldn't stand it.


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