How to Repair RealPlayer

by Diana Braun
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RealPlayer is a media player available for free that allows users to play and watch videos in formats including MPEG-4, MP3, RealVideo, Windows Media and QuickTime. RealPlayer is compatible with both PC and Mac OS X platforms. New software installations and corrupted files may cause RealPlayer to stop working. If you are seeing errors when trying to view a video in RealPlayer, it is likely that the files of the player are corrupt. Uninstall and then reinstall the latest version of RealPlayer to repair and fix any errors.

Uninstall Real Player

Step 1

Uninstall Real Player. Click "Start" from the System Tray located at the bottom of the desktop. Click "Control Panel" located on the right side of the Start Menu.

Step 2

Click "Programs and Features" from the Control Panel.

Step 3

Click "Real Player" from the list of programs and then click the "Uninstall" button.

Click "OK" to confirm the removal of Real Player.

Install Real Player

Step 1

Download the latest version of Real Player.

Step 2

Double-click the Real Player executable file from the download source on your computer.

Step 3

Follow the installation wizard instructions to complete installation.

Launch Real Player by clicking the "Real Player" icon from your desktop or list of applications and begin enjoying movies.


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About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.

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