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Intel Paying $120M For RealNetworks Patents, Video Codecs

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January 26, 2012 5:07:45 PM

Does Real have a codec that can play BD's? That is the only feature that would be of any interest to the public for Windows 7 with a patch and Windows8 native support for playback of BD's with Windows Media or Media Center.
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January 26, 2012 5:18:28 PM

warezmeDoes Real have a codec that can play BD's? That is the only feature that would be of any interest to the public for Windows 7 with a patch and Windows8 native support for playback of BD's with Windows Media or Media Center.


We're talking about Intel not Microsoft ... it'd be more interesting to pursue this on the Quicksync path.
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January 26, 2012 5:50:52 PM

I wonder if purchasing the patents was less expensive than licensing fees.
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January 26, 2012 6:24:25 PM

JohnnyLuckyI wonder if purchasing the patents was less expensive than licensing fees.


Buying the patent can allow for later trolling... which in time will pay the patent off.
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January 26, 2012 6:29:02 PM

realnetworks is real crap.
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January 26, 2012 6:55:48 PM

I wonder if Intel plans to put something in silicone for say Blu-Ray and then gives the codec to Microsoft. That would be an interesting way to one up competition on the hardware side.
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January 26, 2012 6:56:13 PM

ok intel keep the codecs but please put realplayer out of its misery
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January 26, 2012 7:10:31 PM

good god...realplayer still around? that thing is so obsolete! :o 
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January 26, 2012 7:16:37 PM

I hate and still hate realplayer, why? Freaking ads alllllll day-long, even some real media format like *.rm and *.rmvb can have built-in popping...
Switching player to basically anything else is superior to it...
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January 26, 2012 7:19:10 PM

KelvintyI hate and still hate realplayer, why? Freaking ads alllllll day-long, even some real media format like *.rm and *.rmvb can have built-in popping...Switching player to basically anything else is superior to it...

Real Player was one of the most aggravating pieces of software I've ever used. It was more like a virus than a useful program. It would steal file associations without asking, refuse to be deleted, spam you with advertisements, etc. Good riddance.
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January 26, 2012 7:22:19 PM

They still exist?!
Last time I used that piece of junk was 10+ years ago. Now it's VLC or MPC and I tend to
avoid all Real formats like the plaque.
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January 26, 2012 8:26:43 PM

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Yeah, but some porn comes in .RM format only.


wow you must go to the shadiest of the shady porn sites then. i hope you have a good AV program installed
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January 26, 2012 9:21:27 PM

Like others I am surprised when ever I hear realnetworks named mentioned assuming/hoping that they had gone out of business. I wonder how much more it would of cost Intel to buy the whole company patents and all and put them and the rest of the Internet out of our collective misery that is their continued existence?
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January 26, 2012 9:22:27 PM

suport for .rm and not .webm ?? what they thinking?????
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January 27, 2012 2:34:19 AM

"next generation codec"? "popular"? Did the author ever have the unfortunate misfortune of being forced to use Realplayer? It was pure junk. The internet celebrated the day it died.
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January 27, 2012 4:43:42 AM

JohnnyLuckyI wonder if purchasing the patents was less expensive than licensing fees.


its better to purchase than license, because if the tech takes off and they know they have gold, they can up the cost in the long term to be more then the 120 mill you pay upfront.

__-_-_-__realnetworks is real crap.


their program and the way the company went, yea, the core itself... there is a reason my most people used real back in the day... even a few years ago, i downloaded a... well... porn that was real encoded, it annoyed me, but it was i believe 150mb, i got it working, and holy crap... the quality in the video itself was something i would expect from a 500mb size file. the thing was immaculate, even by todays standards it was REALLY REALLY GOOD, to the point that if it was an open standard, that is what would be used on anything dvd or less, i don't know how it holds up in hd.

captaincharismaok intel keep the codecs but please put realplayer out of its misery


no matter how good the codecs are, realplayers is tainted to the point of no return.

notsleepgood god...realplayer still around? that thing is so obsolete!


you would think that, but its not... it is the best non hd codec i ever seen in the space it took up. the codec was immaculate, but people never took advantage of it when it was popular because we had crap internet at the time, what would have the point been.

captaincharismawow you must go to the shadiest of the shady porn sites then. i hope you have a good AV program installed


wasn't even shady, though i cant describe what it was because this is a family friendly site. real, correct me if im wrong, was one of the first with a drm built in wasnt it? and it was a really popular format before the program became adware. porn are early adopters of anything, and the codec is awesome, so some stuck with the codec alone and dumped the real players. granded i know nothing about pay sites, just the free previews

siuol11"next generation codec"? "popular"? Did the author ever have the unfortunate misfortune of being forced to use Realplayer? It was pure junk. The internet celebrated the day it died.


the codecs are perfect like i said before, the software on the other hand...
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January 27, 2012 5:03:26 AM

So does this mean that if you have an Intel processor, your computer will randomly stop and say BUFFERING for several minutes at a time?
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January 27, 2012 7:08:02 AM

I think the deal may contain patents that relate to open source mp4 and other codecs. They may produce an injunction to devices that natively support these codecs. They may also provide permission to use these codecs on their platform, marking an increased sail in their devices
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January 27, 2012 11:45:10 AM

I dont think Ive ever seen "RealPlayer" and "next generation video codec" in the same sentence before.. I feel like forking the sign of the evil eye, spitting on the ground, and spinning around three times..
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January 27, 2012 12:01:19 PM

I hope to never see a damned .rm file ever again. Please Intel, loot the company and kill it with fire when you are done.

RealPlayer, next to iTunes/Quicktime is one of the most loathed piece of ''software'' ever created IMO.
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February 1, 2012 5:36:32 AM

I actually still use realplayer to download from YouTube. Hover over a video and click the download button, it brings up a download manager and saves to whatever folder you specify in preferences. The program isn't as bad as it used to be, especially if you turn off the message center part of it.
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