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show user profile  stevey2shoes
Hi
I asked a while ago about a problem with ae only showing the bottom half of videos and someone kindly posted an solution, this was to uninstall a specific windows update, trouble is every time i switch it back on it re installs it,
I've got fed up of that now, but what I HAVE noticed is that real player has REALLY taken a dive lately,
now i have no interest in real player and only use it to save YouTube videos but recently it doesn't allow the pop up to allow me to do this, and recently even if i do sort that (there is a way around it which is ass ache), it decides that most of the videos i download simply cant be played, im not sure why it cant tell me that BEFORE it wastes my time. so my question is.....
does anyone know a solution to make real players down loader actually download stuff, or failing that can anyone recommend a safe stable virus free alternative program for downloading videos of YouTube?
thanks in advance
steve
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7/29/2013 12:09:03 AM (last edit: 7/29/2013 12:09:03 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Real Player still exists?

Have you tried this? (or similar) http://www.clipconverter.cc/







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7/29/2013 12:30:51 AM (last edit: 7/29/2013 12:30:51 AM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
is it safe?
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7/29/2013 12:35:03 AM (last edit: 7/29/2013 12:35:03 AM)
show user profile  Krogoth
RealPlayer has always been really trashy as long as I can remember. I use either VLC or MPC-HC for playing videos. I would recommend using JDownloader for downloading YouTube videos. Just copy the url for the video and it usually automatically parses it. It will then give you a display for all available formats, 1080p, 720p, etc. The only drawback is that the program uses Java, so it's a bit slow to launch.

In Windows Update, you should be able to hide updates so it doesn't install them or tell you about them.
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7/29/2013 12:35:09 AM (last edit: 7/29/2013 12:35:42 AM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
i tried clipconverter and its riddled with pops ups, ive downloaded another one now that swears its adware free and the first thing it shows you after its down loaded is a bloody big advet for somone,
think my computers gonna need a antivirus run
thanks anyway
steve
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7/29/2013 1:32:43 PM (last edit: 7/29/2013 1:32:43 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
you can disable specific windows updates, by using the setting, that shows you which updates are available, before it automatically installs them. If you right click on a specific update, you can tell windows-update to hide that update.
I have had to do this several times in the past, because of broken updates.. (such as IE7, IE9 and one of the updates that follow IE10, which causes blurred text in firefox on old Radeon cards..)

Also, never use RealPlayer, not that I have used real player in years, but as shitty and intrusive as it was back in the day, I would say that they lost their chance..

Terribly boring signature.
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7/30/2013 12:10:57 AM (last edit: 7/30/2013 12:11:37 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Pfft, who uses automatic updates? I've had it turned off since about 2001, only updating security things and other essential stuff. Not a massive fan of microsoft ramming it's bloatware down my throat.
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7/30/2013 1:23:43 AM (last edit: 7/30/2013 1:23:43 AM)
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