Real Player 10 should be able to handle it. I don’t know if Real Alternative has that codec in their package. If either fail try an older version of real player, like real audio player 3 (you may need to uninstall newer versions to get it to work).
I can play Real files requiring v3 codec on my portable Mac (OS 10.6, “Snow Leopard”) but not on my desktop system (10.7, “Lion”) because the installer that works on Lion doesn’t include the old codec. The player tries to download it from Real Media but it can’t because, according to Real’s own pages, support has been dropped as of September 2011. (see the link below:)
I’ve been working on a possible hack to move the codec from the working installation on Snow Leopard to the non-working one on Lion. I’ll post here if I have positive results.
While looking around on the 'net, I found this on the following forum:
“While playing one of the .ram files in RealPlayer 11.0.0, I noticed the app first wanted to download “RealAudio 3.0 codec Plug-in”, which added two .bundle files to the codec folder (ddnt.bundle and dnet.bundle). The exact message was: “This clip requires the following free software
[x] RealAudio 3.0 codec Plug-in 120 KB
Enables playback of audio content produced with the DolbyNet(tm) Audio Codec for RealAudio™. 188.8.131.5264”
So it’s “ddnt.bundle” and “dnet.bundle” that are required in the Mac version of Real Player to be able to play the files encoded with the 3.0 codec. I’ll post with more info later.
Okay; I’ve got good news and bad news.
Bad news first: the files necessary to play the older Real files were compiled using the PowerPC language and need the “Rosetta” program embedded in the intel version MacOS in order to run. That means that the new versions of MacOS, “Lion” and no doubt the future versions, cannot run them since “Rosetta” is no longer part of the OS.
In a nutshell: Real Player cannot be used on a Mac running “Lion” to play the older Real files. Newer files, sure, but not the older ones requiring the 3.0 codec.
Now for the good news, and it’s really good: the open-source program VLC (available for download at “videolan.org”) plays the older Real Player files perfectly using its own native codecs. I’ve just installed the VLC program on “Lion” and it plays old Real files without any problems. Looks like it supports lots of other things too like DVDs but I haven’t got into that yet. I’m just happy that the older codecs can be heard on the new Mac.