The files are encoded with RealVideo 9 codec and RealAudio 9 codec. I just can’t play it with RealPlayer 8 Plus. The player said it has to upgrade to RealPlayer 10 but this version of RealPlayer 8 Plus is gonna be deleted if I install RealPlayer 10.
It’s odd you only got the upgrade msg, because when I tried to play a real media 9 clip in real player 8, I’d get the upgrade msg to rp 10 first, but when I click cancel it’ll offer me to download the codecs. Maybe it’s different with real player plus. Who knows?
Well here’s a manual trick you can try.
Ask a friend or someone you know who has real player 10 and ask them to find these files and send them to you.
Then copy them to this folder
C:/Program Files/Common Files/Real/Codecs
If all else fails you can also try real alternative, but then I don’t know what it’ll do to your real player plus.
I recommend uninstalling Real Player of any kind, then install Real Alternative:
Real Alternative will do all of what Real Player can. The bonus with Real Alternative is it doesn’t have all the bad stuff in it which Real Player does.
I have been using the RV9 codec update with RealPlayer 8 (basic) and it usually works great - but have now come across an RV9 rmbv file that shows no video, just a black screen, the audio is fine.
These are the rwo codec files I updated already
Are there any other updates I need to do for the latest RV9 encoded files?
I don’t know if this is of any significance, but the version I have is 22.214.171.1242 for both files. It’s interesting to note Real Networks doesn’t make the codec download for Real Player 8 available anymore (have they been reading my post?)
I have been using realPlayer v8 with the standard RV9 codec update (126.96.36.1992) - these work for all my RM files except for a this new batch of rmbv files - these RV9 files play without problem using RealPlayer v10 and Real Alternative v1.29.
If at all possible I would prefer to update RealPlayer v8 - to avoid all the extras in the later versions.
The newer codec versions (188.8.131.529 - from www.dlldump.com) make no difference - older files still play OK but these new ones have no video only audio.
Does anyone know if there are some other files I need to update to restore full RV9 decoding?
Alternatively if RP8 has a basic limitation that cannot be corrected by codec updates please let me know.