13 New Versions of RealPlayer Now Available

RealNetworks®, said today it has released RealPlayer® 10 for Linux in nine new European and Asian languages, and RealPlayer 10 for Mac OS X in four new language versions, thereby extending RealPlayer’s role as the platform enabling content creators to reach consumers via the greatest variety of operating systems and devices.

Real also announced that Red Flag Software, a leading desktop Linux provider in Asia, has licensed RealPlayer 10 for distribution with its Linux desktop, solidifying the role of RealPlayer as the leading media player for Linux. RealPlayer has already been chosen by leading Linux providers including Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Turbolinux for use on Linux PCs, and was selected by Motorola for inclusion in Motorola’s Linux-based mobile handsets. Analysts predict that more than 9 million Linux PCs will ship globally in 2004, making it the second most widely adopted operating system for the PC.

“Content creators want to be able to reach the fast growing Linux marketplace as well as the global market. RealPlayer in combination with RealAudio and RealVideo, enables content creators to reach these markets in a powerful way, today,” said Robert Acker, Vice President, RealNetworks, Inc.

RealPlayer for Linux was developed in the Helix Community through the joint efforts of RealNetworks and more than 100 external software contributors, which included both volunteers and developers sponsored by partner companies. With more than 50,000 registered users, the Helix Community provides a comprehensive and trusted environment for digital media product development.

RealPlayer 10 for Linux is immediately available in the following languages and corresponding markets: English (North America and U.K.), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish as well as Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). The final version of RealPlayer 10 for Linux is available for immediate free download in Europe, Asia Pacific, as well as North America at www.real.com/linux.

RealNetworks today also announced the immediate availability of the free version of RealPlayer 10 for Mac OS X in four additional versions: French, German, Japanese and Spanish. The newest RealPlayer for the Macintosh operating system gives Mac consumers the power to enjoy hours of audio and video content in many of the leading Internet media formats, with the added convenience and power of an integrated browser window, advanced video controls and a graphic equalizer. Consumers can download the newest versions of the free RealPlayer for Mac OS X, at www.real.com/mac.