The Real Player Alternative is a lite version of the Real Media Player. Much like QuickTime is an alternative to the QuickTime Pro version Real Media Networks went down the same path. They also bundle the Media Player Classic with the Real Alternative player.
Quicktime was always an excellent program however the size made it unattractive. Quicktime Alternative was developed on the back of it to play such files as .qt file which Quicktime used to play very well. This player comes with its own codecs which includes propriety formats from Apple without the need to actually install the Quicktime Player.
If you ever wanted a very small player then UMPlayer is what you are looking for. Its small download with loads of features. UMPlayer has loads of advanced features which you find in other plays such as VLC Player and GOM player and is also skinnable interface there is also a built-in subtitles search with and added audio / subtitles sync.
This is the latest release for the Microsoft Media Player. This player has been standard on all operating systems provided by Microsoft. Before that there was the Media Player Classic which is the very basic player which came out many years ago and still gets downloaded more than the newer versions of Microsoft Media players.
iTunes is a well known and very popular application for both the Mac and PC. This is not the normal player you would find such as GOM Player, KMPlayer oo the well known VLC Media Player as it also allows you to buy music online via the player itself. The Itunes player plays all your digital music and also video.
KMPlayer is one of the most downloaded players on the market next to VLC Player and GOM Player. The player has been known to be a very versatile multi-media player and can play a number of video formats. There no need for codecs with this player as KMPlayer uses its own internal codecs to play the video formats.
The GOM player is a freeware media player is a free video and audio player which has become very popular audio over the last 2 years. It is now displaying VLC media player which was the most common player. Note that all the video codecs are built into the player hence you will not needed any additional codecs.
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The VLC media player is a very portable and also a very popular multimedia player for a number of audio and video formats available today on the internet. It also plays DVDs, VCDs, and a number of other streaming protocols without the need for an external codec or program.
The RealPlayer has become less popular over the years are Real Networks started to add loads of bells and whistles add-on to the program. It became a resource hog and many have opted for lighter software such as VLC Player and GOM Player. This player has always enabled you to play RealAudio (*.ra) and RealMedia (*.ram) files.
The Media Player Classic has been around for many years and looks like the first version of Microsoft player. This player is a very compact and easy to use media player for Microsoft Windows that looks and feels like Windows Media Player 6.4 The software player is small and very lightweight and not a resource hog like so many players today however it supports many video and audio file types.
The JetAudio media player is an integrated multimedia software player made up of a single compact setup which is easy to use. The jetAudio also plays most music and video files and it also has such abilities as CD burning, recording, and also conversion to other digital formats.
The Adobe Media Player is a today the next generation in desktop media players, providing not only high quality video playback and audio playback both streamed and downloaded, or locally stored video files. Using the rather easy to use yet intuitive user interface the Adobe Media Player, allows you to subscribe to and also to watch most online video content.