RealPlayer Now Available for Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor-Based Netbooks and Nettops

2008-08-19 11:00:00

 RealNetworks' comprehensive media player solution for netbooks and nettops

    provides OEMs with a single point of licensing for all popular media


    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19 /EMWNews/ -- From the Intel Developer Forum

(IDF), digital entertainment services company RealNetworks(R), Inc. is

announcing the availability of its popular RealPlayer(R) on Intel(R)

Atom(TM) Processor-based netbooks and nettops. By working with

RealNetworks, the netbook and nettop OEMs can bundle a Moblin-optimized

media player that includes the most sought-after media format support,

decreasing their development, legal and administrative costs and reducing


    "At Intel we see netbooks and nettops as an opportunity to expand basic

Internet usage throughout the world through simple and affordable devices

for consumers," said Doug Fisher, Intel vice president and general manager,

System Software Division. "The ability to play rich media is a key element

of that Internet experience. Our continued collaboration with Real to

deliver an integrated media solution as part of the Moblin software stack,

optimized for the Intel Atom Processor Technology will make it easier for

our customers to deliver solutions to market quickly."

    The new RealPlayer can play content in all the most sought-after

formats, including: RealMedia(R), Windows Media, MP3, MPEG4, H.264, AAC,

AAC+, VC-1 and Ogg. Devices that use the Intel Atom processor with Moblin

based OS will have the added benefit of highly optimized performance and

battery life when playing media content. RealPlayer can be used to play

content in a browser window for an embedded Internet experience, and also

as a stand-alone media player.

    "With the new RealPlayer for Intel Atom Processor-based netbooks and

nettops, Linux application developers can focus on what's most important:

the user experience," said Jack Klingert, vice president of intellectual

property licensing, RealNetworks. "Instead of spending time building

multimedia solutions from the ground up, developers can leverage a mature,

market-ready and Moblin compliant multimedia solution and bring rich

experiences to the Linux end-user."

    The new RealPlayer was developed using Real's Helix DNA(TM) technology,

available in source code form for development via free community source

licenses through the Helix Community ( And,

plugs into open source code base for an integrated and optimized

experience. Real plans to publish a standard API in the Helix Community to

provide third-party Linux application developers with the ability to create

innovative user experiences based on the functionality available in the


    Real will be demonstrating the new RealPlayer by appointment at the

Intel Developer Forum at Moscone Center in San Francisco, August 19 - 21,

2008. Contact to schedule an appointment.



    RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers

via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone.

Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead

the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer(R),

the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and

recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody(R) digital music

service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade(R),

one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of

mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers

through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate

information is located at

    RealNetworks, RealArcade, Rhapsody, RealPlayer and the Real logo are

trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its

subsidiaries. All other trademarks, names of actual companies and products

mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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