Real Networks Is Back To Whip Your Home Movie Collection Into Shape

Sharing video in the mobile age is still just as clunky and labor intensive as it was in the desktop era. Sure, uploading it to YouTube or Facebook is easy enough—but there are few decent options for sharing them directly with only a few select people. And god help you if you're trying to share content across… » 9/24/13 9:00pm 9/24/13 9:00pm

RealNetworks Barred From Selling RealDVD Ever Again

Last week a judge put a temporary ban » 10/09/08 5:50am 10/09/08 5:50am on the sale of RealNetworks' DVD backup program RealDVD, claiming that it violated the DMCA. The court has decided to uphold the ban indefinitely, and judging by the tone and nature of the judge's statements, it doesn't sound like they'll ever change their mind. The arguments…

Surprise: RealNetworks Banned from Selling RealDVD Copying Software

After being oh-so-predictably sued by six movie studios » 10/06/08 10:30am 10/06/08 10:30am, RealNetworks is now just as predictably banned by a judge from selling its weirdly anachronistic DVD-ripping RealDVD program. At least until Tuesday, so the judge can review the filings to determine just how boneheaded it is. In a small victory for Real, they…

RealNetworks Sued for DVD Copying Software That Nobody Wanted Anyway

Almost reflexively, six studios have filed suit against RealNetworks for their brand-new DVD copying software. RealDVD, as it is (was?) called, was tepidly received » 10/01/08 6:15am 10/01/08 6:15am on account of crippling DRM which only allows for viewing of a ripped DVD on one PC, precluding the portability that might account for someone wanting to…

RealNetworks RealDVD: Legal DVD Backup, No Real Point

Unlike other DVD backup software that has succumbed to movie industry pressures, RealNetworks' RealDVD gives you a new way to copy DVDs to your computer caked with so much DRM that you'll question why you went through the trouble in the first place. (But maybe that's the point.) Fully approved by the DVD CCA » 9/08/08 8:34am 9/08/08 8:34am, RealDVD…

Yahoo Dumps Music Service, Sends Customers to Rhapsody

As if it hasn't been a rough enough patch for Yahoo, the company just announced that it would be ditching its iffy attempt at all-you-can-eat DRM music, Yahoo! Music Unlimited, and turn what subscribers it does have over to Rhapsody. This is good news for people who may have signed up for Yahoo before reading reviews;… » 2/04/08 8:32am 2/04/08 8:32am

Rhapsody Makes Facebook App (Because Everyone Else Is Doing It)

Just got word that the Rhapsody music service has a new Facebook app called Music By Rhapsody. You get "access" to 4.5 million songs, and there's a preference engine that recommends songs for you and your visitors to play from the profile page. The price catch is, you get 25 free songs per month, after which you have… » 12/17/07 8:12am 12/17/07 8:12am

Rhapsody and Haier Go PC-Free with Ibiza Wi-Fi Music Player

Today Rhapsody and Haier launched the Ibiza Wi-Fi music player, which lets you download Rhapsody tracks via Wi-Fi without connecting to a PC first. This is really good news for Rhapsody users, until now there was no true portable device for managing tracks, though Apple, Microsoft and SanDisk (with Yahoo) have… » 11/20/07 10:17am 11/20/07 10:17am

RealNetworks and MTV Form Rhapsody America Music Service With Verizon…

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Real and MTV are putting together a Voltron-like online retailer called Rhapsody America in order to better combat Apple's iTunes Music Store. The V Cast Music over-the-air service from Verizon Wireless will form the 3G-powered mobile-distribution arm. Though no pricing or timing details were announced,… » 8/21/07 11:32am 8/21/07 11:32am