Looks like Real is getting ready to set a new legal precedent for “fair use” of online video...I like the sound of it and hope they aren't forced to retreat!
For an in-depth look at the new player and more of its capabilities, you can check out the official press release here. And a beta of the new RealPlayer will reportedly be available for the public in June 2007
via a free download from www.realplayer.com.
- "By floating a "download this video" button next to video seen on thousands of Web sites, RealPlayer makes it one-click simple."
- "Time-shifting of recorded or downloaded content is a natural next step in the progression of the online video distribution and consumption"
- "RealPlayer feeds the appetite consumers have for interesting Web video while maintaining a connection with the content source"