I don’t really like the Real Player programs…

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I don’t really like the Real Player programs - I know they’re free but they always seem to insist on calling back to the Real Networks site and it’s tough to work through all the settings to stop it. Unfortunately, some sites I’ve visited recently only have support for Real Audio so I’ve had to bite the bullet and reinstall again.

These are some instructions I found on Google for disabling some of the less than obvious settings:

From Real Networks:

Please follow the steps given below for the problem you are experiencing.

  1. Open RealOne Player

  2. Go to Tools menu Preferences My Library category

  3. Uncheck the “Enable This Feature” box under the “Add Media Automatically to Library”

  4. Click OK button in Preferences to confirm the change.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Preferences.

  2. In the Category pane, double-click Connection and then click Internet


  1. Select the Only Perform Automatic Services While RealOne Player is in Use option. A warning message appears.

  2. Click the No button in the message box.

  3. In the Preferences window, click OK.