RealPlayer takes online videos offline
In June, Real Networks will launch a beta of their updated RealPlayer. Robert Scoble caught up with Real Networks VP Jeff Chasen for a preview.
If the four minute video doesn't do it for you, Scoble has also posted a much longer video of the complete interview.
At its most basic level, the new player adds support for flash videos. But it also integrates with your web browser. Anytime you view a flash video on YouTube or any other site, a button will pop up allowing you to download that movie.
You can download multiple movies at once, and save them in a folder on your PC for offline viewing. There'll also be a premium version of the software that lets you burn videos to CDs or DVDs, convert them to different file formats, or use equalizer controls.
Oh yeah, and for now, the new RealPlayer is PC only. A Mac version is due out later this year.