updated 04:00 pm EST, Mon February 8, 2010
Online videos saved from sites such as YouTube
RealNetworks on Monday released a beta version of its RealPlayer SP software for Mac. The utility, which builds upon the features of RealPlayer 11, provides tools for downloading and converting videos into formats compatible with a variety of cellphones and other devices such as iPods and Apple TV. Users can download online videos, from sites such as YouTube, and convert the content or share links via Facebook, Twitter or MySpace.
To reduce the need for manual configuration of video settings, the software allows users to select from a list of devices. Videos are then converted with the proper resolution and file type, while iTunes content is automatically added to the library.
RealPlayer SP beta for Mac is now available as a free download.