Installing RealPlayer for Windows
There are 9 simple steps to completing this task. Please read or print these directions first before proceeding. Your web browser may be closed during the installation of RealPlayer. You may wish to bookmark or print this page so that you can quickly return to it for reference.

Macintosh users, click here for instructions.

Installing RealPlayer for Windows

Step 1: Starting the installer.

You should now have an icon on your Desktop like the one to the left. Double-click the icon to begin the installation process.

Step 2: License Agreement

Read the End User License Agreement and click the Accept button to continue.

Step 3: Internet Connection Speed

Select the speed of your internet connection from the list.

If you are on campus ethernet network (i.e. dorm room), choose Office Lan.

If you are using a cable modem or a DSL modem, typically your speed will be DSL/Cable (768 Kbps).

If you are unsure what your connection speed is, choose 56.6 Kbps as this is the minimum supported speed for the University of Delaware. (It can be changed later)

Why is this setting important?
It is important that you choose the proper speed of your internet connection. It allows UD to send the appropriate streaming media that is matched for your connection speed. This helps prevent interruptions while viewing streaming media.

Click Next to proceed.

Step 4: Shortcut Settings

The default installation location is preferred.

You may wish to uncheck some or all of the desktop settings based on your preference.

If you are unsure what to do, remove all check marks.

Your choice will have no effect on streaming media at UD.

Click Next to proceed.

Step 5: Default Player

You can use RealPlayer to play a variety of other media file formats. You may wish to adjust your settings based on your preference.

If you are unsure what to do, remove all check marks.

Your choice will have no effect on streaming media at UD but may adjust the way your computer plays different types of media.

Click Finish to proceed.

If requested to do so, click OK to restart your computer. After your computer restarts, the RealPlayer installation should resume automatically.

Step 6: Real Toolbar

RealPlayer includes the RealToolbar for Internet Explorer. You may wish to include this feature based on your preference.

If you are unsure what to do, choose Disable this feature.

Your choice will have no effect on streaming media at UD.

Click Continue to proceed.

Step 7: Product Registration

It is not necessary to register RealPlayer. You may simply click on Cancel to proceed.

Again, it is not necessary to register RealPlayer. You may simply click on Exit to proceed.

Step 8: Preferences

RealPlayer should now play an introductory clip.

Some adjustments need to be made to RealPlayer before you can begin viewing streaming media.

Click on the Tools menu and mouse down to Preferences.

Step 9: TurboPlay Preference

In the Category pane on the left, find Playback Settings. If it is not showing, you may need to double-click General first.

Find TurboPlay on the right side and uncheck the box next to Enable TurboPlay.

Why do I need to change this setting?
This setting may interfere with streaming media courses that include synchronized PowerPoint causing slides to be delayed. To ensure slides are not delayed, it is recommended that this setting be disabled.

Click OK to proceed.

Congratulations!

You have completed the installation and proper configuration of RealPlayer 10. The installation program on your desktop (from Step 1) may now be safely be moved to the Recycle Bin.

If you would like to learn how to disable RealPlayer's Message Center, continue to Step 10. Otherwise, proceed to Test the Player.




Step 10: Automatic Services Preference

From time to time, RealNetworks may send messages or advertisements through RealPlayer via the RealPlayer Message Center. If you would prefer not to receive these messages, follow these steps.

If the Preferences window is not open, open it by following step 8.

In the Category pane on the left, find Message Center. If it is not showing, you may need to double-click Automatic Services first.

Find the Configure Message Center button on the right side and click it.

Step 11: Message Center Preferences

Uncheck all checkboxes in the window shown. Click OK.

Click Yes to accept the Message Center changes.

Click OK to exit the Preferences window.

Congratulations!

You have successfully installed RealPlayer. Now proceed to Test the Player.