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Install RealPlayer

Be sure to test and see if you already have a streaming video program installed.

Windows Users
Mac OS X Users
Linux Users


PC Users - Windows

Recommended System Requirements:
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz or faster
  • Memory: At least 1 gigabyte of RAM
  • Hard Disk: 1.5 GB disk space available
  • Operating System Version:
    • Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or
    • Windows Vista or
    • Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit) or
    • Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit) in Desktop Mode
  • Adobe Flash Player ActiveX, 11.0 or later
Suggested Additional Software:
  • Web browsers for video downloading and bookmarking:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later or
    • Mozilla Firefox current version, and two previous versions or
    • Google Chrome current version, and two previous versions
  • QuickTime 7.5 or later
Get the Installer
  1. Print out these directions beforehand, as most web-related installers will ask to close your web browser during installation.
  2. Visit http://cache-download.real.com/free/support/win/RealPlayer16.exe to download the installer for Version 16.
  3. When prompted to save the installer file to your hard drive, do so.
  4. Run the installer and follow the directions therein.
  5. Once your browser restarts, visit our test page to make sure you can view our videos.

Macintosh Users - Mac OS X

Recommended System Requirements
  • CPU: G4, G5 or Intel processor
  • Memory: At least 512 megabytes of RAM
  • Hard Disk: 150 MB disk space available
  • Operating System Version: Mac OS X (10.5 or later)
Get the Installer
  1. Print out these directions beforehand, as most web-related installers will ask to close your web browser during installation.
  2. Visit http://cache-download.real.com/free/support/mac/RealPlayerSP.dmg to download the installer.
  3. Note: You only need the basic, free version of RealPlayer; you do not need the "Plus" version.
  4. When prompted to save the installer file to your hard drive, do so.
  5. Run the installer and follow the directions therein.
  6. Once your browser restarts, visit our test page to make sure you can view our videos.

Linux Users

Recommended System Requirements:
  • CPU: 1.50GHz Intel Pentium IV processor or equivalent
  • Memory: At least 512MB of RAM
  • Hard Disk: At 30MB available disk space least
Get the Installer:
  1. Print out these directions beforehand, as most web-related installers will ask to close your web browser during installation.
  2. Visit https://player.helixcommunity.org/2005/downloads/
  3. Click on the download link. Note: You only need the basic, free version of RealPlayer; you do not need the "Plus" version.
  4. If prompted to save the installer file to your hard drive, do so.
  5. Run the installer and follow the directions therein.
  6. Once your browser restarts, visit our test page to make sure you can view our videos.