Goose, golden eggs, etc…:
Real Alternative, and QuickTime Alternative. Open Source freeware alternatives to the bloatware / nagware / spyware applications called Quicktime Player & RealOne Player. The Open Source versions play back media using a lightweight Open Source clone of Windows Media Player, called Media Player Classic. That’s right; one single player can now play back all web media. I uninstalled RealOne Player, then installed Real Alternative (it comes with the latest Media Player Classic included). It seems to work fine. Just don’t expect it to play your CDs too; it doesn’t.