How to Disable Real Player

Written by leigh thompson
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RealPlayer is an audio and video playback software available for free via the Internet. When you install RealPlayer, the settings automatically make RealPlayer your default media player. This means whenever you open an audio file, RealPlayer is the software used. To change this setting, you can edit your RealPlayer preferences. These settings disable RealPlayer from acting as your default media player. To completely disable RealPlayer, you need to remove all file types from the media list.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu. Type the "RealPlayer" into the "Search" box. Select "RealPlayer" from the results of your search.

  2. 2

    Click the "RealPlayer" menu in the top left corner. Choose "Preferences."

  3. 3

    Click "Media Types" in the left navigation pane under the "Content" header.

  4. 4

    Click the "Select" button.

  5. 5

    Click the "Deselect All" button. Click "OK." Close "RealPlayer."

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