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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Will anyone explain me why my 'Download this video' option (from YouTube, eg) stopped appearing? This option used to pop up when movies were running and available on the right click. I made a lot of cleaning around - what did I disconect? Real Player is updated and OK.
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i don't see a download button either; so i think they've removed that option !
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To mihaib12:

Thankk you, your links are quite useful - but I diddn't mean that. I'm referring to the blue icon from Real Player 'Download this Video'. That icon should pop-up at any video...


Problem solved through the Real Player Support help. I would assign the points to mihaib12 for the links provided. Yet I think this statement should appear online as a reminder for anyone with the same trouble. The solution is the obvious first check for the problem, of course; yet when you are a newby on IT - and even when you are a veteran net rocker with your head blowing out in the middle of a mixed up config - sometimes these little obvious things do not ocur...

Thank you once again.



Please check the last statement.
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and what was the solution then?   (since you want that it qhoulsd be here for future visitors)

Hi Fermanl,

Thank you for the points.
What was the solution from Real Player Support.

Best regards,


1 - Download and instal Real Player SP
2- Check Help - Customer Support
3 - On the Internet Explorer Real page click 'Download This Video option does not appear'. here you find the answer for how to configure Real Player and solve several troubles about this problem. All I had to do was:
A - On Internet Explorer Click 'Tools' - 'Manage Add-ons'. The 'Manage Add-ons' opens. wait a second for your add-ons to be listed. Scroll down and find 'RealNetworks, Inc. _ Real Player Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer'. Right click and choose the 'Enable' option. Close all and go to your movie page,eg, on You Tube. Now the blue Download option button pops-up or appears after right click - as you can configure on Real Player general options.

It's very easy indeed!..


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