RealNetworks’ support for Mac OS X is coming, though it will be sometime in 2002 before it arrives.
“We have always supported the Macintosh platform with our RealPlayer and RealSystem Producer products,” RealNetworks spokesperson Kari Day told MacCentral. “Unfortunately, we do not pre-announce products therefore I can’t give any specific platform details. But we did say when we launched RealOne that we would support the Macintosh in the first half of next year.”
RealNetworks are the folks behind RealPlayer, the most popular of the top three multimedia players (the other two being QuickTime Player and Windows Media Player) with an estimated 28 percent of the market. The RealSystem Media Commerce Suite enables rights holders to distribute movies, music and other digital content to over 200 million RealPlayer users.
RealSystem iQ is an end-to-end, standards-based, OS-independent, network media delivery system. It’s designed to broadcast, transport and deliver the quality of RealAudio and RealVideo as well as media formats including QuickTime, MP3, Flash and over 45 other media formats via RealSystem’s extensible architecture.