Step 1: Download the Free RealPlayer

Page Index
What is the RealPlayer?
Overview of downloading
RealPlayer versions
Minimum system requirements for RealPlayer 7 Basic
RealPlayer 7 Basic download instructions


What is the RealPlayer?

The RealPlayer is a browser plug-in software program that you can download to your computer for free. This plug-in is required to view videos on GreenWorks.tv website.


Overview of downloading

You will download the RealPlayer from the Real.com website, using instructions and links at the bottom of this help page.

The time required to download the player will vary according to the speed of your internet connection, the amount of internet traffic (the number of people using the internet at the time), and the size of the file you are downloading. The Real.com website will indicate an approximate download time for the selected RealPlayer file. While the player is downloading, your browser will display a small window to show you roughly how much time is left.

Downloading the RealPlayer is just the first step in preparing it to run on your computer. The file you download is a setup/installation file. In Step 2 , you will use this file to install RealPlayer on your computer. After installation, RealPlayer will be ready to use.


RealPlayer versions

RealPlayer 7
We recommend that you download the most recent free version of the player: RealPlayer 7 Basic. The basic player has all the features you need to watch GreenWorks.tv videos. The minimum system requirements for RealPlayer 7 Basic are listed below.

At the Real.com website, you will also see an option to download the enhanced version of the player: RealPlayer 7 Plus. Note that there is a charge for the plus version. The additional features of the plus version are not required to watch GreenWorks.tv videos.

If RealPlayer 7, either Basic or Plus, is already installed on your computer, then you are ready to watch! You can skip to Step 3: Select a Video.

RealPlayer G2
GreenWorks.tv videos will also run on the previous version of the player, RealPlayer G2. However, the added features of RealPlayer 7 Basic will enhance your viewing experience, and an upgrade is recommended. If you're thinking about upgrading to RealPlayer 7 Basic, check out the GreenWorks FAQ to find out what happens to the older version already installed.

Real Player versions prior to G2
GreenWorks.tv videos will not run on any RealPlayer versions prior to G2. If you have an earlier version installed, you will have to upgrade. If you're upgrading to RealPlayer 7 Basic, check out the GreenWorks FAQ to find out what happens to the older version already installed.

Minimum system requirements for RealPlayer 7 Basic
Your computer system must meet the following minimum requirements in order to run the RealPlayer 7 Basic player.

Windows

  • 90MHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent

  • 16MB of RAM

  • 14.4Kbps modem (audio only); 28.8Kpbs modem (video)

  • 16-bit sound card and speakers

  • 65,000-color video display card (video)

  • Windows 95 operating system

  • Internet connection

  • Browser support: Microsoft* Internet Explorer* 4.01 or later or Netscape* 4.05 or later

Macintosh

  • Mac* OS 8.1 or later

  • 32 MB RAM

  • 65MB virtual memory

  • 14.4Kbps modem (audio only); 28.8Kpbs modem (video)

  • 604 PowerPC* (200 MHz or better)

  • Internet connection

  • Browser support: Microsoft* Internet Explorer* 4.01 or later or Netscape* 4.05 or later

* All brands and names are property of their respective owners.

RealPlayer 7 Basic download instructions
The following steps tell you how to download the RealPlayer 7 Basic setup/installation file to your computer. We suggest that you print and read through these instructions before you start.
Note: Many internet service providers set a time limit (15 minutes is typical) on an idle computer that is connected to the internet. When a file, such as RealPlayer, is downloading, your computer will appear to be idle, and your internect connection may automatically shut off before the entire file is able to download. To avoid this problem, be sure to move your mouse or press a non-typing key (such as Shift) at intervals, to indicate that your computer is active.

1. (Optional) Bookmark and/or print out this GreenChannel web page.

2. Go to the RealPlayer 7 page at the Real.com website.

3. Click on the link to"RealPlayer 7 Basic" (the free player).

4. Fill out the displayed form, then click the "Download FREE RealPlayer" button at the bottom.

5. You will be offered a choice of files to download, of varying sizes, with an approximate download time indicated for each. You may either accept the option already selected or click on another option to select it. Then click on the "Download FREE RealPlayer 7 Basic" button.

6. On the RealPlayer 7 Basic Standard Download page, follow the displayed instructions to download the RealPlayer setup/installation file to your computer. You may want to print that page before you download.
Note: At the end of the download process, you will be asked where to save the RealPlayer 7 setup/installation file on your computer's hard disk. Jot down the name of the directory, so that you will be able to find the file when it's time to install the program.

Once you have downloaded the RealPlayer 7 Basic setup/installation file, you are ready to install the player.

Go to Step 2


To watch our videos online, you need Real Player. Don't have Real Player? Download it here for free.