Helix Player

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Tue Mar 5 18:36:01 UTC 2013

OK, I figured out the deal with Helix Player, formerly known as Real 
Player.  It hasn't been updated since 2010 and official builds have 
stopped.  However, you can still download both the Helix and Real Player 
for Linux.  If I understand correctly, it's a graphical player, just 
like RealPlayer was in the past.  The good news, though, is that there 
is no longer a need for TRPlayer as I thought.  You can download the 
Helix DNA Client which is command line only and plays apparently all of 
the same formats as Real.  It also exists for Windows and I must 
emphasize that it's very basic and minimal, but it works.  The download 
areas are a bit confusing, so plan on some trial and error.  Also note 
that the Linux builds are for kernel 2.2 and Red Hat 8, just to show you 
how dead the Real format is nowadays.  Here is the official site:


>From there, go to downloads and the nightly builds for the Helix DNA 
Client.  Good luck and let me know if you get anywhere.

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