Web Download & Recording Manager

While you download a web video a separate window, the Download & Recording Manager opens. You can use it to monitor, pause, or stop the video's download progress. However, you're also free to ignore the Download & Recording Manager as it downloads the video. Because the Download & Recording Manager is handling the download, you may close the video's web page or move on to other videos or web sites.

Clicking the "Download this Videobutton begins the video download and opens the Download & Recording Manager:

Downloading multiple videos simultaneously

The Download & Recording Manager can queue multiple videos simultaneously. So while one video is downloading, you can add more videos from one or more web pages. They can download in the background while you do other things within RealPlayer or elsewhere on your computer.

Exception to simultaneous downloading

Although the Download & Recording Manager will allow several downloads in the queue simultaneously, transcoding creates an exception. The Download & Recording Manager allows only a single transcode in at any one time. Starting a new download that requires transcoding will cause an existing transcode to stop (if it is a live stream) or pause (if it is on-demand).

More about transcoding

My Library

RealPlayer saves the videos to My Library under "Downloads & Recordings". (To change this default location, open Preferences: Download and Recording.)

Good to Know

As with any internet activity, download speed depends on a number of factors, such the video clip’s size, the speed of your internet connection, and so on. But typically an entire video will download to My Library faster than the video’s duration.

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