Techcrunch reports that Realplayer will make it very easy for you to “rip” copywritten videos from YouTube and other places. I’ve written about how this is going on before with other tools, and you should know, dear reader, that it is one of my blog’s most highly trafficked posts. That shows me that this type of thing is something people want.
RealNetworks have announced a new version of RealPlayer that includes one-click video ripping.
The free downloadable video player will allows users to save and organize video files in all major formats including Flash, QuickTime, RealMedia and Window Media and will support video ripping from sites such as YouTube, Google, Yahoo!, Brightcove, AOL and The New York Times.
I’ve hated Realplayer for I think close to 7-8 years now, ever since the beginning of them. Now I will hate it even more. Allowing people to one-click download my content so that they can possibly use it for themselves, or whatever… just sucks.
I have to agree with this comment at Techcrunch.
I wouldnâ€™t install RealPlayer if it also simultaneously cured cancer, brought world peace and enlarged my penis.
More at Techmeme.