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What is realplay.exe?

Part of RealPlayer (32-bit) by RealNetworks

What is it?

RealPlayer, by RealNetworks, is a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple versions (proprietary) of RealAudio and RealVideo formats. The software is powered by an underlying open source media engine called Helix.
Description of realplay.exe from RealNetworks
Real brings you RealPlayer, the only solution you’ll need for managing all your music and videos. It’s the best free media player around for enjoying all types of entertainment! You can also transfer your media to and from your PC and mobile phone. With the RealPlayer media player, you can play files created for both MAC and PC, as well as the following types of files: m4a, mp3, wma, ra, rv, rm, ram, rmvb, wav, flv, 3gp, 3gp2, mp4, m4v, wmv, iv4, avi, MPEG-4, and more.
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How does realplay.exe run?

Process - realplay.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. realplay.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does realplay.exe start?

Autoplay handler - realplay.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of RPCDBurningOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\RPCDBurningOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the realplay.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of realplay.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How stable is RealPlayer (32-bit) ?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is realplay.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02386% CPU238608.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
23.81 MB RAM110.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
829 /min36.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
100 GDI objects66.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe

Are there other versions of RealPlayer (32-bit) ?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by RealPlayer (32-bit) .

What else is related?

RealPlayer (32-bit) Stability

realplay.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error:   *E 'D*HBA 9F 'D9ED (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error:   *E 'D*HBA 9F 'D9ED (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error:   *E 'D*HBA 9F 'D9ED (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real gave the Intern More...
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File details

File name: realplay.exe
Publisher: RealNetworks, Inc. (verified)
Name: RealPlayer (32-bit)
Description: RealPlayer
Size: 478.61 KB
Original file name: REALPLAY.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: RealNetworks
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 8/15/2010
Expiration date: 8/16/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.2864070417%
Privileged CPU: 0.2625461781%
User CPU: 0.02386086357838%
Total CPU time: 2,454 ms
Total CPU time /min: 387 ms
Privileged CPU time: 1121.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 171 ms
User CPU time: 1331.92 ms
User CPU time /min: 217 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 136.98 MB
Peak committed memory: 144.15 MB
Paged memory: 23.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.98 MB
Paged system memory: 185.57 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.53 KB
Working set memory: 1.79 MB
Peak working set memory: 23.34 MB
Min working set memory: 1.79 MB
Private memory: 23.81 MB
Page faults: 35,878
Page faults /min: 6,762
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,558
Read operations /min: 512
Total read transfer: 5.61 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.12 MB
Total write operations: 1,586
Write operations /min: 317
Total write transfer: 471.06 KB
Write transfer /min: 94.31 KB
Total other operations: 25,297
Other operations /min: 4,994
Total other transfer: 478.92 KB
Other Transfer /min: 94.52 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 100
USER objects: 115
Handle count average: 462
Thread count average: 22

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe" /launcC:start_menu

Autoplay handler details

Name: RPPlayMediaOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\RPPlayMediaOnArrival

Image hashes

MD5: 2e4475e793179c5428d9e6b65a5112b4
SHA-1: 377d4886c54550f37646d1c9b3f6bf6d23b604e5
SHA-256: bd8cbbfbcb7115f623b927e69110f461efb58094a29215f3c74c2e44f5216b9d

PE image details

File entropy: 5.42595
File packed: No
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