Real Networks released a beta version of their free player – RealPlayer 11. The most noticeable feature of the paid upgrade ($29.95) is the ability with one click to burn your saved video directly to a DVD. Videos with DRM rights cannot be burned or downloaded.
The free version of Real Player will allow customers to send links of their favorite videos to their friends, one click download for popular videos and support for popular streaming formats like Windows Media, Real, and QuickTime.
Obviously video on the Internet will become more and more popular and many applications will focus services on video sharing. Maybe that is why even CNN decided to eliminate its fee based video service "Pipeline" and starting July 2 will offer breaking news video free of charge.