Downloading Streaming Video in XP

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

I’m running Windows XP with Explorer 8 and since Microsoft stopped backing up Explorer 8 I have not been able to download music on You Tube to my Realplayer..

Is there anything that I cant download a program which will let me download from YouTube to my Realplayer???

Thanks, Sonny

Dear Sonny,

My first choice would be to not use XP online since you are far more likely to get infected with adware, malware and viruses now that Microsoft is no longer updating XP.

However, to answer your question. I have had good success using Firefox and RealPlayer to download videos. You might want to install Firefox and try it out.



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