Share summer videos (and beyond!) with RealPlayer Cloud (giveaway ends 8/28/14)


Remember when video cameras looked like this?

Remember when video cameras looked like this?

I have always been fanatical about taking A LOT of pictures of my family. I want to document each and every precious memory together, most especially now that my kids are teenagers and will be off on their own in a few years. Whose to say if or when we’ll ever be able to get together often to do fun things together. Our daughter already has plans on moving our West. If she does it might be years before we’re together again. Sigh… that makes me so sad.

I’ll admit that I haven’t taken as much videos over the years as I should have. My husband used to take videos all the time of our kids when they were little. As year went by and technology improved it made it very expensive to shoot a lot of videos so we stopped doing it. I couldn’t even tell yo where are video camera is.

Thankfully our iPhones take video. Ever since we started using iPhones my entire family has taken a lot of videos.

It’s great to have the technology to take videos on your phone. But then what? Does it sit there on  your phone for only your eyes to see or do you share it with friends and family.

You can upload the videos to YouTube but not all videos are something you want the world to see. It’s not easy to email or message videos if they are too long. So what else can you do?

Introducing a smartphone application that allows you to store  your videos on your own private cloud and then watch them on other devices such as your home computer, tablet or even your television. You can even share the videos with others via text or e-mail.

Can you believe such an app is FREE?

The app is called RealPlayer Cloud.

I admit that I can be “technologically challenged” at times however RealCloud Player was quick to set up and super easy to use.

RealPlayer Cloud

To get started with RealPlayer Cloud, follow these easy steps:

Download the app for your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and/or Windows device(s)

Sign up for your free account

You can also sign in to your account at www.real.com from any computer, smartphone, or tablet’s web browser.

To add the RealPlayer Cloud account to the Roku device visit http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/30800/realplayer-cloud or add it from the Channel store once your Roku is hooked up to your TV.

It’s that easy!

Each free account comes with 2 GB of space. You can earn extra space when you set up other devices to your account and other tasks. You can also sign up for a premium account (Silver, Gold or Platinum) down the road if you find that you need more space.

You can shoot videos directly from the app or shoot videos as you would regularly on your device and they will automatically be picked up by RealPlayer Cloud. I am grateful that it does that because a few times I forgot to shoot the video from the app. It was OK since the app picks up videos from your device and brings them over the to app.

I like that you can organize videos too which make it easier to find a specific video you are looking for. You can set them up in categories such as vacation, parties, family member’s names, months or any other way you see fit. Right now mine are filed under Summer 2014. I plan on having a Holidays 2014 folder soon. I also have a folder for Random videos.

Now that you have a great place to store and organize you videos – how do you share them with loved ones? It’s easy!

You can watch your videos from most devices such as other phones, tablets, computers and even your television. All you need to do it log into your account and you can watch the video/videos instantly.

RealPlayer Cloud Devices

RealPlayer Cloud has SurePlay technology which converts the videos so they are easy to watch no matter what device you are watching them on. That means you can watch them full screen on your television and not an itty bitty version of it.

If you have a Roku device you can also set that up with RealPlayer Cloud and watch them form the Roku device.

You can also move videos to different devices too.

Most videos you’d love to share with others. RealPlayer Cloud makes it easy to PRIVATELY share videos with anyone. You don’t have to upload them on social media sites (such as Facebook), especially if it’s a video you want to keep private.

You can easily e-mail or text message videos to loved ones. There is no length limit either which is a nice thing since I tend to take long videos.

Your video recipient doesn’t need to have a RealPlayer Cloud account to watch the video. They simply hit the play button and the video starts playing for them. It’s so easy even those who are “technologically challenged” like me can watch videos sent to them via RealPlayer Cloud.

Of course you can still share videos on Facebook and Twitter from RealPlayer Cloud too.

I’m loving the app so far.

RealPlayer Cloud Screen Shot

The image I used (above) was taken when I first downloaded the app. Now when I open the app you can see my videos (screen shot) right from the app’s home screen. The only reason why I didn’t use a screen shot now is because my 16 year old cousin appears in the large video viewing area and I don’t like to share images of family or friends without their consent.

I’ve been able to get some great videos from our cousin’s Sweet 16 party, Roosevelt Island (NYC), the local state park and so much more. I’m looking forward to taking plenty of videos on the first day of school and the holidays. As my daughter puts it in a few weeks it will be her LAST “first day” of school because she graduates next June. Needless to say I MUST get that on video not only for us but also to share with the grandparents.

I am loving watching the videos on the television. It’s so much nicer to see them “larger” as well as allow everyone to watch all at once instead of passing the phone around.

We were using an older version of Roku but we are now using Roku 2 and the RealPlayer Cloud works perfectly with it. More on that in another post.

To learn more please visit www.Real.com. You can also find the app on Facebook and Twitter (@RealPlayer).

RealPlayer Cloud Logo

RealCloud Player would love to give a lucky reader a special prize package which includes a Roku 2, a $200 gift card so that you can take your family out some place special and capture the moments on video AND 1 year of RealCloud Player’s Premium Gold ($99 value!). Thank you RealPlayer Cloud!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on August 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what types of events/situations do you like to video tape and share with loved ones?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in anyway. 



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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. I tend to videotape the big moments; recitals, graduations, etc. I don’t always think to pull out the recorder when the smaller things are happening. I should get better at that.

  2. heather s says:

    School plays and events

  3. I like to video the grandkids school activities.

  4. I want to share our vacation with my friends and family

  5. Kimmy Ripley says:

    My daughter is 4 and she likes to make up commercials for imaginary places. It’s so cute! So glad I have them on video.

  6. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like to video my daughter singing.

  7. Stephanie B says:

    Family parties and special occasions!

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    I like to tape special birthdays, children plays, some vacations, kids having fun and special moments.

  9. Jeane Campbell says:

    I do a lot of scrapbooking so that is the main use of my pictures. But I love to surprise my kids and send them videos of their kids while we are babysitting them. Fun for all.

  10. soccer games and first time accomplishing things

  11. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I would use it for holiday parties.

  12. Tabathia B says:

    Family bbq’s and holidays

  13. I love to tape our family get togethers..we have so many great conversations that need to be documented! lol

  14. shelly peterson says:

    Birthdays, graduations, holidays and milestone moments.

  15. Camping trips with my grandparents and the kids.

  16. Holidays and travel

  17. Elizabeth J says:

    I teach a college course online so would use it to record lectures.

  18. Tari Lawson says:

    We like to video tape special things are kids are in like recitals. We also enjoy video taping some moments of our vacations.

  19. We like to record important school events that the kids are in, dance recitals, and important family get togethers.

  20. Adrienne gordon says:

    I like to tape my sons cross country runs and my daughters swim meets.

  21. sheila ressel says:

    We record birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and vacations mostly and occasionally if our animals are doing something cute!

  22. Lisa Brown says:

    i like to video family engagements

  23. Cynthia R says:

    I would tape my niece’s birthday party that is coming up this week.

  24. D Schmidt says:

    I love to video the daily moments of my children because they are growing up so quickly and its nice to capture some of it.

  25. I like to videotape my nephew’s karate tournaments…when he spars and does his kata.

  26. Jennifer Rote says:

    I loved sharing baby’s first steps.

  27. steven weber says:

    birthday parties and major holidays.

  28. steven weber says:

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  29. I would tape gong to the beach and hiking in the nature parks with my sister and dogs.

  30. I would like to record my son’s football games and practices, also record his track meets when its track season. I would also record our family game nights to look back on all of the fun we had.

  31. beth shepherd says:

    I like to tape birthday parties, holidays, and concert events.

  32. Natalie S says:

    I love to video tape vacations and adventures and random videos of the kids are always great!

  33. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like videoing anything that has to do with my grandkids. I’ve taped 3 birthday parties and several get together this summer.

  34. I love to take videos of my grandsons experiencing new things, especially on vacations! I just took lots of videos this summer of them at the beach for the first time.

  35. I like to tape birthdays and school events.

  36. Trisha Burgess says:

    I love taping my 5 month old and 9 year old!!

  37. I like to videotape my daughter’s dance recitals.

  38. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I video random moments in my families and friends lives.

  39. We video sporting events a lot.

  40. I like to tape family gatherings, weddings and vacations.

  41. April Brenay says:

    I like to take video of my kids, our family lives 3000 miles away to just watching them play it the yard can be a blast to watch

  42. I like to video tape my boys’ school programs and little league games.

  43. Things my kids are doing that I find silly or charming.

  44. Cynthia C says:

    It’s fun to record family vacations and special events.

  45. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I like to tape events when my family gets together. We just celebrated my parent’s anniversary, so that would have been nice.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  46. Sarah Jestings says:

    I like to tape my kids on special occasions like their birthdays or Christmas and share them with family because our closest family is 1000 miles away. This way their grandparents still get to see them grow up on a regular basis. I also tape things like school plays that my kids are in or my daughters dance competitions.

  47. Tracy Pryor says:

    I like to take videos of my sons swimming lessons and share them with his grandparents.

  48. my nieces wedding and family holidays. thankyou, ken

  49. I tend to tape soccer, dance, and family birthdays.

  50. Nicole Dz says:

    We like to record n camera holidays together as a family or or kids sports events so we can share with loved ones.

  51. Katherine says:

    We tape alot of my daughters basketball games

  52. Suzanne K says:

    I like to video tape our family get togethers and share with everyone.

  53. Charlene Drake says:

    I love to record any family gatherings, especially when the grandkids are around.

  54. I like to at least try to get my daughters firsts on video, but that can be hard to do! Definitely things like birthdays, holidays and vacations.

  55. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Like To Tape Birthday, Holidays And Special Milestones To Share With Family.

  56. Barbara Fox says:

    I love to bore people to death with video of my grandkids!

  57. Monique Rizzo says:

    School related things- weddings and babies!

  58. Crystal F says:

    I like to record award ceremonies from school, my daughter getting a new belt in karate and my oldest playing softball.Thank you

  59. Angi Welsh says:

    I like to take video of the kids and share them with the family.

  60. Linda Kish says:

    I’ve never had anything to videotape with. I’m hoping to have a grandchild sometime soon and it would be great to videotape them. My DIL is recording her snake right now.

  61. Mary Cloud says:

    I like to record family Christmas’s and show everyone
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  62. I love the record family members’ sports, music, and dance events to save for posterity and share with friends and family who couldn’t be there to see them live!

  63. I like to videotape birthdays, christmas and all the firsts!

  64. I really enjoy taping birthday parties. I have one of my husband’s Granny and I just love it cause we can look back and see her. She is still around but we now live cross country.

  65. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I LOVE Taping birthdays and first days of school.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  66. Christina G. says:

    I don’t have a video recorder, but I’d like to videotape special family occasions such as birthdays, graduations, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. tammy shelton says:

    We like to get action from my 10 year old grandson’s tackle football games on Saturdays. He’s a Beast. (Starter Defensive Line)

  68. Mary Calabrese says:

    We love to record family vacations.

  69. I like to record birthday parties and Christmas.

  70. Mariaelena says:

    I would like to video tape my sons sports games.

  71. Kimberly Schotz says:

    We tape family events and our adorable granddaughter

  72. I like to take videos when we go on vacations to remember the places that we’ve been.

  73. I love video taping birthdays and holidays/special events with the kids!

  74. I like to video tape vacations, birthday, special occasions, holidays really anything that catches my eye

  75. Michelle Weaver says:

    We like to video tape sports/athletic events.

  76. I like to video family outings, birthdays and special occasions like graduation and anniversaries. 🙂

  77. I love to record birthdays and holidays.

  78. Birthdays and holidays

  79. Jessica To says:

    I liked to tape my so at school activities and basketball.

  80. sandy weinstein says:

    so my family just consists of my 3 4 legged girls and me, so i would like to take pictures and videos of them, i would also like to video my dog breeder at dog shows that i go to with her.

  81. Birthday parties and Christmas are top video times.
    Thanks for the contest.

  82. christine j says:

    i love to video tape fun baby moments.

  83. Sarah Hayes says:

    i like to video my daughter doing cute things that I want to remember when she grows up

  84. Karen Martin says:

    I like to record family events and grandkids sporting events to share with others. Thanks

  85. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I like to share milestone events and birthday parties.

  86. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I subscribe via bloglovin’ under magmom73.

  87. Nichole Smith says:

    I like to tape school events, etc. but I really love to watch the movies they didn’t know I was filming. The kids playing in the sprinkler, the husband working in the wood shop. Those are the memories I cherish.

  88. Heather Dawn says:

    I like to tape birthdays and vacations.

  89. courtney b says:

    games, award ceremonies and birthday parties. I love to record all the things that happen in my child’s life.

  90. Carolyn G says:

    I love viseo taping our travels and vacations

  91. I like to video tape family get togethers.

  92. stephanie hodges says:

    Recent things we video taped: Her being surprised by her daddy’s late bday present to her (as he missed it due to being in Iraq) of a big train table set up with trains/tracks and a new “big girl” bike.

    Horse show we all did (daughter into a daddy/daughter walk lead class with her horse).

    Tomorrow will be filming her first time fishing with her daddy.

  93. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I like to tape birthdays, our vacations, and any family get together.

  94. Alyce Poalillo says:

    Mostly family parties so we have a record of family members years from now when some have passed on

  95. Susan Christy says:

    We videotape sporting events, birthday parties, weddings, school programs, BBQ’s – just about anything!

  96. I’d like to videotape my grandchildren playing and having fun

  97. I video just about every event there is! I have lots and lots of video!

  98. CR Williams says:

    I like to video tape milestones in my family’s lives.

  99. I like to video birthdays the most.

  100. Karen Drake says:

    I like to share Birthday Parties with family who live far away.

  101. I like to record my son’s activities at school and our family vacation

  102. I like to tape vacations and trips to the lake.

  103. danielle Marie says:

    my nieces are 3 and 5 years old i want to film birthdays and family gatherings.

  104. Time together with family, or with friends.

  105. I like to tape birthdays and special occasions like graduations.

  106. Ann Fantom says:

    I like to video my daughter’s violin recitals and share them with my family.

  107. Nicole C. says:

    I love to video tape my daughters band concerts.

  108. Roadtrips, concerts, and other fun events would be great to record and share.

  109. kyl neusch says:

    Family parties

  110. amy pugmire says:

    birthdays, milestones, and holidays

  111. We like to tape our grandson’s sport events, band concerts, winter skiing, and summers at the lake

  112. I like to record our fishing trips.

  113. I like to tape birthday celebrations & holiday dinners.

  114. I like to record our family vacations!

  115. taping family things like my dogs, kids playing, sports, etc. and storing them in a place with easy access and sharing to family members like grandmas and aunts.

  116. Ceinwyn R says:

    I like to video tape our kids recitals and accomplishments and funny moments.

  117. I like to video tape my kids playing sports and when we are on vacation.

  118. carol clark says:

    my kids joking with one another and vacations just eveyday life really fun and happy times

  119. Lorena Keech says:

    We don’t video but we do take photos at our holiday get togethers.

  120. my niece and nephew all dressed up for back to school

  121. Anita Duvall says:

    Love to film and take pictures of everything. My daughter is getting married in October and this would be awesome.!!

  122. Dawn Keenan says:

    My son is a budding actor/singer, so we video tape him quite often.

  123. Jill Myrick says:

    I like to video record events such as my children’s dance and piano recitals, my sons ball games and school plays that they are in. I also like to record events that my husbands band plays in.


  124. Chad Mickelberry says:

    Interesting idea. I love videos.

  125. Angela Amenta says:

    I absolutely need this! LOL so I can share all the soccer games my son’s Grandparents are missing. This would be amazing. Thanks

  126. joe gersch says:

    i like video taping vacations

  127. Any event that the nieces and nephews are in: ball games, plays, even the silly games we play at family get togethers.

  128. Any kind of family get together is fun to have on video, holidays, vacations, parties, etc.

  129. I love video taping our vacations!

  130. Samantha Daleo says:

    I love to videotape all family events that I think loved ones would enjoy. Events like birthdays, vacations, weddings, graduations…

  131. Holly Guerrio says:

    I like to video tape vacations.

  132. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    well… this summer it would be my grandsons ballgames. This is his first year playing.

  133. It’s fun to tape our outdoor adventures.

  134. Diane Baum says:

    I love to tape special occasions and my sons and pets just being cute.

  135. Susan Smith says:

    I like to tape birthdays, vacations, and school plays.

  136. my toddler son doing…anything 😀

  137. My daughter loves to do improvs & sing & dance.

  138. Tara Woods says:

    We video and share dance recitals, school plays and family get togethers.

  139. I would love to share our trips to Disney World!

  140. Family reunions.

  141. I love to video family events, dinners, weddings, school activities, vacations etc and of course my very entertaining pets!

  142. Samii Meyer says:

    I like to video tape my nieces sports games

  143. I like to video my kids’ concerts, recitals, competitions, graduations, and big family get-togethers.

  144. I like to take video and photos at big family events, and I also love to get our cats being cute.

  145. Jennifer Reed says:

    I need to be more diligent but the types of events/situations I like to video tape and share with loved ones is when we go to special places like vacations or my kids’ sporting events.

  146. I just want to video everyday happenings with my toddler. They grow up so fast!

  147. Miz Vickik says:

    Family get togethers!

  148. Arena Thompson says:

    I love take video of outside fun like slip and slide adventures or easter egg hunts 🙂

  149. I love to take videos of my kids being silly and share them with the grandparents!

  150. Ron Miller says:


  151. I like to videotape and share footage of nature based activities like hiking for example.

  152. Kim Davis says:

    Holidays and school concerts

  153. Denise Donaldson says:

    I love to tape birthday parties and get togethers

  154. I like to record special times with family and friends.

  155. tina reynolds says:

    I like to video my kids being silly and doing new things.

  156. Shirley Smith says:

    I love to video, Family Birthdays, Special occassions, Our Family Holiday events. And of course Our road trip and vacation adventures.

  157. Jessica Ruggiero says:

    I have 3 young daughters and I love to video tape all of their school events and activities that they are involved in! All of our family lives far away and we dont get to see them much so its a great way for the grandparents and other family members to see their grandchildren!

  158. random moments with the kids and the animals are always the best 😉

  159. I would like to record my nieces wedding and share it with my family.

  160. I love taking videos of my daughter, like birthday’s and christmas and sharing with family in different states.

  161. Not sure if my comment was saved, but I love videoing my daughter’s birthdays and christmas to share with family in different states.

  162. Cheryll Shubert says:

    My little guy’s “first!” like his first time laughing or his first steps! I love being able to capture these amazing memories and share them with his grandparents who live out of state. It means so much to them!!

  163. I like to record holidays, birthdays

  164. Virginia Rowell says:

    I love to tape my kids at their ball games and of course the birthday parties.

  165. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I love to video tape my kids doing all sorts of silly things, as well as their sports. 🙂

  166. We really like to record my daughter’s Taekwondo Belt Testing and Tournaments!

  167. susan smoaks says:

    we like to record all important events and holidays and birthdays

  168. I like recording and sharing videos of my children in their school programs or receiving awards.

  169. Terry Bellender says:

    I tape all the time because with a new 1 yr old grandson and my daughters I want those memories preserved for them to be able to enjoy in later years when I am gone.

  170. Brittney House says:

    I would u it for holiday parties.

  171. Thanks for the giveaway…we like to video our daughters & their pet rabbits.

  172. Mihaela Day says:

    I want to share our vacation with my friends 🙂

  173. amanda whitley says:

    i like to captire i like to capture and share milestones and holidays

  174. I like to tape family holidays and share them There is nothing like watching a Christmas where your brother and you fight over who has more presents in the 80s.

  175. Birthdays and holiday events!