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Forum Thread: File versions

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ultimitloozer File versions
Member 6th May, 2011 09:00
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Since the inept individuals at Real are no longer updating the file version information (and don't care as they have ignored my comments to them through the last 4 iterations of RealPlayer) and the version reported in their About box is not stored in plain text and probably ends up moving around in the binary, how can you effectively determine if we are running the latest version of Real Player? After all, when I check the Scan Results, it is listed as RealPlayer 14.x and the file version is still 12.0.1.647, not 14.x.y.z.

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Member 6th May, 2011 09:28
Hi,

We use the file REALPLAY.EXE, which contains version information that, while incorrect, changes between versions.

This is all we need.

The rest is just a matter of substituting 12.x.x.x for 14.x.x.x to make it easer for users to understand. :)

hope this helps.
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ultimitloozer RE: File versions
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So we are relying on them keeping the build number up-to-date alone? What happens when they stop updating the build represented in the file information as they have with the major, minor, and revision information?
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Member 9th May, 2011 09:54
Hey,

Then we figure out some other way to detect the change from one version to another - usually at least one file changes. ;)
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