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Voting Agreement - Real Networks Inc., Robert Glaser, Accel IV LP, Mitchell Kapor and Bruce Jacobsen

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                                VOTING AGREEMENT

        This Voting Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into effective as of
the 25th day of September, 1997, by and among Real Networks, Inc., a Washington
corporation (the "Company"), Robert Glaser ("Glaser"), Accel IV L.P., Mitchell
Kapor and Bruce Jacobsen. Accel IV L.P. and Messrs. Kapor and Jacobsen are
referred to collectively as the "Shareholders":


        The Shareholders, the Company and Glaser desire to enter into this
Voting Agreement to provide that upon the closing of the Company's planned
initial public offering the Shareholders will vote all of the shares of stock of
the Company now owned or hereafter acquired by the Shareholders for Glaser as a
director of the Company.

        NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants
herein, and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of
which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:

        1.     Election of Directors.

               (a) Each of the Shareholders agree to vote all shares of
preferred stock of the Company ("Preferred Stock") and common stock of the
Company ("Common Stock") now owned or hereafter acquired by such Shareholder in
each and every election of Glaser to the Board of Directors of the Company,
provided, however; that this provision shall only become effective upon the
closing of an initial public offering by the Company of its stock pursuant to an
effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The Shareholders shall not vote for the removal of Glaser as a director of the

               (b) The Company agrees to take all actions required to ensure
that the rights given to the parties hereunder are effective and that they enjoy
the benefits thereof. The Company will at all times in good faith assist in the
carrying out of the provisions of this Agreement and in the taking of all such
actions as may be necessary or appropriate in order to protect the rights of the
parties hereunder against impairment.

        2. Termination. This Agreement, and the respective rights and
obligations of the parties hereto, shall terminate only in the event of the
death of Glaser.

        3. Notices. All notices, requests, consents, and demands shall be in
writing and shall be deemed to have been sufficiently given if sent, postage
prepaid, by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by
personal delivery to the Company at Real Networks, Inc., 1111 Third Avenue,
Suite 500, Seattle, Washington 98101, Attention: President; to Glaser at 1111
Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, Washington 98101; and to the


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Shareholders at the addresses listed in on the signature page hereto; or to such
other address as may from time to time be furnished in writing to the other
parties hereto.

        4. Specific Performance. The parties agree that their rights under this
Agreement are unique and cannot be satisfied by the award of monetary damages.
Accordingly, the parties shall, in addition to any other remedies available to
them at law or in equity, have the right to enforce their rights hereunder by
actions for specific performance to the extent permitted by law.

        5. Entire Agreement: Amendments and Waivers. This Agreement constitutes
the full and entire understanding and agreement between the parties with regard
to the subjects herein. This Agreement may only be amended if agreed to in
writing by the Company, Glaser, and the Shareholders.

        6. Transferees and Assignment. This Agreement and the rights and
obligations of the parties shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon,
successors and assigns of the Company. The obligations of the Shareholders
hereunder are personal obligations and any transferee of shares of Common Stock
or Preferred Stock from the Shareholders are not bound by, or subject to the
terms of, this Agreement.

        7. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed
under the laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to its conflict
of laws provisions.

        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as
of the date first set forth above.

                               REALNETWORKS, INC.

                               By: /s/ MARK KLEBANOFF
                                      Its:  CFO

                                /s/ ROBERT GLASER
                               Rob Glaser


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                               /s/ MITCHELL KAPOR
                               Mitchell Kapor
                               c/o Kapor Enterprises
                               238 Main Street
                               Cambridge, MA 02142

                               /s/ BRUCE JACOBSEN
                               Bruce Jacobsen
                               c/o Real Networks, Inc.
                               1111 Third Avenue, Suite 500
                               Seattle, WA 98101

                               ACCEL IV L.P.

                               Accel IV Associates L.P.
                               Its:  General Partner

                                   /s/ JAMES BREYER
                               By: ----------------------------
                                      General Partner

                      [Signature Page To Voting Agreement]