RealNetworks' server business eroding rapidly

Today RealNetworks announced their financials. Compared to the same quarter a year ago, (1) revenue is flat, (2) software license fees fell over 40%, (3) their net loss has nearly doubled.

On the bright side, consumer revenue increased 76%.

Can RealNetworks survive until they’re forced to abandon their per-server, per-stream revenue model in order to compete with Windows Media Server, which is part and parcel of Windows 2000/.NET Server, and Darwin Streaming Server, which is to MPEG-4 what Apache is to the web? Watch this space… Link