I've read in the software section of the general forum that xmms and mplayer can read real files. However, I'm not sure i understood the explanations.
I'd like to listen to the BBC without using realplayer because on Windoz real player set a spyware called c2.lopAproposMedia which was detected and removed by Spybot Search and Destroy (by Patrick M. Kolla, http://security.kolla.de/
or one of its mirrors). So I'm fed up with realplayer. On windoz I've found an alternative which seems all right but i'm not sure how to go about it on Linux.
I've got an old version of xmms which I ought to upgrade. But then you need codecs: Is it complicated to get them and install them?
Is it possible to have a plugin for Mozilla or Firefox? (Well I suppose I can use Pref/appl in mozilla at least)
As for mplayer the website is rather confusing for a newbie.
I'm not far from scrapping dual boot but there are just one or two things which I really don't know how to do on Linux.