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Old 09-06-2005, 08:36 PM   #1
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Audio Streaming


I'm new to Linux and have have just clean installed Suse 9.3. My cable internet connection works fine and I've upgraded the Real Player to version 10 Gold for Linux. Audio files on the hard drive play ok but when I try to stream live audio from the web nothing happens. Any ideas on how touse Real Player or an alternative that will stream Real Player content?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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did you follow the install instructions? I believe that you may need to cp or link a file to the firefox plugins dir.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
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Real Player was an rpm file that installed without instructions, via YaST. Do you know how to run the link, keep it as simple as possible please.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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Re: Audio Streaming

Quote:
Originally posted by saint chris
I'm new to Linux and have have just clean installed Suse 9.3. My cable internet connection works fine and I've upgraded the Real Player to version 10 Gold for Linux. Audio files on the hard drive play ok but when I try to stream live audio from the web nothing happens. Any ideas on how touse Real Player or an alternative that will stream Real Player content?
There are many way's to stream Audio/Video through Linux... I have used and still the Realplayer plugin for my browser but tend to use Mplayer for most streaming audio/video. I would say you need the RealPlayer plugins for your browser. if they play fine when downloaded then is certainly an embeded browser plugin problem.

I use Mozilla and to play realplayer applications here are the symlinks I have setup:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 Mar 16 15:28 nphelix.so -> /home/kencaz/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Mar 16 15:28 nphelix.xpt -> /home/kencaz/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt*

if you link these files to your browsers plugin directory you should be OK...


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Old 09-06-2005, 08:51 PM   #5
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http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#RealPlayer

RealPlayer 10
Version: 10.0.0.297
Netscape 7.2: Supported
Mozilla 1.7: Supported
Firefox 1.0: Supported

1. Install RealPlayer 10.
2. Copy nphelix.so to your Mozilla plugins directory and nphelix.xpt to your Mozilla components directory. (cp /opt/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so /opt/firefox/plugins/nphelix.so" . Same for nphelix.xpt)
3. Make sure a symbolic link to the realplay script is in your PATH.

Note: If you installed the RealPlayer 10 RPM, these files are located in /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla.

Important! Installing RealPlayer 10 will not uninstall RealPlayer 8 if it is on your system. If you have both RealPlayer 8 and RealPlayer 10 on your system, remove the RealPlayer 8 browser plugin (rpnp.so) from your Mozilla plugins directory. You may experience problems using the RealPlayer plugin if you do not do this.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:06 PM   #6
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Sorry but I am very new to Linux.

What's the code to copy nphelix.xpt to the Mozilla components directory?

How do I make sure a symbolic link to the realplay script is in your PATH?

How do I remove the RealPlayer 8 browser plugin (rpnp.so) from the Mozilla plugins directory?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:32 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by bosewicht
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#RealPlayer

cp /opt/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so /opt/firefox/plugins/nphelix.so" . Same for nphelix.xpt

Try google or the search function here
how to link
how to delete files

Last edited by bosewicht; 09-06-2005 at 09:33 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:25 PM   #8
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Sorry but I still can't see how to make sure a symbolic link to the realplay script is in your PATH.

Do I just delete the rpnp.so file from the Mozilla plugins directory?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:46 PM   #9
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Sorry but I still can't see how to make sure a symbolic link to the realplay script is in your PATH.

Do I just delete the rpnp.so file from the Mozilla plugins directory?
First find and post your full path to your plugins directory...

then

use the "locate" command to find the two (nphelix.so) and (nphelix.xpt) files in your realplayer directory and post the path to them...

then we can work on creating the symlinks to your browser.

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Old 09-07-2005, 06:58 PM   #10
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ok day 2, here goes again...

The paths I have are:

/home/chris/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so & nphelix.xpt

/home/chris/mozilla

btw the browser comes up as Konqueror. I don't see any reference to Firefox or any Firefox file path
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:34 PM   #11
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you installed firefox/mozilla to your home directory?

Open a terminal and type
whereis mozilla/plugins
(i think thats where it is)
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:57 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by saint chris
ok day 2, here goes again...

The paths I have are:

/home/chris/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so & nphelix.xpt

/home/chris/mozilla

btw the browser comes up as Konqueror. I don't see any reference to Firefox or any Firefox file path
OK try this first:

get to a root terminal then:

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins <enter>

ln -sf /home/chris/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so <enter>
and
ln -sf /home/chris/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt <enter>

ls -l

should yield somthing like this:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 Mar 16 15:28 nphelix.so -> /home/chris/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Mar 16 15:28 nphelix.xpt -> /home/chris/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt*

Exit root and restart Mozilla/Firefox if running

KC
 
  


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