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Old 03-02-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy Is There a version of Realplayer that will work with Debian Linux?


Hello, Folks,
I'm new to Linux; I'm running Debian and Redhat Enterprise Workstation. Recently, I went to a favorite web page to listen to some music (www.liveireland.com). Unfortunately, you have to have realplayer to listen. I went to realplayer.com, but couldn't find one listed for Debian. Any suggestions?
Thanks much!
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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Mplayer has browser plugins that allow you to play Realplayer content.

It's notoriously hard to install, and must (usually) be compiled from source.
Homepage:
http://mplayerhq.hu/

There was also a detailed install guide I found through a lot of googling... and then didn't bookmark. oops. Check the links off that site.

--Rounan
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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MPlayer is a piece of cake to install. You need the following files:
the MPlayer tarball
the codecs (get all of them, save some hassle)
if you want a gui, get the fonts and skins file.

Then, after unpacking the tar file, type in either
./configure or
./configure --enable-gui

Since I can never remember where the codecs, etc go (and because I'm lazy ) I normally then read the last few lines of the output - the program complains that it can't find the codecs or fonts/skins. Create the required directory and copy the codecs, etc into the directories. Rerun the ./configure (--enable-gui if req'd), then type "make (minus the quotes), then become root with the su command and then type make install.

Exit from root, and, for the gui, type in gmplayer. Lo, you have MPlayer.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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or just try "apt-get install real", there may be a RealPlayer accessible via apt.

 
Old 03-02-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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The easiest way to get real player right now seems to get Mozilla and install mozplugger. It usually starts getting all the rest of the required components as well, and you end up with all that you want anyways (not just the plugins). But, you could always unpack the tarball and run it that way.


try here for directions for what you actually want to do. My google search term was "realplayer debian download". First page had this hit. Good luck.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 07:54 AM   #6
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Hi, Everyone,
Many thanks to all who answered my post! I've been out of the country (I went to Tasmania on an extended vacation, and had no access to my computer. I will be trying out your suggestions asap. Thanks again!

Farquar210
 
Old 06-14-2004, 08:20 AM   #7
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Hi
There is a realplayer version 8 for linux.Go toTucows Linux section and you will find it.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:49 PM   #8
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For those looking at this post for a solution, there is a guide for installing RealPlayer on Debian at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...alPlayer+guide
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:30 PM   #9
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For anyone searching who finds this dead thread that has been revived.

Code:
## Various Multimedia Helper Apps Mplayer, Real, etc.. ##
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main
In the sources list and apt-get update and apt-get install realplayer to get it. For the new Helix Player.

Code:
## Helix Player
deb http://helix.alioth.debian.org/deb ./
Then apt-get update and apt-get install helix-player to get it.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 10:39 AM   #10
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Real Player 10 for Linux released:

http://www.real.com/linux/
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:02 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by zero0w
Real Player 10 for Linux released:

http://www.real.com/linux/
That would be the Helix Player mentioned in my post above.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:35 PM   #12
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Nope, this is the final gold release of realplayer 10, which is helix player, but code frozen and with realmedia codecs
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:55 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by proudclod
Nope, this is the final gold release of realplayer 10, which is helix player, but code frozen and with realmedia codecs
DA!! helix player I mention == helix player you mention. Or have you went and examined the package and found some difference.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:14 AM   #14
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The debian repository you mentioned does not have realplayer codec with them.

So accessing Real media / MP3 / Flash codec within will still require the official Realplayer 10 GOLD. Don't know when it will get into the non-free respository yet.

The main page (http://helix.alioth.debian.org/) suggested "it needs special preparation".
 
Old 08-04-2004, 09:11 AM   #15
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The debian repository you mentioned does not have realplayer codec with them. ...http://helix.alioth.debian.org/
Okay then, what's the use of helix player then?
Is it that it has a mozilla plugin to play other sound files?

As for realplayer 10 for Linux: http://www.real.com/linux/?, quoting from the bottom of the page :
"What's Helix and why does it matter?
RealPlayer 10 for Linux is based on the open source Helix player"

Another nice realplayer lie. realplayer allowed helix community to build a version for Linux.
This version however ought to be able to read real files. The page clearly announces:
Quote:
Play popular datatypes

RealPlayer 10 supports RealAudio, RealVideo 10, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, H263, AAC and more.
Question: Has anybody tried this version? Is it less of a villain on Linux than it is on Windoz (stealing files associations, etc?).

As for the .deb package, the changes file says:

"Changes:
helix-player (1.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
.
* Final GOLD release of the Helix Player 1.0
* ITP report: Closes #258417
* RFP report: Closes #181322"

The helix community news show the differences between real 10 and helix1.0 (https://helixcommunity.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=145)

Basic Features of the players:
- Gtk+/Gnome interface
- Accelerated Video and FullScreen Playback
- Support for free and open mediatypes - Ogg Vorbis/Theora, H261
- Mozilla browser plug-in
- RTSP streaming
- Elegant UI
- Installer and RPM packages

RealPlayer 10 for Linux adds the following features:
- RealAudio 10 / RealVideo 10
- MP3,
- Flash playback
- More robust RTSP via RDT
===

So clearly, Helix doesn't yet read real files. You need Real(-Helix)10.

So it would be better to install Mplayer. It may be a cinch, but first you need to check you have everything that's required, quite a lot-- there's a long file on the site about all this. however if you have a recent Linux version, evrything's should be there already, except perhaps the codecs..
I'm not sure there's a plugin for Mozilla browsers.

Finally I learnt codecs have to be copied in /usr/local/lib/codecs -- someone here saying he was too lazy to look for the location.

Cheers
 
  


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