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Old 12-16-2007, 08:38 PM   #91
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Thanks again.

I've searched quite a bit & there seems to be a lot of problems with RealPlayer sound. None of the 'fixes' seem to be generally applicable.

There are a lot of settings in the errc file - I can't find any reference list of the settings - so I'm reluctant to tamper with the file.

I'll leave it for a day or so.

If you think of anything, please let me know.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 08:56 PM   #92
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Just to let you know that the NO sound is a general RP problem - I tried some test files and none have any sound.


later ....

SUCCESS OF SORTS!!!!

If I start RP by aoss realplay in console, and then load the BBC file as standalone stream THEN the sound plays!!!

So it works but it sure is clunkY!!!!

Does this help to formulate a solution?

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:54 PM   #93
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I don't know and like you said there are not that many references out there and most are out of day.

Launch the realplayer and look for the tools menu or something similar that will allow you to customize realplayer.

Also, check how realplayer10 configured your firefox plugin extensions
for example this is how the mplayer-plugin configured firefox to handle realplayer streams.

audio/x-pn-realaudio RealAudio ram,rm Yes
application/vnd.rn-realmedia RealMedia rm Yes
application/vnd.rn-realaudio RealAudio ra,ram Yes
video/vnd.rn-realvideo RealVideo rv Yes
audio/x-realaudio RealAudio ra Yes
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealAudio rpm Yes
application/smil SMIL smil Yes

In the third column are the extensions. If the stream content uses any one these extensions, firefox then launches mplayer and starts playing the stream.

To check your mime types for realplayer 10, open firefox and type this in the url.

Code:
about:plugins
I put the syntax in code because this web form interpreted the colon p as a smiley like so

aboutlugins

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Old 12-16-2007, 10:03 PM   #94
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If I start RP by aoss realplay in console, and then load the BBC file as standalone stream THEN the sound plays!!
Just a thought, but how about running firefox with aoss?
 
Old 12-16-2007, 10:05 PM   #95
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How do you do this?
 
Old 12-16-2007, 10:07 PM   #96
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Just by running "aoss firefox". I had to do this at one point, I think it may have been for Flash a long time ago.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 10:28 PM   #97
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Thanks elliott678,

If that doesn't work, then castalla2007 should concentrate on windows media codec with mplayer. As this is the most popular codec.

castalla2007 said the windows streams played from streamick.com, but not in BBC. It gets weird every moment. lol

- later
 
Old 12-17-2007, 04:00 AM   #98
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To recap the situation:

Mplayer and windows codec installed - plays Streamick.com fine as embedded player. Fails to play BBC.

Realplayer installed - plays BBC as standalone stream (and RP test files at RealPlayer) without sound. Fails to play as embedded.

Running aoss realplay or aoss firefox - RP plays as standalone with sound.
RP sound level is about 4 times higher than mplayer at streamick.com.

There are no technical adjustments available from RP Tools - well nothing that looks appropriate.


This is the plugin detail:

Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible

File name: nphelix.so
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.626 built with gcc 3.2.0 on Jul 26 2007

audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer Plugin Metafile rpm Yes


There's nothing specifically listed for Real Player.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 05:02 AM   #99
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in opensuse it works with mplayer. just saw the one minute news... forget realplayer...
 
Old 12-17-2007, 05:06 AM   #100
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castalla2007, I read somewhere that realplayer 10 has a problem playing video with the xvideo extension. Try and disable it go to

Tool-> Preferences -> Hardware: UNcheck the "Use XVideo" option, restart realplayer. Let's hope this works.

If this does work, it will fix realplayer 10 running as standalone.
if not, then just reverse what you did.

- later

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Old 12-17-2007, 05:17 AM   #101
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hey seelenbild28, I forgot to mentioned castalla2007 is running mandriva
linux as a virtual machine using vmware. I don't know if running linux
as a virtual machine behaves differently than running linux natively.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 05:40 AM   #102
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hmm, usually the only problem with a virtual machine is networking e.g. via wlan. But, I wouldn't understand why RP does not work in vmware... did castallo try to google "vmware realplayer mandriva"?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 06:02 AM   #103
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hmm, usually the only problem with a virtual machine is networking e.g. via wlan. But, I wouldn't understand why RP does not work in vmware... did castallo try to google "vmware realplayer mandriva"?
I'm not sure. We have to wait until he/she reads your reply. The suggestions I provided has worked for me when I had trouble getting the mplayer-plugin working in the past and it helped others who had similar
problems. castalla2007 is a unique case.

I'm running out of suggestions and right now it's only trial and errors. Try this, try that. Anyway, thanks for your input.

- later

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Old 12-17-2007, 09:33 AM   #104
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Wink

I saw this thread as a test case since I recently setup a new system, sidux 64bit, and hadn't fully configured it yet. Got all the mplayer stuff through my packagemanager with non-free and multimedia repo's enabled and I'm able to see & hear videos on the BBC and Streamick sites with no additional configuration, in Konqueror and Iceweasel (= Firefox). I think I used the MS source instead of RM but I can't get back to the screen with the choice so I can't test it.

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Why oh why does every distro fail in some major respect as a usuable system for the average user???
Not for me although I haven't had a truly perfect installation yet, most of the time a glitch simply didn't qualify as 'major'. On the plus side is that whatever was broken a year ago is now fixed and whatever didn't work out-of-the-box with one distro, always worked with another so I knew it was possible to fix, often quite easy. The possibility of at least trying another distro is in that respect preferable over different versions of an OS from the same maker, it made me appreciate the fact that distros are different. Taking that even further, seeing different distros fail in different aspects has taught me a lot about the technologies used.

The last part is true, albeit a bit sarcastic. Continuing with the sarcasm:
- I'm reading about RealPlayer issues on a Linux forum. Does that mean RealPlayer issues on other platforms are fixed? Perhaps even that RealPlayer isn't an issue at all anymore? Did hell indeed freeze over?
- I'm reading about watching BBC content on Linux, shouldn't this thread be moved to the "Nice to have but won't be available in the forseeable future due to boneheadedness of the people involved"-forum?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 10:08 AM   #105
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- I'm reading about watching BBC content on Linux, shouldn't this thread be moved to the "Nice to have but won't be available in the forseeable future due to boneheadedness of the people involved"-forum?
BBC iplayer welcomes Linux.
 
  


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