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I have tried to install RealPlayer, but I obtained the following mistake, and I don't understand it:
error: Failed dependencies:
lsb >= 3.1 is needed by RealPlayer-184.108.40.2066-20081001
/bin/sh is needed by RealPlayer-220.127.116.116-20081001
I have downloaded the rpm package of RealPlayer for linux
and have tried to install it with KPackage (I am using Slackware, KDE).
I am not sure whether RealPlayer is the best one for linux, but I wanted to listen to BBC and I think they provide options for Windows Media player, and RealPlayer, so I decided to install it. When I try listening, gxine automatically appear, but it doesn't do anything. I will be happy to get some suggestions what to do. Thank you.
Not sure what type of stream the BBC uses, but you may want to try using the mplayer-plugin. Can play many, many different filetypes. And if you wanted to change which program a certain file type opens with, you could try going to Edit -> Preferences -> Applications, and change the "Action"
I didn't have lsb installed (I didn't know what lsb is), thank you.
I downloaded and tried to install lsb. I've downloaded LSB Application Testkit (there are also SDKs, but I don't need them, right ?)
There are different .tar.gz files for LSB 3.2. The difference is in what id written in the brackets in the their names:
I have (randomly) chosen and downloaded LSB 3.2 Application Testkit (IA64), and when I try install it, I get the message:
"There may have been problems with the package installation. "
When I looked at the error-log.txt file, there was the following information there:
warning: lsb-appchk-3.2.4-1.ia64.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID f9fc2b75
warning: lsb-atk-manager-1.5.0-1.ia64.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 2cf4470f
package lsb-pkgchk-3.2.2.-2 is intended for a ia64 architecture
package lsb-appchk-3.2.4-1 is intended for a ia64 architecture
package lsb-atk-manager-1.5.0-1 is intended for a ia64 architecture
I had no idea what the things in the brackets meant (IA32), (IA64), (PPC32) , etc. Now I see this is a name for an architecture. What exactly does this means and how do I understand which file I need to download? I suppose I haven't downloaded the right file.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itanium - ia64 means its a 64 bit architecture instead of the common 32.
If you have pentium or the following pentiums, it's a 32 architecture - i586 or i386 is what you need to look for.
If you have a different processor tell us.
* Ensure that the .bin file you downloaded is executable. You can make the .bin file executable by running the "chmod a+x RealPlayer11(your file name).bin" command from a terminal window.
* Execute the .bin file by typing ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin. It will provide you with several prompts and will walk you through the installation.
* After copying the files to the Mozilla plugins directory restart mozilla, and look at "aboutlugins" in mozilla to check that they are being loaded. It should look like this:
The BBC may stream to you formed for Realplayer, but you can listen with Mplayer or vlc. I used SMplayer to listen to the World Service and to drama on Radio 4 (Mplayer with another front end) but grew tired of waiting through a buffering delay before it played, so I now use vlc. Vlc will also play Windows audio stream. How to get these installed and working in Slackware I do not know, as I use SUSE 11.0 and benefit from the work of others in its automated installation process. See this as a small advertisement and be tempted. http://opensuse-community.org/Multimedia