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Old 11-16-2007, 12:16 PM   #1
AGazzaz
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Play Real Media with Amarok 1.4.7


Hello,
I am running Mandriva 2008, KDE 3.4.7, Amarok 1.4.7 with Xine engine but it can not run Real Media and I could not find the Helix engine within Mandriva package manager and on Amarok's website.

So, How can I make Amarok play Real Media?
 
Old 11-17-2007, 05:51 AM   #2
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Try using win32 codecs. These allow some multimedia apps to play proprietary formats. To install them, go to easyurpmi and setup the plf repositories. After that look for win32-codecs in the GUI package manager and select them for installation. Alternatively, do
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#urpmi win32-codecs
 
Old 11-18-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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Thank you reddaz for your help but I am afraid it did not work
as you instructed I installed w32codec from plf-nonfree mandriva mirror but still Real Media can not be played

This message appears in amarok
Code:
A problem occurred while loading a library or decoder.
xine parameters: cook.so

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Old 11-18-2007, 07:48 AM   #4
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hmm I am not sure if this will work for you , but on my comp I just put the mplayer binary codecs package from mplayerhq.hu to /usr/lib/codecs and /usr/local/lib/codecs and then ALL of my music players started working fine. Maybe you could try that

note that I didn't install mplayer ..just downloaded the codecs and untarred them at that location,
 
Old 11-18-2007, 08:07 AM   #5
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hmm I am not sure if this will work for you , but on my comp I just put the mplayer binary codecs package from mplayerhq.hu to /usr/lib/codecs and /usr/local/lib/codecs and then ALL of my music players started working fine. Maybe you could try that

note that I didn't install mplayer ..just downloaded the codecs and untarred them at that location,
Thank you duryodhan,
but I do not have codecs folder in both locations.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 06:05 PM   #6
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Thank you duryodhan,
but I do not have codecs folder in both locations.
What he meant was that you can download the codecs from mplayer.hu and copy them to /usr/lib/codecs and /usr/local/lib/codecs. If those two directories don't exist, then you create them on your own.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 02:52 AM   #7
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Thank you.

I thought that the codecs folder is for specific distros
Thank you Amarok is now playing Real Media
 
Old 11-19-2007, 03:59 AM   #8
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Did it start working because you copied the codes to /usr/lib/codecs or sometihng else?

cos if it did , then I can remove the "I am not sure.. " part when I give someone this advice for Mandriva.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 06:04 AM   #9
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Yes it started working when I created the folders, untarred the codecs package in those folders and restarted amarok
now every thing is fine

Thank you duryodhan
Thank you reddaz
 
  


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