LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
devinWhalen
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Red Hat, openBSD,Mandrake,freeBSD,SunOS
Posts: 168

Rep: Reputation: 30
RealPlayer 8


Hello,

I just installed RealPlayer 8 and it works fine, however whenever I try to view something on the internet that requires realPlayer in Netscape, I just get that plug-in not installed error. Anyone know where the plugin is or what I have to do?

Thanks
 
Old 06-25-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
fancypiper
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
Have you installed plugger?

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-02-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
devinWhalen
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Red Hat, openBSD,Mandrake,freeBSD,SunOS
Posts: 168

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
RE: plugger

Ok, I installed plugger but it still doesn't work! Do I have to add something to the config file to view streaming audio? The web site I am trying to view on is

http://www.cbc.ca/audio.html#

Maybe see if you can view it?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 07-02-2003, 02:07 PM   #4
fancypiper
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
Did you install anything else you might need?

From the Plugger home page:
This is what you need:
Homepage Binaries Comment
Plugger 4.0 Linux-x86-glibc2.1 tar.gz or rpm
Solaris 7 sparc
Solaris 8 sparc or x86
HP-UX 11
IRIX 6.5
SRPM
Source
Plugger version 4.0
Please select the binary that closest to your operating system.
Xanim Linux-x86-glibc20
Linux-x86-libc5
Solaris 2.5.1 (sparc)
Solaris 2.5.1 (x86) You need xanim to play Quicktime, WAV, AVI and MPEG files. If you have any troubles with this, make sure you have the latest version 2.70.6.4 or later of xanim. Please note that xanim isn't very good at showing MPEG video, so I would recommend getting mpegtv (see below) to view MPEG files.
mplayer Download This will enable you to view AVI (including DivX) and MPEG video.
MpegTv N/A This will enable you to view smooth MPEG video in streaming mode.
TiMidity++ Linux-x86-glibc2.0 You need Timidity to play MIDI files.
Patch files All platforms Timidity needs these instruments to play MIDI files.
mpg123 Linux-x86-glibc2.0 mpg123 is used to play MPEG audio files in streaming mode.
AlsaPlayer N/A Alsaplayer is a good player for MP3, WAV and MOD files.
XMP Linux-x86-glibc2.0 XMP is used by plugger to play Soundtracker/Protracker/Noisetracker and plenty of other MOD files.
Sidplay Linux-x86-glibc20 Sidplay emulates the Commodore 64 SID chip - only for nostalgia.
ImageMagick Download ImageMagic's 'display' program will enable Plugger to display PNG, TIFF, BMP and other image formats.
GQview Download GQview actually works better with Plugger but is still in beta so it is only used for PNG and TIFF files by default.
GV Download GV (GhostView) will enable Plugger to display PDF and Postscript files.
abiword Download AbiWord will allow you to view Microsoft Word and RTF files with Plugger.
Gnumeric Download For Excel files.
All of the external programs above can also be used as Netscape helpers, but you need Plugger to handle the <EMBED> tag. With Plugger your animations will show up in your Netscape window exactly as it would in windows. With Plugger you will also see streaming MPEGs, which in my experience, is an entirely cool feature.

Note that you don't actually need all the programs above to use Plugger. If you don't have all the tools above, just edit the config file to fit your needs. The config file is normally installed in /etc/pluggerrc-4.0 or $HOME/.netscape/pluggerrc-4.0.

Installation procedure

1. Download and untar the archive.
2. Change directory into the Plugger directory.
3. If you have root access, do 'make install' as root. Otherwise, do 'make localinstall'.
4. done!

Test your plugin
Now that you have Plugger installed you might want to test that it works. Proceed to the Plugger testing grounds.

If for some reason your plugin doesn't work, proceed to the troubleshooting page. You may also want to try older versions of Plugger which are available here.

What else should I get for my UNIX Netscape?

* shockwave - Macromedia flash player for linux.
* RealAudio - Play audio without extreme downloads.
* Acrobat Reader - View pdf documents in your Netscape.

You can also get the source for Plugger and compile it yourself. If you do so, you also need the Netscape Plugin SDK.

I am currently working on Plugger binaries for more platforms. Don't hesitate to email me if your particular platform is missing. However, I do not have access to every possible platform, so if you compile Plugger or any of the Plugger applications and think it would be nice to have the binaries on this page, then please send me the executable.

Problems? Questions? Suggestions? Don't hesitate to email me: hubbe@hubbe.net.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 02:24 PM   #5
fancypiper
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
Apparently the Real audio streaming isn't working just now and xine froze up my system when I tried quicktime.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:44 PM   #6
macewan
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,055
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 45
on mozilla
edit -> preferences
select "helper applications" on the left window

on the right do you see:
audio/x-pn-realaudio
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:56 PM   #7
steved123
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: New Hampshire
Distribution: Fedora Core 6 X86-64
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
Realplayer

I have realplayer 8.0 and couldn't get any of your links to play either. Are these actually real audio files?
 
Old 07-02-2003, 06:09 PM   #8
macewan
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,055
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 45
they work. i just tested them.

you have to scroll down and click the realplayer choices

http://www.deadmule.com/macewan/scre...s/tmp/here.jpg
 
Old 07-02-2003, 06:41 PM   #9
Locura
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10 SE, Mac OS 10.4.8
Posts: 370

Rep: Reputation: 30
devin,

Check your Netscape plugins directory and make sure that the RealPlayer plugin, rpnp.so, is there.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RealPlayer tethysgods Linux - Software 1 08-11-2005 09:22 AM
realplayer egg_hk Linux - Newbie 1 03-03-2004 03:46 PM
RealPlayer 8 troycus Linux - Newbie 5 09-27-2003 08:36 AM
realplayer 8 freychef Slackware 3 07-06-2003 12:49 AM
realplayer athenerx Linux - Newbie 2 09-11-2001 12:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration