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Old 04-19-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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RealPlayer Plugin - mozilla or another BROWSER?!?!


Greetings,

I have a need to use RealPlayer plugin inside of a webbrowser. I am running Fedora C1, and I have read on the mozilla website that all mozilla builds using gcc 3.x will not work properly with RealPlayer.

Any suggestions on a) other browsers for Fedora that support Real Player b) how to get this to work (i.e. the work around specifiend using rpnphack.so does not work, as listed on the mozilla plugins page).

Thanks to all that can help!!!!

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Old 04-19-2004, 11:21 PM   #2
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http://docs.real.com/docs/playerpatc...6_i386_cs2.tgz

they lied.
GlibC6 is what it works with.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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autopsy...thanks for the help...but still, it isn't working.

if i manually go to the directory (/usr/local/RealPlayer8) and type:

./realplay <---- executable to run realplayer i get:

Segmentation fault

Those newer codecs that you sent along didn't correct this issue...any further advice???
 
Old 04-20-2004, 12:47 AM   #4
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My advice is to get Mplayer installed with the win32 codecs and the real codecs and never look back. I preview movies all the time at www.imdb.com, in WMA, Real, and Quicktime. Streams in most every time (Mozilla and Konqueror)
 
Old 04-20-2004, 01:06 AM   #5
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What vectordrake said, except you'll also need a tiny little package called mplayerplug-in, works with just about any browser...

The Linux realplayer package really is a mess compared to mplayer. Mplayer is a headache to compile by hand, and they're a little... mean to new users.

Cheers,

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Old 04-20-2004, 07:46 AM   #6
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You're right, they seem to be a bit, er, "exclusive", but most distros have the benefit of a kind soul who has packaged it into a nice binary that "just works". BTW, if you use KDE as your desktop environment, and therefore konqueror as your browser (makes the moz idea of java plugins seem just plain barbaric), there's a nice front-end to mplayer that you may want to consider - kmplayer. It seems to be the best for watching embedded quicktime clips. Cheers.

Oh yeah, I suggested mozplugger, as it is a nice solution for many of one's plugin woes. It does much much more than mplayerplugin, so if you don't want all the other goodies, its too much tool. But, its a good toy for Mozilla (and its cousins) as well as Konqueror. I can't vouch for Opera, but I haven't had as much use for that browser lately (although it works quite well).
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:20 AM   #7
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thanks vector and finegan for the pointers...

can you recommend a place to get the mplayer and codecs....a place that you have retrieved it from and had success with it??

thanks again,

zepplin611
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:34 PM   #8
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I have found mplayer:

rpm -qa |grep mplayer outputs:

mplayer-codecs-extralite-1.0-1
mplayer-common-1.0pre3try2-1
mplayer-gui-1.0pre3try2-1
mplayer-1.0pre3try2-1
mplayer-codecs-linux-real-9.0-1
mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2


So it is installed...now i want to use it to kick real-player media open, when in mozilla (V1.6).

Can someone point me in the right direction???

Thanks a bunch

Zepplin611
 
Old 04-23-2004, 07:47 AM   #9
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The easiest thing I have found is getting apt-get

http://apt.freshrpms.net

Then running

#apt-get update && apt-get install mplayer

It will do all the work for you.

You can alternately run this first

#apt-get update && apt-get install synaptic

then from the terminal type

synaptic

then search for mplayer

choose install and execute and it will load all the necessary components. I just did this two days ago and am no expert but this but it worked for me in Fedora c1. I do not know if it will load the realplayer plugin but once you have this running it shouldn't be too hard to get that going.

hope this helps.

note: you can search on my user name and look at what I have been posting the last few days which may also help you.

 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:07 AM   #10
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You'll have to associate 'it with the right miome-type(s), if it hasn't already. I'll check after work, if you haven't already found your answer...
 
  


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