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Old 09-29-2003, 10:29 AM   #1
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realplayer substitute?


Are there any apps out there that are good substitutes for realplayer that will stream and play rm?
I know in windows there are a few that have the ability to play rms.

And yes I know that there is realplayer for linux, but ya know, I would rather go with a good linux version without all the setup hassles when running rh9.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:07 AM   #2
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I've not found one that streams rm files, but if you don't mind downloading them first, I would recommend xine, with a realplayer codec. If the file is named *.rm, then save it, and use less to see where it points to (less filename.rm should just give you an internet address). Download it and play.
And I think you're right to not want to install realplayer. Just don't, it's nowhere near worth the hassle.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:05 PM   #3
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in fact,You can download and install another player better than RealOne. for example,Mplayer.
It support various format,include rm,RM .etc.and it response more quickly than Real.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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I have the newest mplayer installed. Will it stream or would you need to download and play?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:55 PM   #5
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it will stream fine. remember that mplayer does actually NEED realplayer installed (and compiled with this knowledge) to play realmedia. see the docs if you get stuck.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:03 PM   #6
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I have Mplayer and Realplayer installed. Realplayer is installed as a mozilla plugin. Realplayer is not too good at picking up and playing within the browser. I have not tested it recently tho and I have have a alot of changes to the overall system. I will check more into this whn I get the chance. I did read that mplayer could be configged as a plugin too. Has anyone tried this and know if this works well?

[edit] realplayer does work sometimes so i guess it may be a codec issue - Mplayer plays nearly all of my movies so configguing it as a plugin over the realp software might actually be a good idea eh.

Last edited by mossy; 09-29-2003 at 06:05 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:40 AM   #7
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i presume you're aware of http://mplayerplug-in.sf.net ?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 01:18 PM   #8
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acid_kewpie - thanks for the link - I will give that a try when I get the chance.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 01:28 PM   #9
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I use mplayer with the real player codecs and it works great..
 
  


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