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jdruin 04-19-2004 07:28 PM

When clicking RealPlayer link, get general error message

I installed RealPlayer 8 with plugins. I put a symlink to a plugin to /usr/local/RealPlayer8/Plugins/ in both the mozilla/plugins directory as well as the mozilla-1.x.x/plugins directory. When I click on the realplayer link, I get an error message. Any ideas?

chem1 04-19-2004 08:00 PM

What error message?
And I think you actually have to copy the file alongwith another file named

Hope this helps...

jdruin 04-19-2004 08:05 PM

The error message is the Mozilla Downlaod Manager. It says it does not know how to play files of type "audio/x-pn-realplay". It wants to know if I want to save the stream to disk so I am guessing it does not recognize the stream. I am not sure how to tell Mozilla to use the realplayer plugin when it sees that type of file.

jdruin 04-19-2004 08:10 PM

I noticed something else. I went to the menu on Mozilla:

Help --> About Plugins

and it has a listing of the plugin. It says:

File name:

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer Plugin Metafile rpm Yes

jdruin 04-19-2004 09:03 PM

OK. For those viewing this post for a solution, I figured it out.

Even though I had RealPlayer 8 installed correctly and the shared object is the correct plugin, I had the wrong entry in the Mozilla Download manager. When the manager comes up, you should click the 'Open With' radio button and select /usr/local/RealPlayer8/realplay in the program text box. Once I did this, Mozilla launched real player which opened the file.

Thanks chem1 for the reply. Looks like you dont need after all though.

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