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Old 06-02-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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Firefox and embedded Realaudio


I'm running the GTK2-XFT build of Firefox on Slack 9.1, at /usr/local/bin/firefox. Realplayer 8 is installed and working. But one of the websites I like to visit has a realaudio player embedded in the page. When I click on the link I get a popup message with a link to download the plugin, audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin. The link takes me to the netscape plugin finder and suggests downloading RealPlayer. So I think, okay, maybe I need another version of the player. I follow that link, which takes me to the Realplayer download page. I click on Linux/Unix player and end up at the download page for Realplayer 8, which I already have installed.

The mozilla plugin doc says to copy rpnp.so to the plugins folder but that made no difference. Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 11:44 PM   #2
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One way I have dealt with this is to manually open realplayer and copy the link location of the realmedia then paste it into the realplayer "open location" diologue. It isn't as easy as just clicking but it doesn't take much effort and it works.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks, I just tried it and it doesn't work.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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You might try mplayer or xine, they both work for realmedia for me.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 05:28 PM   #5
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spiezer

From what I've read, and I must point out that I have not tried this, if you remove Realplayer and reinstall it will place the plugin into Firefox by default

Might be a good time to upgrade

Pete
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:28 AM   #6
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Reinstalling RealPlayer didn't work. But I found a workaround. By removing libnullplugin.so from the firefox/plugins directory, I don't get prompted to download a plugin and the browser asks me how to handle the file type. I pointed it to realplayer and it worked. On the try nothing happened but when I clicked on a link that says "still no audio?", realplayer opened up and ran the stream. Not elegant but it works.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:52 PM   #7
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EDIT: Sorry, I just reread your post and I see you've already tried what I suggested, so I don't know what more advice to give. Have you checked the permissions on the copy of rpnp.so that's in your firefox/plugins/ directory?

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Old 06-28-2004, 01:05 AM   #8
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Possible solution

Check this thread at the mozilla's developer site.
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=213234#c3

I tried one of the solutions suggested in this post (removing libnull) but that didn't get me any dialog to choose a player.

So, although the gcc-2.95 solution is the one that works, I think I'll just go through the hassle of installing the Helix player.

Cheers,
 
Old 06-28-2004, 01:51 AM   #9
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And just copying the rpnp.so and raclass.zip from the /usr/lib/netscape/plugins directory to the plugins directory of fireforx doesn't help? Because I had the same message about the plugin when I used mozilla-1.7. Copying those files solved it for me.
 
  


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