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Old 07-16-2005, 07:55 AM   #1
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Debian Sarge, Firefox, and RealPlayer


Hi Folks. I've just upgraded my last Debian insatall to Sarge, and thought I'd put Firefox on it. Not the latest 1.05, but the one on synaptic (1.04). Firefox works ok, so I thought I'd get the RealPlayer plug-in for it. Now it all goes pear shaped. I've got RealPlayer on FC1 on the other machine for audiostreams from bbc.co.uk, and it's imbedded in Mozilla and works half ok, but thats realplayer for you. With the Debian/Firefox setup there are problems. The 2 helix files are in /home/user/.mozilla/plugins, along with the 2 flashplayer ones. The helix files have links to /home/user/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so & /nphelix.xpt. Incidentally, I did try removing the 2 flash files temporarily as I read that some have had problems with RealPlayer when the flash files were also there. Right. This is how it goes. Start Firefox, go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio4. Click listen live. ERROR.
DNA Plugin Error
could not find an appropriate hxplay or realplay in the system path to use as an embedded player.
&
JavaScript Application
could not find an appropriate hxplay or realplay in the system path to use as an embedded player.

Both Java, and JavaScript are checked, so there's no problem there.

I can run RealPlayer as a standalone. When I click on this, I get a downloader dialog box, with an open or save to disk option. Open with has a path set to, /home/user/RealPlayer/realplayer, which I presume is pathed to the shell script in the RealPlayer directory. Ok'ing it to open as per the path set results in RealPlayer starting up, and I get the audiostream from the BBC. In itself this isn't a big deal, but just a bit of a nuisance having to go through the same performance whenever you change programs.

I've been setting up Alsa and music apps for ages, and with great success, but have no idea how to put RealPlayer in the system path as an embedded player. HELP! Nigel. aka farpoint.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 01:09 AM   #2
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flash plugins does not interfere with realplayer, your firefox does not play *.ram because u did not link the ram plugins to firefox. Helix is helix, ram is ram. (i m not at my debian right now, so i cant post the link)

What u can do is to open Realplayer, click Open Location and point it to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/realplayer/media/fmg2.ram. Then "Add to Favourites". There! u dun even need to open up the bbc webpage in future.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 06:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, now I can get live streams straight from Realplayer. I'd still like to get the player properly embedded in Firefox, as the BBC radioplayer page gives you a lot of options for listen again to programs you missed. Nigel. aka farpoint.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 11:27 AM   #4
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goto your realplayer folder and link ramfformat.so and ramrender.so to your firefox plugins folder. mine is /usr/lib/realplay-10.0.4/plugins/
u mentioned earlier your firefox is /home/user/.mozilla/plugins
my firefox plugin folder is different from urs, nevertheless u shld be doing something like this;

ln -s /usr/lib/realplay-10.0.4/plugins/ram* /home/user/.mozilla/plugins/

hope this helps.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 05:51 PM   #5
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Job Done! It does help if you install RealPlayer in the right place. I ran the install again and put it in /usr/local/RealPlayer. Fired up Firefox and it worked first go. Tried Opera, and it worked ok on that too. Thanks for the help. I've learned a bit more on my journey into the Linuxzone. Nigel. aka farpoint.
 
  


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