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Old 02-07-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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Unable to play Real Video 3.0 in Iceweasel (Etch)


I installed the mozilla-mplayer plugin (using aptitude install) from the Stable repository, but Iceweasel is still trying to use Totem to play a streaming Real Video 3.0 video. I looked at aboutlugins, and it's showing the RealPlayer 9 and mplayerplug-in 3.31 plugins installed and enabled. In Edit|Preferences|Content|File Type, Real Video files aren't listed. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 02-08-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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I use the mplayer packages from the www.debian-multimedia.org repository, and have not had any trouble. The packages by Debian have certain codecs disabled. Once the new ones are installed, you can go to http://service.real.com/test/ to test the new plugins.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thanks bcwagne... I tried your suggestion, and made some progress, but it's still not working. On the RealNetworks test videos, the mplayer logo now comes up and the video seems to start to load, but stops before it starts - it says "Connecting to server, then "Buffering", then "Stopped." Pressing Play repeats this cycle.

I then decided to install Helix from debian-multimedia. Now the "real" logo comes up in the video that I was originally trying to view, and the audio works, but there's no video. No change with the RealNetworks test videos.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 12:11 AM   #4
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One other thing I thought of as I was looking through my installed packages: Install the windows codecs from the same repository. I had to install the w64codecs package (amd64), and I think there is a w32codecs package as well. Hope it helps. If not, I'll keep looking.
 
Old 02-12-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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Well, I did a dist-upgrade last night, and now it's working. I'd like
to know exactly what it was that fixed it, but I guess as long as it's working I'm happy.
 
Old 02-12-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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Well, I did a dist-upgrade last night, and now it's working. I'd like
to know exactly what it was that fixed it, but I guess as long as it's working I'm happy.
If you did dist-upgrade on Etch, then probably you are running a lenny system, Lenny has new versions of packages in its repo, and maybe it was the new version of some package that fixed your problem.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 01:31 AM   #7
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If you did dist-upgrade on Etch, then probably you are running a lenny system, Lenny has new versions of packages in its repo, and maybe it was the new version of some package that fixed your problem.
What? Dist-upgrade will install Lenny packages if I only have etch (and debian-multimedia) in my sources.list?
 
Old 02-13-2008, 01:41 PM   #8
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Yes. If you run a dist-upgrade from stable (etch), it will go to testing. If run from testing (lenny), it will go to unstable (sid).
 
Old 02-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #9
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Yes. If you run a dist-upgrade from stable (etch), it will go to testing. If run from testing (lenny), it will go to unstable (sid).

Only if you have Lenny in your sources.list, otherwise dist-upgrade upgrades and pulls in/remove packages as necessary, where as -upgrade only upgrades without removing/installing new packages.
 
  


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