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Old 03-28-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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real player plugin on firefox/mozilla


I might be totally naive in posting this..but..I have no other that I have spent like more than 3 weeks on this.

I have been trying to install the real plugin on
mozilla/firefox.I have downloaded the Realplayer 10 for linux.then i
installed it and provided symbolic links to the and
nphelix.xpt in the /usr/local/mozilla/plugins and
/usr/local/mozilla/components respectively.Then,I checked the mozilla
browser plugins..I found that the realplayer plugin is present.

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

but,when I open some wont play it...where am I
going wrong?How can I install real player on linux so that I can play streaming video,audio from websites?please help me out.

Old 03-28-2005, 04:55 PM   #2
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What exactly happens when you select a real media file?
Old 03-28-2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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One thing to try is to register the library files by running 'ldconfig' as root. Sometimes an installer will fail to do this.
Old 03-28-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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Where is your actual Realplayer binary installed?

I've got mine installed in a non-standard location (not in my PATH), and I had to provide a sym link in /usr/bin to the actual realplayer executable for streaming content to work (this in addition to installing the plugin - and from what you've posted, your plugin setup is OK)

Give it a try.

(PS for info, I've got Realplayer installed in /usr/bin/RealPlayer/, but from memory, I think choice of location is arbitrary during install)


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