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Old 08-09-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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how to install real player to play .rm and .ra file in ubuntu 11.04.

respected sir

i find no solution to play .rm file which open in real player.

real player does not support linux.

how can i play .rm file in linux or altrnatively how can i install ral player in ubuntu 11.04

kindly guide

with regards
Old 08-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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EDIT: have you tried to use VLC to play the files?

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc
First install the medibuntu repository:

Then install either the w32codecs or w64codecs depending of your architecture.

You may benefit from going through this thread:

Comprehensive Multimedia & Video Howto

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Old 08-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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"Realplayer11GOLD.deb" can be installed, if you have a 32bits OS.
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The command 'uname -a' will show the architecture ( i686? x86_64? )

A general solution : ".. copy the Real 9 codecs files to /usr/lib/win32/ "

Old 08-09-2011, 02:49 PM   #4
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dilip kucheria,

I believe that the VLC media player will now play the .rm format. You can install VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center or from the Videolan (VLC) site: .

Hope that helps.
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I just tested a *.ram file with VLC, after opening the file in Real Player Gold.

No luck. Real keeps it stuff extremely proprietary.

Also, Ubuntu wants to default real media files to Totem, that Totem doesn't play them either.

I have no problems with Real Player on Linux. It's a variant on the Helix player and it doesn't do all the nasty stuff that Real does on Windows, such as start hidden processes, hide executables in places they don't belong, and keep trying to phone home to Seattle.

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[salem@localhost]$sudo wget`lsb_release -cs`.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list && sudo apt-get -q update && sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get -q update
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