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Old 08-04-2004, 10:12 AM   #16
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Well, I tried to download the Real10 bz2 file from helix community: you need to register -- the page is encrypted according to Mozilla but still --

I'm downloading the bin file from the Realplayer -- remarkably nothing is asked, quite a change from Real's usual attitude.

Helix is doing Real a lot of good!

By the way how do you install a bz2 file? Is it the same as installing a tar.gz file?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:21 AM   #17
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.bz2 unzips the same way with a different flag

.tar.gz is unzipped by
Code:
tar -xzvf <filename>
.bz2 files should open with
Code:
tar xjvf <filename>
The real player doesn't seem to hijack a lot except realmedia files. It does open with Mozilla but not with Opera or Konqueror without a manual intervention (tell it where the path to the mozilla plugin, IOW). Its okay, but if you have a properly-configured Mplayer, you may not really need Realplayer.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 11:38 AM   #18
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Thanks for the info on bz2, vectordrake.

Yes I'm sure MPlayer is much better than realplayer, but my distro is a bit old, and I may run into some problems -- I'll have a thorough look at the marillat deb packages which seems to hold all the necessary files : ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/.../binary-i386/.

Cheers
 
Old 08-04-2004, 01:21 PM   #19
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Wink Realplayer10 for Linux

Hello again,

I've just installed Realplayer10gold for Linux (mixture of helix and realplayer to put it blundly) and it's working fine for what I need it : to listen to BBC-radio4.
To listen to ram or rm files that I downloaded from the web, Xmms is fine.

Note: I downloaded the bin file from the reaplayer on windoz, and was therefor able to check if realplayer set a spyware or other nasty: nothing untoward according to SpybotSD -- realplayer seems to have cleaned its act.

Install was easy of course.
If you installed mozilla or firefox from the tar.gz files in /usr/local/ instead of the default location you get when you install through apt-get for instance, you'll have to symlink (ln -s) the two files you'll find in the realplayer dir/mozilla to your ~/.mozilla/plugins folder (npheilx.so and nphelix.xpt) and to your firefox dir/plugins folder (mine is /usr/local/firefox/).
realplayer-helix installed the symlinks to /usr/lib/mozilla, and in /usr/lib/mozillafirefox/plugins folder.

Next step will be installing Mplayer with the mozilla plugin.

Cheers,
 
Old 06-05-2005, 06:53 AM   #20
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Realplayer in GNU/Linux

I can tell Realplayer 10 installer (RealPlayer10GOLD.bin) is runable on new versions of GNU/Linux based distributions. But, as i use debian woody (currently the stable distribution), Realplayer 10 has its dependency problems. Somehow did not succeed in installing Realplayer 8. Tried running the installation binaries rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs1.bin, there was again dependancy problems. Then I tried converting rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs1_rpm to .deb. First i had to rename the rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs1_rpm to rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs1.rpm, then ran a programm called "alien" on that .rpm, what created a .deb file. After installing with dpkg -i realplayer_8.0-2_i386.deb . I was able to start the realplayer, yes, but somehow, thouth every sound application was closed, got the message "Cannot open the audio device. Another application may be using it." After a few tries.... finaly gave it up and installed MPlayer. first unpacked and placed the codecs (http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...050412.tar.bz2) where it is said to be (see manuals in mplayers homepage). then compied the source. This system is able to play now wma, mms://something.somewhere and other, but... still no sound form realplayer .ram files intended for realplayer.

I would appreciate it, if someone who is using Debian Woody has managed to play realplayer files, would tell, how you do it. Was not lucky in using google this time.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 07:38 AM   #21
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I don't use Woody (but I did when it was first released) but I think that I may have a direction you may find the answer. If I'm not mistaken, I think that the Real player still outputs its sound to oss. If you've got alsa running but without the oss comatibility layer, then that may be the problem. You'd likely have to recompile your kernel to include that support if so. Maybe calling the player fromt he command line will give a clue as to what is going on as well. LOL. I didn't realize I was still subbed to this thread...
 
Old 06-05-2005, 09:50 AM   #22
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Realplayer under Debian

Thank you. Found a solution, but a little different one. I was trying to run realplay under KDE all the time. Googled up the helix project. The player is ment for gnome! Changed the desktop enviroment to gnome and it worked (i would not say works fine, but at least SOME sound comes out)!
 
Old 06-05-2005, 10:42 AM   #23
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LOL. I've a developer profile at Helix and don't develop. I can't delete it because I signed up when the alpha version of Helix was out and only developers could get a copy of the code. I used a hotmail address back then that I no longer have so I can't delete the profile. Shame, as I was beta-testing an providing feedback. I shoulda been more careful.

Gnome works because OSS is the sound engine it uses. If you want Realplayer to work under KDE too, you can install ALSA and use the oss compatibility module. Then, you can use ALSA for all your sound, regardless of what desktop you're booted to (arts is still flakey after all these years). I find that the sound quality jumps up from OSS to aRTs to ALSA. YMMV. If you're thinking about it, there are lots of sound experts here on LQ to help.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 01:52 AM   #24
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Realplayer and Woody

It appears there is no easy way to install the alsa driver. On woody the supported version is 0.4 and 0.5. Now it is 1.x.
Under gnome realplayer runs only with esound (esd) driver. But the realplayer is rather unstable there (crashed once, and another time it crashed the whole computer).
I can try to upgrade manualy, but that would leave me out of further automated updates for alsa.
And usualy such manual updates to some any newer version leads into a package dependency hell!
Probably will have no other option than buy some extra ram when I will have some loose money (Have an A7N266E with Athlon XP 2600+, but with 120MB ram(30 for videocard so only 90 for applications - therefore I am forced to use some older GNU/Linux version)). That's one of the first motherboard models that has onboard 3D graphics accelerator and a built in sound card with dolby digital 5.1 (a feature i have never used in fact)!
Then just upgrade to Debian Sarge or something else, as Realplayer is not the only program, that is not supported in the good old Debian Woody.
There should be no problems with asla.
Have a nice day!
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:28 AM   #25
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Yes, if you could get more ram, then upgrading would be a clear choice. BTW, you're one of the few people who I've "met" who understands the limitations of kernel versus system ram.
 
  


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