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Old 02-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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BBC Radio RAM player that works?

I like to listen to the BBC World Service. It works out of the box on Ubuntu and even the evil operating system. Suse has no idea.

I can understand if they can't include proprietary modules in their distro for legal reasons. However, they do have a page instructing you to add Pacman to their repositories and select the VLC RPM which magically installs a program to watch C_S_S encrypted DVDs on Suse.

I have downloaded and installed about a dozen different programs and firefox plugins. I have the Real plugin. Can't handle it. Opera RPM pops up a window with no buttons or controls of any sort. Konqueror is totally lost. I have installed get-iplayer (downloads bbc iPlayer tv, Radio and podcast programs), kde4-kmplayer, km-player, Mplayer, pullin-flash-player, RealPlayer (from YAST!!!), smplayer and yauapp. Nothing works.

The only solution which works for me is to right-click on the "listen live" icon on, select "save link as" and dump it to my local drive. It looks like this:
godzilla2:/tmp # cat ~brianp/*.ram

Then open the application /usr/bin/realplay (RealPlayer 11), do a file->open and point it to the .RAM file. I went to Firefox -> preferences -> applications and firefox has no content type of RAM

There are 4.1 million Google pages on "linux ram player". Is there one page related to Suse 11.1 which has simple, step by step instructions for taking a stock Firefox installation and geting .ram files playing?

I have the 64 bit Adobe Flash module installed and working (mostly).

Thank you,
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Try realplayer

edit: sorry I didn't notice that you've got a realplayer. I don't know. If I click on the link, there's a popup window asking me to choose a media player: either windows player or real player. When I choose realplayer it opens it without any problem

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