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Old 10-27-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
john2cu
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Helix and Real Player Woes


Am currently exploring my new and excellent Mandrake 10.0 with KDE installation, but as a newbie to Linux am naturally having great difficulty doing anything outside of the graphical interfaces.

I just downloaded HelixPlayer-1.0.1.i586.rpm and RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm

I double clicked on these files and was informed they were being installed - the loading graphics certainly seemed to indicate this. But nothing else happened at all.

My question is where are the installed files now, and how can I access them and activate one of these players ?

I guess i've been spoiled by the ease of installing apps in Windows!

John
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:08 AM   #2
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run hlxplay or realplayer from a console.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thanks' Chris, but I don't seem to have a console.
I have a Run Command window and a Terminal Program window, but typing hlxplay or realplayer in them does nothing.

John
 
Old 10-27-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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Problem Solved

Solved the problem!
I found this code on another forum and typed it in my KDE "Run Command" window, and it activated Real Player.

artsdsp/usr/bin/realplay

The player connects to streaming audio, but the sound quality is terrible - sort of overmodulated and slightly garbled. Will have to try and solve this next.

John
 
Old 10-27-2004, 06:11 PM   #5
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you can just run the command "realplay" and it should work
 
  


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