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Old 10-27-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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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!

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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.

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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.


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.

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you can just run the command "realplay" and it should work


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