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dudeman41465 10-06-2005 09:35 PM

REAL Player Codecs for MPlayer
I'm using Mandriva 2005 LE and I use MPlayer to watch all of my video files, and it of course is embedded into Firefox so that I can watch imbedded videos without having to copy and paste the url of the video into the movie player itself. Anyway, I have every single codec that I can think of except for real player codecs. I can play .avi files, .wmv files and everything I can find except for Real files. I only need them because I like to go to and watch the weather videos there and they requre real player codecs. I have checked the mplayer website and it doesn't have real media codecs. Suggestions?

auditek747 10-07-2005 05:55 AM

Go to the Mplayer download page and in the codec section
select "other binary codec packages" , from there download "all" .
That will give you all of them.

You also must be sure that your browser plugin knows what to do.

Okie 10-07-2005 07:01 AM

have you compiled mplayerplug-in? you dont have to be root to compile and install this plugin, just do it in your home directory - it will install to ~/.mozilla/plugins. and you must also get gecko-sdk from mozilla's ftp...

debian_luva 10-09-2005 01:20 PM

why not install realplayer? bin file readily and freely available from hey they even have linux install intructions.

simple and to the point.

are you militant oss/free soft?
then why use mandriva or why view proprietary file formats?

archtoad6 10-10-2005 10:44 AM


oss/free soft
I like that much better than "FOSS", which I think deemphasizes the "free software" side of things. I also like "OSFS" & "FS/OSS", & of course "GNU/Linux". Of course, with the importance of the desktop choice, I am tempted the describe my system as "GNU/Linux/KDE".

I know that this is off topic, but it seemed that the original Q was answered.

dudeman41465 10-10-2005 10:53 AM I believe searches for and asks for Windows Media Player because I have installed the Real plugins and I still get the box telling me I need to install a plugin. I guess I would be GNU/Linux/Gnome

Okie 10-10-2005 12:23 PM too, now that they changed the format uses only Windoze Media Player & only in IE with flash, it used to work with mozilla & MPlayer & mplayerplug-in, but not anymore, /rant

archtoad6 10-10-2005 04:52 PM

Glad I'm an old fart who doesn't much care about multi-media ("It's a kid thing."). If it did matter to me, I would be composing an "earthy" diatribe calculated to make an old time WAC drill sergeant blush ...

I'll content myself with a single "What arseholes!".

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