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Old 04-02-2006, 04:25 AM   #1
Martindtep
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Question RealPlayer 10 wont start


I have recently installed Fedora Core 4. I noticed that all video clips is not supported by the Helix player and have tried to install RealPlayer 10. I believe I followed the installation instructions correctly and all seemed to go well. I still encountered some problems though.

When I try to start a video clip from e.g. service.real.com/test
...the Helix player starts and not the RealPlayer. Helix doesn't support the file format and asks me to download RealPlayer - which I already have.

Also, I cannot find any icon for RealPlayer and it hasn't showed up in the audio/video drop down.

If this helps to find an answer - here is the installation log for RealPlayer.

Thanks for any help.



RealPlayer 1.0.5.776 installation log Sun Apr 2 08:53:56 2006

files extracted to /home/Martin/Program/RealPlayer:
./
./plugins/
./plugins/swfrender.so
./plugins/httpfsys.so
./plugins/jpgrender.so
./plugins/rtrender.so
./plugins/clbascauth.so
./plugins/h263render.so
./plugins/jpgfformat.so
./plugins/memfsys.so
./plugins/rtfformat.so
./plugins/mp3render.so
./plugins/oggfformat.so
./plugins/sdpplin.so
./plugins/pcmrend.so
./plugins/giffformat.so
./plugins/aacff.so
./plugins/smplfsys.so
./plugins/rarender.so
./plugins/rpjpgplin.so
./plugins/rpfformat.so
./plugins/theorarend.so
./plugins/vidsite.so
./plugins/rn5auth.so
./plugins/ramfformat.so
./plugins/rpgifplin.so
./plugins/hxxml.so
./plugins/mp4fformat.so
./plugins/swfformat.so
./plugins/rvxrender.so
./plugins/rppngplin.so
./plugins/pngrender.so
./plugins/authmgr.so
./plugins/amrff.so
./plugins/vsrcplin.so
./plugins/audplin.so
./plugins/vsrlocal.so
./plugins/pngfformat.so
./plugins/mp3metaff.so
./plugins/vorbisrend.so
./plugins/wbmpfformat.so
./plugins/mp4arender.so
./plugins/wbmprend.so
./plugins/aufformat.so
./plugins/smmrender.so
./plugins/rmfformat.so
./plugins/mp3fformat.so
./plugins/gifrender.so
./plugins/hxsdp.so
./plugins/smlrender.so
./plugins/ramrender.so
./plugins/smlfformat.so
./plugins/rprender.so
./lib/
./lib/libgtkhx.so
./common/
./common/clntxres.so
./common/clntcore.so
./README
./codecs/
./codecs/drv1.so
./codecs/drvc.so
./codecs/rv10.so
./codecs/cook.so
./codecs/colorcvt.so
./codecs/amrw.so
./codecs/sipr.so
./codecs/rv20.so
./codecs/drv2.so
./codecs/raac.so
./codecs/amrn.so
./codecs/rv40.so
./codecs/atrc.so
./codecs/cvt1.so
./codecs/rv30.so
./share/
./share/locale/
./share/locale/zh_TW/
./share/locale/zh_TW/player.mo
./share/locale/zh_TW/README
./share/locale/zh_TW/LICENSE
./share/locale/zh_TW/widget.mo
./share/locale/es/
./share/locale/es/player.mo
./share/locale/es/README
./share/locale/es/LICENSE
./share/locale/es/widget.mo
./share/locale/de/
./share/locale/de/player.mo
./share/locale/de/README
./share/locale/de/LICENSE
./share/locale/de/widget.mo
./share/locale/ko/
./share/locale/ko/player.mo
./share/locale/ko/README
./share/locale/ko/LICENSE
./share/locale/ko/widget.mo
./share/locale/hi/
./share/locale/hi/player.mo
./share/locale/hi/README
./share/locale/hi/LICENSE
./share/locale/hi/widget.mo
./share/locale/fr/
./share/locale/fr/player.mo
./share/locale/fr/README
./share/locale/fr/LICENSE
./share/locale/fr/widget.mo
./share/locale/pt_BR/
./share/locale/pt_BR/player.mo
./share/locale/pt_BR/README
./share/locale/pt_BR/LICENSE
./share/locale/pt_BR/widget.mo
./share/locale/zh_CN/
./share/locale/zh_CN/player.mo
./share/locale/zh_CN/README
./share/locale/zh_CN/LICENSE
./share/locale/zh_CN/widget.mo
./share/locale/ja/
./share/locale/ja/player.mo
./share/locale/ja/README
./share/locale/ja/LICENSE
./share/locale/ja/widget.mo
./share/locale/pl/
./share/locale/pl/player.mo
./share/locale/pl/README
./share/locale/pl/LICENSE
./share/locale/pl/widget.mo
./share/locale/it/
./share/locale/it/player.mo
./share/locale/it/README
./share/locale/it/LICENSE
./share/locale/it/widget.mo
./share/realplay.xml
./share/realplay.desktop
./share/realplay.mime
./share/realplay.applications
./share/tigris.css
./share/mimelnk/
./share/mimelnk/video/
./share/mimelnk/video/vnd.rn-realvideo.desktop
./share/mimelnk/video/3gpp.desktop
./share/mimelnk/video/x-3gpp2.desktop
./share/mimelnk/application/
./share/mimelnk/application/x-smil.desktop
./share/mimelnk/application/ogg.desktop
./share/mimelnk/application/vnd.rn-realmedia-secure.desktop
./share/mimelnk/application/vnd.rn-realmedia.desktop
./share/mimelnk/application/vnd.rn-realmedia-vbr.desktop
./share/mimelnk/application/sdp.desktop
./share/mimelnk/application/x-streamingmedia.desktop
./share/mimelnk/text/
./share/mimelnk/text/vnd.rn-realtext.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/
./share/mimelnk/audio/mpeg.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/x-aac.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/x-wav.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/x-scpls.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/x-mpegurl.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/x-m4a.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/x-aiff.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/vnd.rn-realaudio.desktop
./share/mimelnk/audio/x-pn-realaudio.desktop
./share/default/
./share/default/prefs_transport.png
./share/default/pause.png
./share/default/volume_mid.png
./share/default/prefs_mediatypes.png
./share/default/volume_popup_high.png
./share/default/volume_off.png
./share/default/volume_high.png
./share/default/prefs_hardware.png
./share/default/prefs_connection.png
./share/default/prefs_playback.png
./share/default/prefs_internet.png
./share/default/next.png
./share/default/volume_popup_mute.png
./share/default/fastforward.png
./share/default/prefs_proxy.png
./share/default/stop.png
./share/default/tactoggle.png
./share/default/volume_low.png
./share/default/prefs_content.png
./share/default/volume_popup_low.png
./share/default/play.png
./share/default/volume_popup_off.png
./share/default/prefs_raw.png
./share/default/prefs_advanced.png
./share/default/rewind.png
./share/default/volume_mute.png
./share/default/congestion.png
./share/default/clipinfo.png
./share/default/volume_popup_mid.png
./share/default/previous.png
./share/realplay.png
./share/hxplay_help.html
./share/icons/
./share/icons/mime-application-rm_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-application-generic_48x48.png
./share/icons/realplay_32x32.png
./share/icons/mime-text-realtext_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-mp3_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-application-ram_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-application-generic_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-video-generic_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-text-realtext_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-video-ogg_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-application-smil_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-mp4_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-application-ogg_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-aiff_192x192.png
./share/icons/realplay_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-application-smil_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-aiff_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-generic_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-video-ogg_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-au_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-video-mov_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-application-rm_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-video-generic_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-video-avi_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-video-swf_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-ogg_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-mp3_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-video-swf_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-video-rv_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-video-mov_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-video-rv_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-wav_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-ra_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-generic_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-ra_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-application-rpm_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-mp4_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-wav_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-ogg_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-application-ogg_48x48.png
./share/icons/realplay_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-application-ram_192x192.png
./share/icons/realplay_16x16.png
./share/icons/mime-video-avi_48x48.png
./share/icons/mime-audio-au_192x192.png
./share/icons/mime-application-rpm_48x48.png
./share/realplay/
./share/realplay/setup_welcome.png
./share/realplay/icon.png
./share/realplay/setup_title.png
./share/realplay/prefs_general.png
./share/realplay/logo.png
./share/realplay/embedded_logo.png
./share/realplay.keys
./LICENSE
./realplay.bin
./postinst/
./postinst/confscript.sh
./postinst/postinst.sh
./doc/
./realplay
./Bin/
./Bin/setup
./mozilla/
./mozilla/nphelix.xpt
./mozilla/nphelix.so

post-install setup commands:
rm -f /home/Martin/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so
rm -f /home/Martin/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt
ln -s /home/Martin/Program/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so /home/Martin/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so
ln -s /home/Martin/Program/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt /home/Martin/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt
cp realplay realplay.bak
sed -e "s%#[ \t]*HELIX_LIBS[ \t]*=.*$%HELIX_LIBS=/home/Martin/Program/RealPlayer ; export HELIX_LIBS%" realplay.bak > realplay
 
Old 04-02-2006, 04:37 AM   #2
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It sounds strange, real should replace helix while you install it.
However, why don't you do [/code] rpm -e helix [/code]
and the reinstall real ?
 
Old 04-02-2006, 04:42 AM   #3
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http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...ion_notes.html

This site says you need to remove HelixPlayer because it interferes with RealPlayer.

HTH,
Dai
 
Old 04-02-2006, 04:49 AM   #4
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I am totally new to linux (and not really good at computers at all) so what you just asked me to do doesn't say me much.
But still, I did my best and assume that it should go into the terminal window. I got back that the helix package is not installed.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:08 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Martindtep
I am totally new to linux (and not really good at computers at all) so what you just asked me to do doesn't say me much.
But still, I did my best and assume that it should go into the terminal window. I got back that the helix package is not installed.
"rpm -e helix" does not work because "helix" is not the correct name of the HelixPLayer package. The command should have been "rpm -e HelixPlayer".
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:21 AM   #6
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Thank you Dai and TruongAn! Dai's link to the Fedora Core installation notes worked splendid. RealPlayer starts automatically now when I click on a video link.

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:22 AM   #7
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Oops, sorry for the mistake, it was a long time since I removed helix and I forget it name.
So, try the command daihard suggest, take care about the case, linux is case sensity .
You can find all the package the have the word "elix" in its name using :
Code:
rpm -qa | grep elix
This command is useful to find the exact name of the package.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 06:05 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TruongAn
Oops, sorry for the mistake, it was a long time since I removed helix and I forget it name.
So, try the command daihard suggest, take care about the case, linux is case sensity .
I hear ya. I would have thought it was "helixplayer" had I not known that some packages have weird names.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 07:03 AM   #9
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rpm -e HelixPlayer
don't even bother with Realplayer. Its terrible. Instead get mplayer, mplayerplug-in, live555, and gxine. You'll be a happy camper.
 
  


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