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Old 07-28-2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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Trouble using RealPlayer with BBC Radio


Hi,

I'm using Ubuntu "Hoary 5.04", I've installed RealPlayer 10 and it is working fine [once sound servers are stopped] playing CDs etc but I am having trouble playing Radio from the BBC website. A message comes up telling me I have missing plugins, I follow the prompts to get the plugins and am told plugins for 10.5 are not available and am unable to connect and listen.

Anyone had a similar problem and been able to sort it ?

Thanks

Steve
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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kinda helps if you tell us what browser this is.... if it says you don't have the plugin... install it. mightn't be available from real themselves, but it'll be in an apt repository somewhere. both realone and rp9 contain the plaugin you need for sure.

personally i keep a file of RM links which i play through mplayer, can't stand all that realplayer crap.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Hey thanks [browser is Firefox 1.0.2 btw],

mplayer sounds like a plan but I've just tried "apt-get install mplayer" and apparently is not available. Do I need something else ?

Cheers

Steve
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #4
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"about:plugins" is your friend

Typing about:plugins in the navigation bar will tell you what plugins are installed. What do you see?

I have Realplayer 9 and the Helix plugins installed and can play the BBC stuff fine.

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Old 07-28-2005, 02:38 PM   #5
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seems these are the only plugins I have, these will have come as default for the install as it was a fresh install I did a few days ago. Do I need to get, or move, plugins to somewhere firefox will find them ?

application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes

Problem with mplayer; I had to update my sources.list to include other repositories and "apt-get install mplayer-386" and it works fine now but I like RealPlayer and want to try and get that going.

Thanks

Steve
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:23 PM   #6
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Hey sorted ! :-)

followed the info at the following link and reinstalled RealPlayer replacing helix with realplayer and hey presto it's working fine !

https://player.helixcommunity.org/20...easeNotes.html

Thanks

Steve
 
  


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