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    Realplayer Help Needed with Firefox

    I need some help getting Realplayer to work 100% in Firefox on Linux Mint 3.0. I am convinced that the problem is not really distro-specific.

    (Although I realize there are many who are fans of using other players to play realplayer videos in the browser,and I respect their options to do so, I would appreciate only Realplayer help, please. This is because in my experience on certain websites, these other players don't cooperate 100%.)

    Here is what I have done thus far to achieve *partial* success:

    I went to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins. I don't use cli much and am a nontechie, but this is what I did:

    cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
    Then I did ls -l

    I discovered that both the Firefox plugins folder and the Mozilla plugins folder already had Realplayer's and nphelix.xpt in it. (Great!)

    I did a "sudo rm mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt"(w/out the quotes) in both the Firefox plugins folder and the Mozilla plugins folder.

    This now allows me in Firefox to go to websites and play *non-embedded* Realplayer videos, where the Realplayer application pops up and plays them beautifully!

    However, when it is the choice of the website to use the Realplayer video *embedded* in the Firefox browser, I only get audio to work, and not the video.

    *Any ideas on getting the video to work along with the audio?*

    I greatly appreciate your help.

    Many thanks,

    Richard Lawson

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    After messing around for better part of a day, I finally got this problem solved.

    For those of you still having problems getting either video or audio to work in Firefox with Realplayer, please follow this link:

    Linux Mint Forums :: View topic - Configuring Realplayer in Firefox

    I now have videos with the audios when embedded in the browser, and I now have audio working the play the Radio on BBC - homepage - Home of the BBC on the Internet.


    Richard L.

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