Results 1 to 2 of 2
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 ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
- 06-18-2007 #1
- Join Date
- May 2004
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:
Then I did ls -l
I discovered that both the Firefox plugins folder and the Mozilla plugins folder already had Realplayer's nphelix.so and nphelix.xpt in it. (Great!)
I did a "sudo rm mplayerplug-in-rm.so 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.
- 06-18-2007 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
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.