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- Sep 2004
Problem to get RealPlayer work
Ubuntu 7.04 lamp server amd64
Download RealPlayer10GOLD.bin on RealPlayer site. Performed following steps to get it installed.
$ sudo chmod u+x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
$ sudo ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
The package was installed on /home/satimis/RealPlayer
(remark: did not change directory path during installation. Just used default)
RealPlayer can be started with.
But it can be evoked on Internet browsing.
Edit -> Preferences -> Contents -> File Types -> Manage -> Change Action
check "Open them with this application"
Browse -> realplay
Still the same. On browsing Internet some sites complain, "install RealPlayer".
Pls help. TIA
Hi - Getting Realplayer to work with Firefox isn't very intuitive. The first thing is to log in as root and locate the following files: nphelix.so and nphelix.xpt . These are the key to making this work.
They might be in /usr/bin/mozilla but if not log in as root and try: find / -name nphelix.so -print .
Then you need to know exactly where you installed Firefox ... The key thing is to locate Firefox's plugins directory, and to enter this. For example: cd /home/fingal/firefox/plugins .
Now you need to create symbolic links to the two files named above. Realplayer's installer won't do this for you: it's a little hopeless! From Firefox's plugin's directory do:
ln -s /usr/bin/mozilla/nphelix.so (and)
ln -s /usr/bin/mozilla/nphelix.xpt
Exit from being root and restart Firefox. Adjust the instructions above to suit your own system / directory tree.
What you're doing is linking Firefox's plugins directory to the two Realplayer files, so that FF can play streaming media.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
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- Sep 2004
Tks for your advice.
$ find / -name nphelix.so -print | grep nphelix.soCode:
...... /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/nphelix.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so /home/satimis/hxsetup/mozilla/nphelix.so /home/satimis/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so
$ find / -name nphelix.xpt -print | grep nphelix.xptCode:
...... /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/nphelix.xpt /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt /home/satimis/hxsetup/mozilla/nphelix.xpt /home/satimis/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt
$ ls -al /home/satimis/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.soCode:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 57580 2007-07-27 08:29 /home/satimis/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.soCode:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5086 2007-07-27 08:29 /home/satimis/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt
$ ls -al /usr/bin/mozillaCode:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2007-07-26 13:56 /usr/bin/mozilla -> /etc/alternatives/mozillaCode:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2007-08-15 21:00 /etc/alternatives/mozilla -> /usr/bin/firefoxCode:
ln: accessing `/usr/bin/mozilla/': Not a directory
Hmm that looks horribly confusing and you seem to have a rather complex arrangement there. I think Realplayer (because it's pre-compiled) needs to look in /usr/bin/mozilla ... I'm not familiar with your distro, so I think you need advice from someone who knows Ubuntu.
Perhaps this would help? I suppose what works on one distro doesn't work on another.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
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- Sep 2004
Tks for your URL
I followed "1. Install Automatix2" on following guide installing RealPlayer
ArsGeek » Blog Archive » How to get realplayer working in Firefox on Ubuntu 7.04
It futher referred to;
Installing Automatix2 with Apt
Installing Automatix2 on (K,X)Ubuntu 7.04 i386,AMD64 (Feisty)
Installation - Automatix Wiki
Steps performed as follow;
$ echo "deb Index of /apt feisty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt feisty main
$ wget http://www.getautomatix.com/keys/automatix2.keyCode:
--18:05:20-- http://www.getautomatix.com/keys/automatix2.key => `automatix2.key' Resolving www.getautomatix.com... 188.8.131.52 Connecting to www.getautomatix.com|184.108.40.206|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 1,706 (1.7K) [application/pgp-keys] 100%[=====================================================================================>] 1,706 1.59K/s 18:05:21 (1.59 KB/s) - `automatix2.key' saved [1706/1706]Code:
gpg: directory `/home/satimis/.gnupg' created gpg: can't open `/gnupg/options.skel': No such file or directory gpg: keyring `/home/satimis/.gnupg/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/home/satimis/.gnupg/pubring.gpg' created gpg: /home/satimis/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key E23C5FC3: public key "Arnav Ghosh (Automatix Team Lead) <email@example.com>" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1
$ gpg --export --armor E23C5FC3 | sudo apt-key add -Code:
$ sudo apt-get updateCode:
...... Fetched 12.3kB in 2s (4879B/s) Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-commercial/Release Unable to find expected entry maindeb/source/Sources in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?) Reading package lists... Done E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
$ sudo apt-get install automatix2
It went through w/o complaint
I used following site to test RealPlayer
ON24: A World of Webcasting Solutions. One Webcasting Provider
It further refers to RealPlayer site for testing.
Vedio displayed by with following warningCode:
WARNING: Your media player does not allow scripting. Scripting is required for streaming events to perform properly. Please re-install your media player to correct your configuration. If you were unable to view the test video,you may want to consider viewing the webcast using an alternative media player. If you can see video but you can't hear anything, please check your system volume settings and the volume on the media player. In order to provide an optimal experience listening to and/or viewing webcasts, we recommend the following media player plug-ins: Windows Media Player 10 or above and RealPlayer 10 or above. download real player
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- Jun 2004
Years later and...
Fingal's advice worked perfectly on Slackware 12.