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  1. #11
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Lahore, Pakistan

    u can get mplayer from

    look on the left u will see a list of files.

    and this is the official site

  2. #12
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Queens, NY
    I'd recommend getter the actual source file (.tar.gz or .tgz) and compiling it. You get better options and it will be better optimized for your computer.
    The best things in life are free.

  3. #13
    Linux Guru
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    I agree with bpark. MPlayer has a lot of CPU-specific optimizations, so compiling it from source simply yields a faster program, almost always.

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  5. #14
    ok, but how do i go about doing that? i mean, what do i use to compile?

  6. #15
    nevermind guys, i think somebody just asked a question on compiling source files. i just read it. i'll just ask you if something goes wrong with the compile. i'll try this compile thing instead of the regular rpm install.

  7. #16
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Lahore, Pakistan
    can anyone tell me the steps i have to do to make realplayer8 work on my machine?
    since i dont know what the programmers has asked me to do over here


    i emailed the helix community [from] those who r developing the new real media player for linux/unix

    i asked them when is the release date for the new helix's real media player

    since the current realplayer 8 is not willing to install on redhat 9.0

    this is what they have replied ....... and gave me suggestions to make realplayer 8 work on red hat 9

    but since i am not into programming or scripting i dont know what it means ... varian can u also help me on that ???

    here is the copy of reply
    Hi Hasan -

    You can find all kinds of information about the player project by visiting:

    Although dates are not fixed yet, you can see the general development
    plan here:

    I also run Redhat 9, and I've been able to make RealPlayer 8 work
    quite well. The trick is setting an environment variable, doing this:

    export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5

    Now try running RP8.

    You will also want to upgrade the codecs to support RealVideo9.
    You can grab the update here:

    (note: even thought the file is .tgz, its not gzipped. its just a normal
    tar file. you can uncompress is with: tar xf rv9_libc6_i386_cs2.tgz)

    Let me know if this helps.



    At 02:50 AM 9/30/2003, Hasan Khalil wrote:

    when is the 1st official release of helix's new media player for linux?

    [the current realplayer8 is not working at all on red hat 9.0]

    so i am waiting desperately for the new helix media player for linux.


  8. #17
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Lahore, Pakistan
    hey linux gurus

    i added the line " export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 "



    realplayer is installed

    but its not playing .... whatever real audio/video file i click on mozilla 1.4 browser

    it does not play ... a dialog box opens saying open the file with default application " /usr/local/RealPlayer8/realplay " and click yes

    and then mozilla download manager dialog box opens showing the download and then nothing happens ......

    why is that????

  9. #18
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    Oct 2004

    i have a same problem with realplay

    today ,i try to play mp3 files by realplay ,but after i choose the file and press the ok button,the program go away with a splash.i don't know why. it is useful when i first log into the system ,but now it is a bush in it, who can help me? it is no interests without music.

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