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    I'm trying to watch movies on BBC with Firefox, but it just won't go. I had problems with mplayerplugins, it was always rejected by BBC's server then installed the newest RealPlayer from RPM and also from downloaded .BIN file, so it is trying now to open streams, but no success at all. It starts a 1 second file, but there's no way to watch others. What's wrong. According to BBC's esteem I have connection which would allow High Quality videos.
    What's going on?
    I'm getting the following error message:
    Connection to server could not be established. You may be experiencing network problems. (rtsp://rm-acl.bbc.co.uk/news/n5ctrl/summaries/newsbeat/bb/video/oddbox_bb.rm?start="00:00.0"&BBC-UID=74868dd9c520bdfd9fd278afc1190db64517ee5fb05070 8ef7af47ad36c1fca1&SSO2-UID=)
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    Just a thought - there's a real media plug-in for firefox which needs to be installed too. If you haven't installed it do so (RealPlayer-rpnp).

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    Yes, those multimedia plugins usually need a bit of tweaking to work with Firefox. This involves creating symbolic links to specific files in Firefox's /plugins directory. There's information about how to do this on Mozilla's website.

    You usually find that you need to restart Firefox to get things going. A good tip is to type about:plugins in Firefox's address bar. That way you can see exactly which plugins are already enabled.

    More information: Plugins and Mozilla Firefox
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