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    Installing BIN file


    I need a plugin for Firefox to play WMVs, so I downloaded the Real Player for Linux. They claim that it will play Windows Media files.
    The file that came is RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
    So, what do I do? How do I install it?
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    O_O Execute it.

    # ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
    To execute the script

    # chmod a+x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
    If it dont have execute permission by default.
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    Yeah, I tried that.
    It wants to know where to put the files.
    How should I know?
    All I want is the Firefox extension...
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    You probably want to get Mplayer from your Mandriva repos, it is far better than Realplayer in my opinion.
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    Does that have a Firefox plugin that will let me watch streaming WMP files?
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    Indeed it does.
    You might need other codecs but yes, it's what I use. Check your package manager, you should find it there.
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    I installed the GUI and the Netscape/Mozilla plugin, restarted Firefox and it STILL tells me I need to install Windows Media Player to view the clip.
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    Open your Firefox and type in the address bar:
    Code:
    about:plugins
    Is Mplayer listed here?
    EDIT: If it isn't listed here, then try searching the package manager for mplayerplug-in and install that too.
    Last edited by MikeTbob; 01-18-2009 at 12:53 PM.
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    Code:
    Windows Media Player Plug-in
    
        File name: mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
        mplayerplug-in 3.55
    
        Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
        JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
    and
    Code:
    mplayerplug-in 3.55
    
        File name: mplayerplug-in.so
        mplayerplug-in 3.55
    
        Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
        JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
    and
    Code:
    Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)
    
        File name: libtotem-gmp-plugin-gstreamer.so
        The Totem 2.22.0 plugin handles video and audio streams.
    And there are several dozen file formats, all enabled.
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    Ok, I think I might know whats going on here, I'm thinking the other plugins are interfering with it. So,,,if you do not use Totem movie player, then you might want to remove it from your system.
    Send me the link you are trying to view, (unless it's porn heh), let me have a look see.
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