I am fairly new to all this and have a problem with realplayer - i have downloaded the rpm for rp 10 gold it loads ok but does not run starts to load and then just disappears.
2. wmv files how do i load win 32 codecs for xine/mplayer i have tried the link at the top of the mandriva thread but no joy.
system dual boot with winxp/mandriva 2007
amd x2 5000+
2gb dual channel 667 ram
3x 200gb sata2 hdd
nvidia 6500 graphics
everything else works great but i have many movies saved in wmv format which i cannot play and this is the only thing stopping me binning xp altogether.:confused:
Open a terminal and type /usr/bin/./realplay
Note the ./ before realplay. If it crashes post the output here.
Win32 codecs? If you learn how to use urpmi (the Mandriva package manager) you can download and install those from the Penguin Liberation Front site. :D
They are 'non-free' rpms. You'll need to set the link to the packages up with urpmi, so log in as root:
urpmi.addmedia penguin http://ftp.club-internet.fr/pub/unix...se/binary/i586 with hdlist.cz
Then type urpmi win32 and see if that works. Sometimes getting Xine etc. to find the codecs is a separate operation involving the use of the ln command.
I think the issue with RealPlayer is because of a missing library. Try doing as root
After that run RealPlayer and see if the problem is resolved.
thanks daark child that worked a treat.