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    Any advice for RealPlayer?

    I successfully installed RealPlay 8 on my system runing Fedora Core 1. Problem is, I can't get it to play any mpeg files. I know in Windows Realplayer will play mpegs. I can't figure out if it even can play them in Linux... to be honest, I can't figure out if it will play anything other than the welcome song.

    I did successfully creat a launch icon on the bar at the bottom of my screen that automatically runs the program. SWEET! That'a about the coolest thing I did all day actually... but I want to be able to play MP3s, Mpegs, Avi and Streaming video/audio. I could do all of this with RealPlayer in Windows.. not that it was my favorite way to do it, but since I can't get any of the other programs such as Xine or Mplayer to work, I thought maybe Real Player would do the trick.

    Any advice?

    Thanks.

    John

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    Re:Any advice for RealPlayer?

    Nobody uses realplayer on linux so I doubt you'll find any help.

    Your better off getting mplayer to work.

    You use fedora? How did you try installing it before? The best method is with apt/yum. You'll need the repository from http://www.fedora.us in your config file, and the "taboo" mplayer packages are available off the repository at http://rpm.livna.org (as is mp3 playback for xmms and the such.)

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    Re:Any advice for RealPlayer?

    like said before just go with mplayer or xine.

    Here is how you get both to play various formats.

    1. download these
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...t5dlls.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...t6dlls.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...extras.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...imdlls.tar.bz2

    2.extack them anyway you want GUI(ark or file roller) or CLI (tar -xjvf <package name>

    3. In the CLI as root "su" type "mkdir /usr/lin/win32"

    4. make sure you in the same directory as those files you extracted "ls"

    5. move "cd" into once of the codec folders and "mv -f *.* /usrt/lib/win32"

    6. repeat step 5 till your done.

    7. go watch a video ;D

    Simple ???

    Michael

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    Re:Any advice for RealPlayer?

    [quote author=The Great Mojo Jojo link=board=12;threadid=8580;start=0#msg77517 date=1075092814]
    like said before just go with mplayer or xine.

    Here is how you get both to play various formats.

    1. download these
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...t5dlls.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...t6dlls.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...extras.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...imdlls.tar.bz2

    2.extack them anyway you want GUI(ark or file roller) or CLI (tar -xjvf <package name>

    3. In the CLI as root "su" type "mkdir /usr/lin/win32"

    4. make sure you in the same directory as those files you extracted "ls"

    5. move "cd" into once of the codec folders and "mv -f *.* /usrt/lib/win32"

    6. repeat step 5 till your done.

    7. go watch a video ;D

    Simple ???

    Michael
    [/quote]

    Ugh, what a mess you create!

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    Re:Any advice for RealPlayer?

    [quote author=vvx link=board=12;threadid=8580;start=0#msg77506 date=1075089672]
    Nobody uses realplayer on linux so I doubt you'll find any help.
    [/quote]

    I use RealPlayer on Linux a lot. NPR's audio archives are in RealAudio format and JPL's feeds require RealAudio. But I only use it for those items, and don't know anything about using with mpeg files.

    So you're half right.

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