I used to use Bea and had a lot of audio play automatically using Realplayer when it came to "ram.php" files, but now with Bianca I'm having problems with these audio formats.
file isn't an audio format, it's basically HTML (web page code) with enhanced scripting features. These are processed by a PHP webpage server, not a media player directly.
I believe you're referring to *.ram
files, which are RealPlayer's streaming media format. They're small files that contain information about the location of the actual audio or video files (e.g. *.ra
files). You can download *.ram
files onto your PC, but an Internet connection is needed to access the media files online in real-time, either by a web-savvy media player or a web browser that can feed the audio/video data stream to a compatible media player.
At the moment I'm not running Mint, so I can't do tests for a more specific reply.
One thing you can try is to copy-and-paste the online audio link directly into RealPlayer. Open both your web browser and the RealPlayer media player. At the Harry Shearer site, do a right-click on the audio link and select Copy Link Location
with your browser, then do a paste into RealPlayer's File > Open Location