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Realplayer in Firefox

Postby jap on Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:13 am

Hi all,

I'm another Windows user moving across to Linux. really impressed with mint 2 and installed mint 2.1 but now the controls for the realplayer I used to use on the BBC site do not work at all.

Sound plays fine just no pause ffwd or stop etc.

Any clues ?

I too struggle with the terminal as its been soooo long since msdos but I am getting there

Cheers

John
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Postby rlozano on Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:37 am

i have seen alot of users having problems at BBC, even ubuntu users (if you are going to search the forums) are having the same issue.

what i can suggest for now is to remove the realplayer (uninstall) and try installing it again, and see if that will help.
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Postby clem on Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:47 am

Hi,

There is no realplayer in Bea, it was replaced with mplayer-plugin.

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Postby rlozano on Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:19 am

dang! i didn't notice that at all! :lol: i have been toying with my bianca the whole day... ha ha ha....

(too excited maybe...)
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Realplayer.....how to for the BBC etc

Postby tomcat1965 on Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:11 am

Firstly you will find Mplayer sucks when watching BBC video's.
Quit Firefox and completely remove Mplayer and Firefox plugin.
Install totem- Mozilla and from the "change how I view this" dialogue of the BBC's player window select Windows media player.....yeah I know but Totem will handle the stream fine.
Or(Preferably)....Install Totem-Mozilla plugin as before and Realplayer 10.0.08.805 Gold (not the Helix Open Source one).
Then make sure you have shut down Firefox , then in the terminal:

$ cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
$ sudo rm libtotem-complex-plugin.so
$ sudo rm libtotem-complex-plugin.xpt

This will remove the symbolic links for Totem to play Real files(which it cannot do so that's why they are going)(And Realplayer won't work with them left in place when viewing streams in Firefox) It does not affect the function of Totem one bit they are sym links not application files)

now in Realplayer de-select use X-video (uncheck it) and set your preferences while you are there in the "tools" section .
Go to BBC player and in "change how Iview this" change to Realplayer
Now you have BBC in realplayer as the BBC intended,you can watch the current Qtime movies and CNN!!!(select continue to video option) If you try with Mplayer it will tell you to go away as you don't have Windows Media player. :D

Mod's feel free to stick this in a "How to link" or Modify it along the lines of "How to watch CNN and BBC"
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Realplayer in Firefox

Postby nick on Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:01 pm

Hi, I am watching BBC News fine in Mplayer
"For some reason Mplayer came up without audio or video configured, on my box after installing KDE,
Right click on screen, select configure, select video
output, and audio output (x11 and alsa in my case)
Plays BBC, C4 News, and everywhere I have tried.

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=906

Could it be to do with the video settings on Mplayer ? as last time I installed Bea i could not watch, but can now watch every thing in full screen even .mov

Also;

"The DRM framework currently relies on Microsoft technology but, the Trust says, the BBC must develop a more platform-agnostic approach "within a reasonable framework" which takes account of other technology, such as Apple and Linux"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6317389.stm
And
Beeb slammed for 'fawning' to Bill Gates
BBC VIEWERS have flooded the corporation with complaints over how it covered the launch of Microsoft Vista earlier this week.

In one cringingly servile interview worthy of Uriah Heep, the Beeb's news presenter Hugh Edwards even thanked Gates at the end of it, presumably in appreciation at being allowed to give the Vole vast coverage for free.

In other TV news items presenters excitedly explained how Vista could be obtained and installed - details courtesy of the BBC's website.
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37411
When I sent in a complaint I got directed by email to a website
to fill in a form, comes up blank in Firefox !!!!!
:) ;) ;)
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Postby quickstart on Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:12 pm

Did you notice the complete absence of Linux in all these "News Reports"?

In fact, did you notice a frightening lack of technical knowledge in general?

:wink: Just my licence fee's worth...

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Realplayer in Firefox

Postby nick on Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:34 pm

Maybe this is not the right part of the forum to dicuss this, but I pointed out I pay a licence fee, why should I have to pay a Microsoft tax to watch their Media?

The complaint survey I was asked to fill in says "I need Internet Explorer" whatever that is, is it in Synaptic? :)

BTW Thanks Clem for the distribution.
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Postby quickstart on Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:12 pm

Hi nick,

Unless your doctor says you need Internet Explorer, I'd keep well away from it..

p.s I am not a doctor

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Re: Realplayer in Firefox

Postby JWH on Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:48 pm

nick wrote:Hi, I am watching BBC News fine in Mplayer
"For some reason Mplayer came up without audio or video configured, on my box after installing KDE,
Right click on screen, select configure, select video
output, and audio output (x11 and alsa in my case)
Plays BBC, C4 News, and everywhere I have tried.
Nick

:lol:
Thanks, Nick... it worked for me
Now about the controls?
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Realplayer in Firefox

Postby nick on Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:36 am

Hi
The only controls I have ever used are
"right click" on screen for full screen, :)
a good guide to Mplayer, far more than
I know:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML-singl ... layer.html

What is the specific problem with the controls?
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Realplayer in Firefox

Postby nick on Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:07 am

Ah, I see, the controls do not show up in bottom of Mplayer at the BBC, but they do at all other sites
Will try? to sort, but a suggestion to the BBC to use open source codecs would be helpful.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

Helen Boaden, Director of BBC news
helenboaden.complaints@bbc.co.uk

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bbc's lack of knowledge

Postby cakehead on Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:02 pm

Did you notice the complete absence of Linux in all these "News Reports"?

In fact, did you notice a frightening lack of technical knowledge in general?


LOL Yeah I noticed the lack of tech knowledge from the BBC. I also saw Bill Gates laugh when the presenter asked about competition from 'myspace, google and such. I tell friends about LInux, I try to give away disks at work and no one wants a superior to Window$ OS for nothing. Bill is laughing all the way to the bank !
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