Search for â€œmplayerâ€, scroll down until you find the package right click on it and mark it for complete removal.
Search for â€œfirefoxâ€, scroll down until you find the â€œtotem-mozillaâ€ package (it should be near the end) and mark that for installation.
Search for â€œrealplayerâ€ and mark the â€œrealplayâ€ package for installation.
Open a terminal and type the following commands:
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sudo rm libtotem-complex-plugin.so
sudo rm libtotem-complex-plugin.xpt
Run realplayer from the â€œSound & Videoâ€ section of mintMenu (If it is not there right click on the mintMenu plugin and select â€œReload Pluginsâ€) and click next until realplayer launches.
Once Realplayer has started click on Tools>Preferences and select the â€œHardwareâ€ tab, in there uncheck the â€œUse Xvideoâ€ tickbox.
Once you have done that you can close all realplayer windows and start Firefox.
Browse to the BBC website and find a video or audio link.
Click the link and when it asks you what format you would like to use choose a definition level suitable to your connection and select Real Media as the codec.
If you have already selected Windows Media then click okay to any error messages that appear and when you get to the media page click on the â€œpreferencesâ€ link in the top right hand corner and select Real Media there.
This will allow you to watch video and listen to audio on the BBC website as well as watching video on CNN etc. and recent quicktime movies (CNN will complain but will actually work).
This works on Bianca beta 014