installing RealPlayerGOLD.bin

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installing RealPlayerGOLD.bin

Postby Circulus_Equatorus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:59 pm

I went to REAL to get a better Player with Streaming Radio. They have a download for Linux called RealPlayerGOLD.bin and their help page said to use this command (CLI) to mark the binary as an executable before you try to extract the file.
chmod +x RealPlayerGOLD.bin
How do I use Terminal to do this.
where do I put the file realPlayerGOLD.bin?
Is it safe?

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Re: installing RealPlayerGOLD.bin

Postby pompom » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:24 am

Welcome to Linux Mint!

The .bin file is distributed as a "script" file so that you can acknowledge the blooming end user license agreement. You need to add privileges 'chmod +x RealPlayerGOLD.bin' and run it inside a terminal with './RealPlayerGOLD.bin' the same way you run other commands. You can run these kinds of files only if you obtained them from a "trusted" source. It's OK to leave the file in /home/$USER directory. If you are ready to ditch the EULA, you cannot go wrong with mplayer

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sudo apt-get install mplayer

Now to connect to a stream, you need to provide mplayer with the URL as in

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mplayer (mp3)
mplayer (AAC+)
mplayer -playlist my_mp3_favorites.pls

If you find some favorites on, you are only two steps away from listening, if you have the right script

You extract the file with 'tar xvzf'. Once you add executive privileges 'chmod +x', you can fetch your favorites with

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mplayer -dumpaudio BTg4UBowMdc.flv -dumpfile Fuga.mp3
(for a very long song name)
rename Fuga.mp3 Henryk\ Szeryng\ Plays\ Johann\ Sebastian\ Bach\ Fuge\ in\ A\ Minor.mp3
(using ln -s /path/file alias)
ln -s /home/Henryk\ Szeryng\ Plays\ Johann\ Sebastian\ Bach\ Fuge\ in\ A\ Minor.mp3 Fuge
mplayer Fuge (or any .avi .flv .mp3 .ogg, etc. file)

The magic "BTg4UBowMdc" is the video file name, the script saves it as a Flash Player Video file ".flv". The beauty is that mplayer also plays .flv video files. Each YouTube video file has its own magic file name. The only downside is that music files on YouTube are 22.5 kHz unlike the typical 44.1 kHz audio files. Since you are not likely to have "number" files, you can make symlinks to your favorites using numbers 1 to 40 to get your own top 40. If you forget what's number 1, use 'file 1' to show you the link. To get your playlist going

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find /home/music_library/ -maxdepth 3 -type f -iname \*.mp3 | sort > my_favorites.pls
mplayer -playlist my_favorites.pls -loop 0


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