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How to get the Realplayer plugin to work in Firefox

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by royeo, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. royeo

    royeo Thread Starter

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    I have FC-5 and use KDE.

    I followed Stanton Finley's installation notes. I downloaded and installed Realplayer. In the notes it said to shut down Firefox to enable the plugin and then go to NPR to test it. I did that. At NPR I clicked on Hourly Newscast, this brought up a choice between using Real or Window's Media Player. I chose Real and that brought up a dialog box that with radio buttons allowed you to play or download to disk. Under Play it already had in there "Movie Player". I did something wrong, (I should have had realplay listed in Play).

    I've done this before, correctly. Now up pops Totem Movie Player with an error message saying:

    Totem could not play 'rtsp://real.npr.org:80/...' (there was a lot more)

    I think I need to get that dialog box back so I can get "realplay" in the "Play with" segment of that box. Can somebody please tell me how to do this? Can somebody please tell me how to fix this problem?

    royeo
     
  2. arochester

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    I use Kubuntu.

    I have Realplayer10 installed according to BBC instrucions. If i go to http://news.bbc.co.uk/ and scroll down to "Watch 2 minute summary" then Realplayer starts with video. If I go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ and listen to Radio4 and specify "Listen using stand-alone Real Player" then Totem opens and I can hear it.

    If I go to NPR and listen Totem starts up and I can hear it. I did specify Realplayer.

    I have removed mplayer plugin which seemed to be causing some trouble
     
  3. arochester

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    When you click on the NPR Hourly Newscast link it will ask you what to do. Choose "Open With: Other"then choose Realplay, so the option is "Open With:Realplay"
     
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