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DaFoot
22nd June 2008, 06:45 PM
The search results I found here only seem to refer to older Fedora/Realplayer versions and link to pages that have dissappeared from 'tinterweb.

Sooo....

I had BBC radio playing at one point, then after an evening of beer fuelled fiddling to try and get DVDs playing BBC / realplayer got broken.

I've just tried the obvious... download latest Realplayer release (a .bin ) which I ran as root with all the defaults and it installed itself to /opt/real/RealPlayer.

Restart my browser(s) and try BBC player again with no luck.

To make things worse... the friggin around I did to fail at getting DVDs playing was a while back and I can't remember what I did in that session that may have broken my realplayer setup in my browsers.

If only PC shops round here could support Fedora so I could pay to get it fixed pronto! :(

Seve
22nd June 2008, 09:32 PM
Hello:
If you are using F9 ? try reading through this guide and see if it helps.
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f9.html#realplayer
There are also guides for other versions of Fedora located there as well.

Seve

DaFoot
22nd June 2008, 09:52 PM
TBH, I'm not sure what version I'm on anymore!

I run yum fairly frequently so my FC8 may be been upgraded to 9 but I don't know for sure (or know how to find out...).

Thanks for the link...I'll have a read :)

Seve
22nd June 2008, 10:20 PM
Hello:
From a Terminal try;

cat /etc/fedora-release

and you will find out what version you are running

Seve

DaFoot
23rd June 2008, 08:03 AM
Cheers Seve, Fedora 8 Werewolf apparently.

I'll try and look into those instructions later in the week...

sideways
23rd June 2008, 08:59 AM
Also check your /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory.

The realplayer plugin is nphelix.so

You must remove any of the following files if they are present (otherwise they will prevent the realplayer plugin from handling real media)

libtotem-complex-plugin.so
gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so
mplayerplug-in-rm.so
xine-plugin.so

There is no need to completely remove the corresponding packages (except in the case of xine-plugin.so - since that's the only relevant file installed by the package), but remember that any update may reinstall the .so files in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and must again be removed. The package names are, respectively.


totem-mozplugin
gecko-mediaplayer
mplayerplug-in
xine-plugin

DaFoot
28th June 2008, 06:06 PM
So a quick look in the plugin dir:

[root@yeti ~]# cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
[root@yeti plugins]# ls
libflashplayer.so libjavaplugin.so nphelix.so nphelix.xpt
[root@yeti plugins]#

So looking at the stuff above all seems correct yes?

Any other ideas?

Going to have a proper read of http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/m...html#realplayer next...

DaFoot
28th June 2008, 06:22 PM
Thought I had done the Realplayer rpm install already, have confirmed:
[root@yeti plugins]# rpm -ivh /home/dafoot/Download/RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package RealPlayer-11.0.0.4028-20080225.i586 is already installed
[root@yeti plugins]#