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Suchak Jani
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Team,
Is real player available for linux.
I can see on their website frontpage something for the mac os.
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Suchak Jani
Gregg Bolinger
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YEs, there is a Linux Version. SUSE 7.X comes packaged with it.
http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/download.pl
There is one link to a debian package. Do a search on Google and you will find many more.


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Tim Holloway
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Real has been horribly lax in their Linux support. Last time I checked, their Linux player was about 3 releases out of date and I couldn't get it to do anything but bomb in the latest Mozilla.
I was so irritated that I swore I'd buy the emulator that lets me use Windows Media Player under Linux and use THAT, but then Real announced the Helix (partially)-open-source initiative, so I'm hoping better times are ahead.


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Suchak Jani
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Joined: Jan 24, 2002
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Team,
Here is my question then,
Is there any other way for me to listen and watch news on sites like BBC news home page.
I know most probably the answer is no , but still i asked.
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Suchak Jani
Gregg Bolinger
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Not unless they change the format in which they stream their video or unless you can find another player on Linux that supports the REAL format.
Tim Holloway
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Bliss!
I found a Linux copy of Real Player 8 at http://www.real.com . It's well hidden - as are all the freebie players. I tracked it down via the support page, which had a link to a download page. If you select Unix/Linux for Pentium, you'll get passed to a location that has the Real Players that are independently supported. A download and install of the RPM for Linux 2.x did the trick.
BBC TV comes up a treat now, as does DWTV (Deutsche Welle).
Only thing left out it how to make it run as a Mozilla plugin. The RealPlayer plugin install is for Netscape, and while there's some cases where Mozilla shares resources with Netscape, this doesn't appear to be one. Until I figure it out, I'll be content to run Real as an external player.
 
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