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 Last time I checked, their Linux player was about 3 releases out of date and I couldn't get it to do anything but bomb in the latest Mozilla.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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Joined: Jan 24, 2002
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. Regards Suchak Jani
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.