Monday, July 23, 2007

realplayer install howto

Here's another alternative on playing multimedia files.

RealPlayer - supports RealAudio, RealVideo 10, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, H263, AAC and more.
And RealPlayer 10 for Linux is based on the open source Helix player.

How to install it:

Browse and download the latest RealPlayer from this site . They have a version specifically for Linux, which you can easily download here.
This link is for redhat-based distros.

Then install compat-libstdc++-33 library.

# yum install compat-libstdc++-33

And CD back to the downloaded folder of RealPlayer binary file and do install

# rpm -ivh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm

Lastly, you need to restart your firefox for the RealPlayer plugin to work.

How to launch RealPlayer, just hit, Ctrl+F2 and type realplay, enter.


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