Tony Baechler tony at
Sun Mar 3 14:17:35 UTC 2013

I'm replying to myself here.  I forgot to mention that you probably need the 
MPlayer package from  Also, be careful when installing 
from there as there might be legal and export issues involved, so use at 
your own risk.  With that said, I've not had a problem with the 
deb-multimedia packages and find that they're usually newer.

On 3/3/2013 1:39 AM, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Instead of trplayer, use MPlayer. It is a lot newer and still plays
> RealAudio files just fine. Besides, TRPlayer requires the non-free,
> proprietary RealPlayer which is no longer updated unless you want to go to
> Helix. If you go to Helix, TRPlayer breaks anyway. I now exclusively use
> MPlayer because it can handle almost any format, including rtsp streams.
> Helix is the open version of RealPlayer.
> On 3/2/2013 12:51 PM, Hart Larry wrote:
>> Its also funny, I can type
>> info trplayer
>> I would love to get trplayer working but I would either need much older
>> libraries, or have some1 re-write the program. Thanks--and-Kyle, I am so
>> glad you understand about asumtions.
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Have a good day,
Tony Baechler
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