Simple RealPlayer/Multimedia Solution

akonstam at akonstam at
Fri May 21 13:24:54 UTC 2004

On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 06:17:48PM -0400, Jack Aboutboul wrote:
> Hello All,
> 	I'm glad to be writing this email.  It seems that many users'
> multimedia playback issues will be solved by this simple,
> straight-forward solution.  You can now download an alpha, albeit,
> pretty stable, version of RealPlayer.  All you need to do is go to
> and download the rpm
> linked to from the RealPlayer Alpha table.  You will want the Linux
> x86(Sun JDS, others) one.
> 	All you need to do is rpm -Uvh, and youll get a nice new RealPlayer
> which will even install mozilla plugins and a menu entry for you.  It
> even has a native gtk interface.  WOW!!
> 	It can play the following media formats. Real Audio/Video, Ogg Vorbis,
> Ogg Theora, MP3, SMIL, Flash, MPEG4, RTSP and more.  It also has support
> for Accelerated Video and Fullscreen playback.
> 	I think it is safe to say, that there is no an easy, simple, convenient
> way to get a way above decent multimedia setup for Fedora. So let it be
> written, so let it be done.
> Word,
> Jack
> P.S. For all other media formats, just use mplayer and mozplugger and
> stop crying.
I would like to stop crying but I have a problem. I followed the
instructions above and then when I go to npr website and try to play a
smil audio file I get an erro that the smil file failed to open. So
now what do I do?
Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
One Trinity Place.
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

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