Simple RealPlayer/Multimedia Solution

Gregory Gulik greg at
Fri May 21 14:37:17 UTC 2004

Thanks, I tried two different versions off that page but neither work. 
The HelixPlayer gave me an error that it's unable to view that type of 
file and the alpha RealPlayer looked like it was playing but no image or 
sound came was aparent.

Can you play this link with your player?

Did you need to install anything special?

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.

Greg Gulik                       
greg @

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