how to force FF to use realplayer?

nepal nepal.roade at
Wed Apr 16 15:39:55 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 16 April 2008, D. R. Evans wrote:
> So today is the first day of cricket season in England
> :-)

hehe indeed it is! :)

> Which means that I want to be able to listen to the BBC
> local radio stations that carry commentary. Last year
> this worked fine under 64-bit dapper, but this year I'm
> on gutsy 64-bit. It started promisingly: up popped the
> mplayer plugin, ans started playing...
> ...but I have had several FF freezes in the past hour,
> which, since FF is usually capable of running for at
> least a day or two without crashing, seem to have been
> caused by the plug-in.
> So I figured I ought to try using realplayer instead
> (which is what I used last year). But nothing I do seems
> to change FF's behaviour: it always brings up the mplayer
> plug-in, and when I tell it to use a standalone player,
> it still uses mplayer.
> In particular, in Konq I changed the file association so
> that audio/x-pn-realaudio (which is the MIME type of the
> files used by the BBC) is associated with realplayer, but
> there was no effect at all. I tried a few other things
> too, but nothing seemed to make any difference. So does
> anyone know how to force FF to use realplayer on BBC
> audio?
>   Doc

I had this problem and the only way I could get back to 
using RealPlayer was to uninstall everything I could that 
was mplayer and reinstall realplayer, but not on a 64bit 


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