how to force FF to use realplayer?

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Wed Apr 16 17:39:45 UTC 2008

Doesn't exactly answer your question but when I tried a BBC Radio 
netcast the pop-up box asked if I wanted to use an external player. 
Mplayer worked like a charm for almost an hour before I shut it off.

D. R. Evans wrote:
> So today is the first day of cricket season in England :-)
> 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

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