[ubuntu-uk] installing real player support in Firefox 2.0/edgy

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Jan 7 23:05:07 GMT 2007

Tony Arnold wrote:
> Toby,
> Toby Smithe wrote:
>> Llywelyn, if I were you; I'd follow popey's advice
>> On Sun, 2007-01-07 at 08:38 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 18:27 +0000, Llywelyn Owen wrote:
>>>> I need some help please.
>>>> http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#RealPlayer sates that to
>>>> install Realplayer support in Firefox:  
>>> Personally I wouldn't install RealPlayer if I were you. I used to
>>> install it but since I found that you can play realplayer streams (like
>>> those on the BBC website) without using realplayer I stopped using it.
>>> Instead I have totem-mozilla, totem-xine and w32codecs. Doing this means
>>> you don't have to faff around at all with links and plugins, it's all
>>> sorted by the packages.
> This looks really good. Does it work with Firefox 1.5 and is there an
> easy way to uninstall RealPlayer? Last time I looked it seemed to put
> soft links all over the place!

OK, dumb question. I can remove RealPlayer using Synaptic!

But when I try to view video clip on the BBC site, the BBC player pops
up and tells me I need a realplayer plugin! Any ideas?

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