[ubuntu-uk] RealMedia streams (rtsp:) in Gutsy

Greg K Nicholson newsgroups at gkn.me.uk
Mon Nov 12 18:34:37 GMT 2007

Pete Stean:
> I have the firefox plugin for xine, and helix player, and the .ram
> stream is working fine for me - you really don't want to clutter up
> your system with realplayer if you can possibly avoid it.

Actually I do, if I can't get Real streams to play in Totem — 
RealPlayer's UI is actually very good. (And I'd rather use a 
closed-source program with a decent UI than an open-source one with an 
awful UI, all else being equal.)

> Maybe its a
> problem with the codecs that you have (or probably don't have)
> installed on the system?

Ah, I thought installing Helix would also install all of the codecs it 
requires to decode the formats it claims to be able decode.

I've tried replacing totem-gstreamer with totem-xine and adding 
libxine1-plugins; when launching the stream in Totem I get:
“Totem could not play 
A problem occurred while loading a library or a decoder (cook.so).”

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