Playing streaming NPR?

Gary W. Swearingen garys at
Fri Apr 14 18:58:57 UTC 2006

Henk Koster <H.A.J.Koster at> writes:

> Today I removed my exisiting RealPlayer package (from the Marillat
> repository) and downloaded the latest RealPlayer 10 binary from Helix DNA
> site 
> and installed it to /usr/local/lib/RealPlayer/, just answering yes to
> all installer questions. This solved the problems with s-l-o-w buttons and
> also allowed playing my favourite CBC News videos (it would still slow
> down a little, but kept playing).

Well, thanks much for that, you gave me hope, but I refuse to
indemnify Real Networks against illegitimate third-party claims, which
their contract seems to require.  Looks like the WWW will have no more
video for me, at least until I become poor enough to not care about
being sued.  I'm so fed up with indemnity requirements, I'm about
ready to return to the world of paper.  I wonder why so many others
are so willing to accept the risks that I've never seen the topic
mentioned by anyone.

Still tilting at windmills...

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