Real codecs in gxine [ wa: Re: Thanks Ubuntu .......... but ]

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Thu May 3 21:28:29 UTC 2007

On Thu, 03 May 2007 11:13:42 -0700
NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> BTW: has anyone managed to actually connect and use any of the default
> "Media" radio stations in gxine?  Example:
> Media
>  Alternatives
>   BBC 1Xtra
> I can actually copy the url of that station (Title: BBC 1Xtra
> MRL: play it just
> fine in RealPlayer, but cannot play it from gxine.

Yes, I can play that from the Media menu in gxine - 
something I did that you might not have tried was to change the "decoder"
path in the configuration ( File -Configure - Preferences ) . Select
"Master of the Known Universe" in the "gui" tab ;-) Then go to the decoder
tab and point the Real codecs option at the codecs directory from your
Realplayer install.

This has the advantage over realplay that gxine uses alsa, so it does not
grab /dev/dsp and allows other sounds to play while listening to Real

It seems that some Real codecs from ffmpeg work fine , but streams differ
and the proprietary Real codecs work better for others... I'm not quite
sure what the differences are, to be honest.

HTH and all that ...


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