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

NoOp glgxg at
Fri May 4 03:45:15 UTC 2007

On 05/03/2007 02:28 PM, Peter Garrett wrote:
> 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
> streams.
> 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 ...
> Peter

Thanks, but I tried that previously (and yet again) using the codecs
from ./RealPlayer/codecs with no luck.

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