BBC Iplayer radio sound messed up with Firefox 3

Graham Watkins at
Wed Jun 11 17:10:16 UTC 2008

Hi folks,  when I first installed Hardy it came with Firefox 3 beta but 
I soon found out that the BBC Radio Listen Again (and live radio as 
well) did not work as it should.  Instead of His Bobness' Theme Time 
Radio Hour, I got the kind of noise one associates  with a badly tuned 
radio at such a volume that I feared for my speakers.  I was able to 
install and use Firefox 2 for this purpose so it wasn't exactly a 
tragedy but now that the new Firefox 3 is out, I'd like to be able to 
fix it.

I had a similar problem on an earlier installation which was due to 
Firefox using a Totem plugin instead of the required Realplayer plugin 
(which is installed and shows up in about:plugins).  On that occasion I 
removed the offending plugin. However, this time I can't see a Totem 
plugin that is obviously usurping Realplayer's function.   If anyone has 
had this problem and managed to fix it, I'd appreciate a few pointers.


Graham Watkins

"To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows
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