ram music files

Phil Sexton philsexton at skybest.com
Fri May 23 22:48:39 UTC 2008

Joseph wrote:
> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 15:06 -0500, Joseph wrote:
>>> I tried getting yours, but it said there was programs which interfered with and would have to be removed.  It instructed me 
>>> to go to the Synaptic Package Manager and remove them from there. 
>> I am afraid you have to be more specific. What did you try, with that
>> programs, and what exactly were the errors?
>> I have Helix installed (on Ubuntu 8.04) by simply installing the package
>> helix-player, as instructed, and I have no such errors. 
>> However, I doubt, anyway, that Helix will play your ram files, those
>> probably use a proprietary codec by Realnetworks. Helix it "just" the
>> open source base on with Realplayer 10 is based. I think that you will
>> need the realplayer package, instructions for which are here (linked
>> from the link I gave):
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RealPlayerInstallationMethods
>> It seems that there is no Ubuntu package for it anymore, but the link
>> will tell you how to download and install from the real.com website.
> The reason I wasn't so precise was because that method was secondary right now because I'd found what I think will solve this 
> whole issue.
> I found a RealPlayer for Linux at https://player.helixcommunity.org/ and it gave me a tarball that I'm not positive how to 
> install.  I gave the things I'd tried to install the tar file.  It was as follows:
> ragweed at ragweed-den:~$ sudo dpkg -i /home/ragweed/Desktop/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin.tar.gz
> [sudo] password for ragweed:
> dpkg-deb: `/home/ragweed/Desktop/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin.tar.gz' is not a debian format archive
> dpkg: error processing /home/ragweed/Desktop/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin.tar.gz (--install):
>    subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>    /home/ragweed/Desktop/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin.tar.gz
> ragweed at ragweed-den:~$
> If I could just get the commands right, I think I'll have the Real media issue solved.
> Please forgive my ignorance with Linux/Ubuntu commands.  I'm new at all this and while I've learned some things, I still have 
> a long way to go.
> Joseph

You need to unzip the archive before you can run the binary install 
file, just as in Windows.

Perhaps this guide may help you.

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