[xubuntu-users] .rm files (Real Media, I assume)

Mischa Falkenburg because_productions at myfairpoint.net
Tue Aug 4 17:51:17 BST 2009

Vincent wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 4:03 AM, Mischa Falkenburg 
> <because_productions at myfairpoint.net 
> <mailto:because_productions at myfairpoint.net>> wrote:
>     Steve Dodier wrote:
>     > RM files are video files, as far as I know. I mentionned Exaile and
>     > such as alternatives to Amarok (which is designed for KDE (including
>     > Kubuntu) and not for XFCE (including Xubuntu)).
>     >
>     > To read video files, you indeed need a video player. TOtem, VLC and
>     > MPlayer are the most famous ones, but if there is a file VLC can't
>     > play, then the two others won't either. And RM files can only be
>     read
>     > with RealPlayer.
>     >
>     > You can get RealPlayer 10 from the medibuntu repository
>     > (http://www.medibuntu.org/) or RealPlayer 11 for Linux here :
>     > http://europe.real.com/realplayer/other-versions/ .
>     >
>     > Note that in both cases, we will not be able to provide you support
>     > for it, as it is an external repository that is not checked by the
>     > community, for applications that are not Free.
>     Well, I guess I'm sunk then. Tried doing the Real Player thing,
>     and that
>     too led no where. No luck with VLC, either. So, the best I can
>     hope for
>     is to install KDE on a box and "try again"?
> No, IIRC AmaroK, too, can't play .rm files (and if it can, you can 
> still install it within Xubuntu, it just doesn't integrate as well). 
> How did the Real Player thing not work? Did you not get it installed, 
> did it not play the file?
>     M.
> -- 
> Vincent
(I haven't been trying to be rude...I've just been away)

Well, "it" didn't work out mostly because I really didn't know what I 
was doing. As far as RealPlayer 10, I had the feeling that "perhaps" it 
might not be the way to proceed with this box. It's an "older" (believe 
me, I have OLDER ones than this ;-) ) Compaq, so I assumed that I should 
go the i386 route...just, if for no other reason, than to avoid any 
"nasty" messages about how 10 wouldn't work etc.
So, the i386 version that I thought I would try was RP8. If this was 
"foolish thinking" on my part, then fine...I can live with that reality.
Downloading left an archive box on my desktop...and from that point I 
lost heart. There wasn't anything showing in the contents that made any 
sense to me as far as trying to install RP. In some ways (maybe many 
ways) I'm still the MSoft "victim"...where my thoughts aren't yet 
automatically linux-oriented.
So, the box has been deleted, and I think I'm ready to proceed from here 
with any suggestion that anyone might care to make.
If you need to know specific information regarding this box, please also 
be specific about "how" I can provide you with same.



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