[kde-linux] Choice of RealAudio plugin and application in Konqueror - BIG PROBLEM

Anne Wilson cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Jul 15 18:03:34 UTC 2005

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On Friday 15 Jul 2005 16:13, John Hunt wrote:
> In Mozilla-firefox, the .rpm's (eg at
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/makinghistory )
> caused a prompt to install a missing plugin. 

I never got that - the play button gets depressed, as it were, but nothing 
ever happens, no sound, and no way out without killing it.

> This went away when I 
> installed RealPlayer 10, and the plugin works well. 

I tried that, and although Mozilla tells me it is installed, when I try to 
play one of the .rpm files it says that it can't find a helix player.  
Firefox just behaves as before.

> However, on my system 
> konqueror uses a kaffeine plugin, both before and after I installed
> RealPlayer 10.

Have you tried, in kcontrol > components > file associations to search 
for .ram (and also .rpm), then see whether you can get the helix player to 
the top of the list?

Do you use kaffeine for other things?  If you only use it for one or two 
things, I'd remove it from the play lists altogether, then re-add it (using 
'open with') when I needed it.

I haven't had much time to play with this this afternoon.  It would be nice to 
get it sorted, although most of the broadcasts that I want do work with the 
stand-alone player.  One thing I want to try is getting rid of the old real 
player plugin.

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