6/14/07

RealPlayer on Feisty

Today I try to open ptvthai.com[ the website that live broadcast rally against "council for national security" from sanamluang bangkok, uhh no politic here, Pls don't censor me ha ha ]. It needs realplayer plugin for firefox but "Plugin Finder Service" can't install it automatically.
RealPlayer isn't on feisty repos yet for now and i can't wait. So to install i download RealPlayer10GOLD.bin, add execute permission and install it in $HOME/app/RealPlayer[ without sudo privileges ].

pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$ wget  http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
--23:26:37-- http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
=> `download.html?f=unix%2FRealPlayer10GOLD.bin'
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Connecting to software-dl.real.com|66.203.123.22|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5,802,563 (5.5M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[=================================================================================>] 5,802,563 89.78K/s ETA 00:00

23:27:55 (73.43 KB/s) - `RealPlayer10GOLD.bin' saved [5802563/5802563]

pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$ chmod +x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$ ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
Extracting files for RealPlayer installation........................

Welcome to the RealPlayer (10.0.8.805) Setup for UNIX
Setup will help you get RealPlayer running on your computer.
Press [Enter] to continue...

Enter the complete path to the directory where you want
RealPlayer to be installed. You must specify the full
pathname of the directory and have write privileges to
the chosen directory.
Directory: [/home/pnix/progdl/RealPlayer]: /home/pnix/app/RealPlayer
.
.
Cleaning up installation files...
Done.

pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$
Then I try again, still not work, when open the site I've got "Could not find an appropriate hxplay/realplay in the system path to use as an embedded player". Firefox has plugins loaded[ check by about:plugins ] and links in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins look ok.
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$ ls -l ~/.mozilla/plugins/
total 6892
-rw-r--r-- 1 pnix pnix 856 2006-12-15 13:51 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pnix pnix 7040080 2006-12-15 13:51 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 pnix pnix 44 2007-06-13 23:34 nphelix.so -> /home/pnix/app/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 pnix pnix 45 2007-06-13 23:34 nphelix.xpt -> /home/pnix/app/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$

I'm not sure why may be because I don't install it with sudo privileges. Anyway it complains about path to realplay. Just try add link realplay in $HOME/bin[ that we have path to ] then it works.
pnix@pnix-a7n:~$ cd bin
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/bin$ ln -s ~/app/RealPlayer/realplay realplay

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