I just loaded SUSE 11, and started up RealPlayer 10 and went through the setup. However when I try and play real audio it buffers the clip comes up with player but I get no sound. I can player other audio (BBC iplayer) perfectly. An example of the audio I am player is any link from this page of BBC radio:
Could you be more specific about which audio or video players will work with this BBC site? The only option I am presented with is smplayer - and even after choosing this option I hear or see no output.
How exactly does one set-up Firefox with mplayer plugin? I have installed this player via Yast, but have no idea where it has been stored on my system. A search of all Firefox plug-ins and add-ons returns no reference to mplayer.
I think I have a number of these codecs installed (after following an FAQ in this forum), but for me Firefox doesn’t work - in a most emphatic fashion: clicking on any of the links on the BBC page referenced in the original post cause Firefox to close instantly on my saystem (Firefox version 3.0.12 - the latest version on Packman I think). I’m going to open another thread on that problem.
I doubt it’s that, since I am also using FF 3.0.12 on 11.1 (KDE 3.5.10) with the usual plugins. Clicking on the OP’s link and selecting a programme, immediately causes FF to close instantly on mine. I repeated it three times with same result. I normally use BBC iPlayer (ok for audio), but have never used that page/website linked to by the OP. :\
Yes, you are correct - and it’s symptomatic of my growing ineptitude that I didn’t notice this until you pointed it out. I actually found the site desirable (more accurately, the site’s content), for example the readings from Bill Bryson’s books (sadly, not by Bill himself). My impression is that I cannot ‘listen again’ from the BBC without using their iPlayer, which I am a bit loathe to do, because (under Windows at least) it ties me to RealPlayer, which I regard as a form of malware.
Is there an alternative way to access this valuable data archive on the BBC?
My impression is that I cannot ‘listen again’ from the BBC without using their iPlayer, which I am a bit loathe to do, because (under Windows at least) it ties me to RealPlayer
How you come to this conclusion I have no idea. iplayer user flash to play back (Unless for some extraordinary reason 11.0 functions differently than 11.1) But IIRC when I used 11.0 it played with flash from the BBC except the weather, but now even that is flash.
Have you tried get_iplayer from Packman. It’s worked from a konsole. Quite handy.