reaplay and mplay/mplugin....

Beecher Rintoul akbeech at
Mon Nov 21 21:47:05 GMT 2005

On Monday 21 November 2005 05:39 am, myfreebsd at wrote:
> >I'd be pleased to use just one audio app  that does >everything:
> >	mp3, mp4/aacplus, realplay streams, or windows.  >What do I
> >	need to do to enable this?   Should I pkg_delete my >real/helix
> >	port?  Is having both realplay and >mplayer/mplayerplugin causing
> >	the confusion?   Any ideas?
> Gary,
> mplayerplug-in does play real video up to version 9 I believe (may have
> changed recently). It is not very stable and will crash firefox if you try
> to leave the page the stream is playing in (including closing firefox). I
> could not get realplayer plugin to work so I suffer through this
> limitation. To enable it, follow these steps 1. Either rm or rename
> /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins/ and .xpt or edit the
> /etc/libmap.conf file and comment out the section about realplayer (this is
> what I have done) 2. edit /usr/X11R6/etc/mplayerplug-in.conf and change the
> line that says #enable-real=0 to 1. 3. Restart mozilla/firefox and real
> video will now play in mplayerplug-in.
> Hope this is what you were looking for. I don't think there is any other
> video plugin that will play all that. You might have a look at plugger.
> David

I also just installed mplayer for much the same reason. One question, does one 
also need to uncomment the commands in mplayerplug-in.conf? I notice that 
they are all commented out.

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