The Real Audio player does not work correctly on this system. It has nothing
to do with my sound card, considering that I've been able to play sound files
using other applications. It has nothing to do with me neglecting to assign
the proper environment variables, considering that I've already done that. It
has nothing to do with me installing the player incorrectly, considering that
the player executes (and is recognized by Netscape) just fine. However,
whenever I attempt to play a file, the sound cuts out after less than a
second, and I recieve a "Error 1: General Error". (The page at Real Networks
site is far from helpful regarding this point.) I've also recieved a message
that said "Error 11: Not a Real Audio file" when loading a file with an .rm
extention, which most certain IS a Real Audio file.
The people from Real Networks have been completely unresponsive to the trouble
ticket I sent to them regarding this problem. Why am I not surprised?
Does anybody know how I can get the Real Player up and running? I spent
enough time trying to figure out how to get my sound card working, and it
seemed like a real victory when I did. But what kind of victory is it when I
wanted to get sound working for the primary purpose of using Real Audio, a
piece of software that DOES NOT WORK on my machine! ARRGH!!
Please CC any responses to me.
piece of software that DOES NOT WORK on my machine! ARRGH!!!!