RealPlayer beta 5.01

RealPlayer beta 5.01

Post by Scott Willse » Fri, 17 Oct 1997 04:00:00

I downloaded and installed the RealPlayer 5.01 beta, which plays the
welcome.ra file just fine. However, If I go to Cnet radio for example,
and try to listen to something, I get a server message telling me that I
need a newer player.  I tried some clips from and was told that
it couldn't find the requested RealAudio decoder.

Bottom line:  does this linux version work with any existing RealAudio


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RealPlayer beta 5.01

Post by Scott Willse » Sat, 18 Oct 1997 04:00:00

>   Read the README.FIRST file.  You haven't set LD_LIBRARY_PATH correctlly.
> Make sure you have it set as they say to in the file.

Actually I did set up the library path correctly, and the next time I
logged in it worked fine... my mistake... nothing was wrong.


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1. Problem with IE 5.01 rendering partial pages

(This is relevant to unix based webservers, really! We need a way to
make a webserver only deliver a page once it's been fully generated,
instead of supplying it bit by bit...)

IE 5.01 has a bug whereby if the http stream has a delay in it, it can
sometimes decide that the page is complete and render a partial page,
even after ten seconds delay or so. Since we have clients on the other
side of the globe (and a slightly slow app server) this can happen
quite a lot, and looks pretty stupid.

Microsoft have acknowledged the bug:

but we can't easily ask users to upgrade their machines to access our

So, we were wondering if there was a way to configure a webserver to
"hold" pages and only deliver them to the browser when the page was
complete, rather than sending the stream out piece by piece.

We're using NES under Solaris at the moment, although if this is
something that could be more easily done under something like Apache,
that would be a strong incentive for us to switch!

(Of course, if anyone knows a way to tell IE to not render incomplete
pages, that would be great, but I'm not holding my breath!)

Many thanks for taking the time to read this.



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