RealPlayer 5.0 and Netscape 4.5

RealPlayer 5.0 and Netscape 4.5

Post by Paul McGaugh » Tue, 20 Apr 1999 04:00:00


I've been trying for a while to get rvplayer to work as a plugin with Netscape4.5

Firstly, it seems that the RAObserver.class and RAPlayer.class are not even
included in the rpm I downloaded from the Real site. I went ahead and copied
them from sun/solaris version.

Secondly, I had to run Netscape 4.07 in order to get the plugin actually activated,
then it is visible in Netscape 4.5.

Thirdly, it is only set up for .rpm files and I cannot seem to add .ra, .ram, or .rm
extensions into the plugin.

Fourthly, even after setting rvplayer as an application - since I could not get it to
work as a plugin, clicking on a real audio file will start rvplayer, but nothing happens.
I can run rvplayer by itself and successfully play welcome.rm, but thats about it.
I believe I have my LD_LIBRARY_PATH and MOZILLA_HOME set up correctly,
so  what am I missing?

I am running RedHat 5.2 on an IBM ThinkPad 380ED with 80Mb RAM.


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