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Player for RM files [solved, sort of]

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I received a small file with the RM extension. Downloaded the Real Player 10 RPM and installed. All seemed to go well, but the program did not run. When I tried to remove it with rpm -e, I got a "not installed" message, and when I tried to re-install, I got an "already installed" message. The Devil and Deep Sea story. A friend told me of Helix Player, which I pulled in through MCC. It too does not run.

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totem or mplayer should be able to play rm files, at least they do it as firefox/seamonkey plugins.

 

With regards to the rpm package problem, try doing

rpm -ql <package name>

to see what files it should have installed and then check if those files really exist on your filesystem, or also try

rpm -V <package name>
(verify).

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mplayer should be able to play rm files, at least they do it as firefox/seamonkey plugins.

This works for me also, but you must have the mplayer and the real-codecs packages installed from the PLF repos.

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Thank you, tux99 and Greg2. I now have things moving, after a fashion. Without my having done anything, Helix Player started running. However, it refused to play the RM file, saying that Real Player would do that. I downloaded the RP 11 RPM (the earlier one was BIN file, I said RPM by mistake), which was installed after a dependency was satisfied. It played the RM file all right, as well as other formats. Helix Player still does not play WMV and AVI files.

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Helix player does not play rm streams, and Real Player needs a compatibility library installed (libstdc++) to run.

Best is binning all that crap and using mplayer instead...

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Scarecrow, I've thrown out Helix Player, and Real Player does what I ask of it.

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