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How do you do....it? Thread, RealPlayer in Technical; Is there an easy way that I can install RealPlayer? I have been ordered to "make sure that it can ...
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    RealPlayer

    Is there an easy way that I can install RealPlayer?

    I have been ordered to "make sure that it can be used on all desktops and laptops".

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    You can use a switch to install it silent i think its setup.exe /s

    Or someone might have a msi for it

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    I have always found that it never works with any proxy server we have setup.
    There are tweaks on the Realplayer site, to make it work, but they've never worked for me.

    So we switched to realalternative Free-Codecs.com :: Download Real Alternative 1.90 : Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player

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    Remember that the free Realplayer download is not a commercial licence, so you shouldn't distribute it. Real Alternative is THE real alternative. Dead easy to configure the proxy server and works fine.

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    Although real alternative is distributing the Real codecs without licence too so it's perhaps even worse.

    I'd never put either on, can't stand real player.

    The only way to do it without infringing on any license is with the enterprise license, which wasn't cheap.

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    Thanks guys. I don't like RealPlayer either, which is why I haven't put it on before. I think the reason for the order is that teachers want things from the BBC which are only available for Real.

    Perhaps if I investigate the actual cost of distribution I may be able to persuade the manglement against the idea

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    Take a look here at the Logistix Plugins Pack Plus. It has proved very successful and makes a boring job very straight forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Take a look here at the Logistix Plugins Pack Plus. It has proved very successful and makes a boring job very straight forward.
    Although technically you can't use Quicktime and Real and need to sign up for a distribution agreement for the Adobe ones (which is at least free).

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    Had a quick google and come up with this so far :

    XULPlayer - the open-source XUL-based desktop media player

    That or possibly aTunes :

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/06...-media-player/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Although real alternative is distributing the Real codecs without licence too so it's perhaps even worse.

    I'd never put either on, can't stand real player.

    The only way to do it without infringing on any license is with the enterprise license, which wasn't cheap.
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    Take a look here at the Logistix Plugins Pack Plus. It has proved very successful and makes a boring job very straight forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    Although technically you can't use Quicktime and Real and need to sign up for a distribution agreement for the Adobe ones (which is at least free).
    The logistix one includes the real alternative and the quicktime alternative so what is the difference ?

    Not sure about the xuplayer and atunes on what they use so not sure if they are any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    The logistix one includes the real alternative and the quicktime alternative so what is the difference ?

    Not sure about the xuplayer and atunes on what they use so not sure if they are any better.
    It was the alternatives I was referring to, both break the license agreement of the original product to distribute the relevant dlls and codec files on their own. I think there is also an agreement you can sign up for with quicktime too.

    Although if you read all the small print for everything I don't think we'd ever install anything at all!

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    Today I tried to run a particular video, for year 6, on a machine that already had RealPlayer installed. The video wouldn't play, first error message said it couldn't connect, so I set the proxy server. Another try and another error message, which I didn't understand at all. Spent all morning trying to sort it out. Tried RealAlternative but that didn't work either.

    Now not sure if its our machines, RealPlayer, the proxy server or just the video that's the problem. Explained all of this to the year 6 teacher who thankfully understood - though not why she could play it at home and not at work.

    Could it be anything to do with the YHGfL perhaps?

    Thanks for the help and tips so far, much appreciated.

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    Try VLC Media player

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Try VLC Media player
    Does that play Real files?

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    I think it does

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