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Make Real video streams play in Safari browser windows
Authored by: eriks on Aug 14, '04 06:33:55AM

Things are a bit different with RealPlayer Version "10.0.0 (v188)" (version taken from the "About RealPlayer" menu item; the disk image file is named "RealPlayer10Beta.dmg").

There are no longer files called "RealPlayer Plugin.xpt" and "pncrt.Shlb", in "RealPlayer.app/Contents/MacOS". Just the file "RealPlayer Plugin" is is left along together with new files I can't assign to any task.

The trick now is to start RealPlayer as Administrator for the first time. A dialog asks you for finishing the players configuration. It does the same thing if started by a normal user, but without an error message no plugin support will be configured this way.

After a successful configuration by RealPlayer a kind of alias is placed in "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins":
cd /Library/Internet Plug-ins; ls -al RealPlayer*
-rw-r--r-- 1 admi admin 0 14 Aug 10:36 RealPlayer Plugin

It obviously points to "/Applications/RealPlayer.app/Contents/MacOS/RealPlayer Plugin" but it is not a symbolic link and I can not resolve it in the finder (was is it?).

By the way, even copying "RealPlayer Plugin" to "Internet Plug-ins" did not work on my machine.



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Make Real video streams play in Safari browser windows
Authored by: hrp1000 on Aug 25, '04 09:31:26AM

Further to this, not only did I have to start Realplayer as administrator to complete the installation process, but then I had to junk my ~/Library/Internet Plugins folder (i.e. _not_ /Library/Internet Plugins) and restart Safari - then the RP plugin showed up in the list under "Safari Help" and everything seems peachy...



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Make Real video streams play in Safari browser windows
Authored by: darmok on Aug 28, '04 04:38:11PM

I made an alias of the following files from the "/Applications/RealPlayer.app/Contents/" folder and placed them in the "Internet Plug-Ins" folder:

RealPlayer Plugin
RealPlayer Plugin.plugin
RealPlayer WebKitUtils.bundle


After restart, RealPlayer (e.g. PBS NewsHour) loaded in Safari using the plugin.

Note - The javascript used by NPR continues to save a file to the hard drive though. =(



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Make Real video streams play in Safari browser windows
Authored by: peterrosen on Dec 05, '04 05:57:50AM

Aloha,

thanks so much for this tip. It did it for me (when all the others wouldn't)!

peace
peter



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