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  1. Hi,
    Interesting. Are you saying Realplayer plug-ins do not install correctly in Firefox on Ubuntu (or if I recall correctly this used to have to be done manually anyway)? I only noticed Ubuntu not working with BBC iPlayer after watching it working on a Asus EeePC with Xandros perfectly ok. Similarly on Opensuse 10.3. Don’t recall any special process to make these work. Tried updating Flash player made a difference…iPlayer start icon failed completely! Will check Firefox plug-ins.

    Any progress since January?

  2. Yes, the RealPlayer plug-in needs to be manually added to Firefox on Ubuntu and OpenSUSE works “out of the box”. Recently, I gave the Ubuntu 8.04 beta a go and the same problem seems to exist there too but I’ll take a longer look into it. With the manual process, I have got what I want and have done no further fiddling on this front since then.

  3. The play/pause/forward buttons and volume control stopped working for me so I pottered around the BBC website to see if I could find anything and I ended up updating RealPlayer to the latest version using the process described above; 11 is now available for Linux.

  4. Also having problems with RealPlayer 10 after updating to Ubuntu 8.04. I had BBC working fine in the previous version. I have configured FireFox; now need to try RealPlayer 11.

  5. I can confirm that RealPlayer 11 did the trick for me but I have hung onto Firefox 2 for sake of retaining addons. When the plugin writers catch up with Firefox 3, I’ll make the jump then.

  6. Here’s another possible option for getting using RealPlayer’s open source alter-ego, Helix Player, working with Firefox: using Aptitude. The command that you need to issue to install the plugin is as follows:

    sudo aptitude install mozilla-helix-player

    Ubuntu Geek has a blog entry on this and the wider installation of Helix Player.

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