No RealPlayer plug-in for Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jedi128, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Jedi128 macrumors 6502

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    Why am I not able to play media requiring a realplayer plug-in in Safari? I have downloaded RealPlayer many times. What is going on?

    And on a side note, why are there so many fricken video players? Can't the whole world use quicktime and make my life easier?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Because Real Player is the whore of players.

    I just got off the phone with them for the fourth time, telling them to cancel my account I stupidly signed up for a year ago and just noticed....
     
  3. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately most websites require RealPlayer to view streaming content.
     
  4. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, but the question is: why on Earth would most websites use such player in a first place?

    QuickTime rules! :D
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Make sure that the real plug-in is in the HD/Library/internet plug-in folder.

    If you've archived and installed your system, the internet plug-in folder will have been overwritten although your real player will still be in the applications folder. Try deleting and re-installing it and you should find it works again.
     
  6. grobbins macrumors member

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    RealPlayer installs an alias to its browser plug-in in the /Library/Internet Plug-ins folder when the player is run (or in the user's ~/Library/Internet Plug-ins folder if the player is only run from a non-administrator account.) Be sure to launch the RealPlayer application once; it should be available in Safari and other browsers after that.
     
  7. Jedi128 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys for the help. All I did was open RealPlayer and it worked. I guess I had just never opened RealPlayer before.......there was no reason to.

    I really hate there being three main players (WMP, Real, Quicktime). Why can't we pick one (Quicktime!!) and be done with it. I hate not being able to view video becuase I don't have the right player.....
     
  8. grobbins macrumors member

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    You can use RealPlayer to view QuickTime-compatible files. It even gives full-screen playback for free, unlike QuickTime Player.
     

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