realplayer problem

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  1. jhomayne macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    whenever i try to click on a .rm link on a website instead of opening up realplayer (like windows media links do for WMP) it just downloads the link and then i have to click on that to launch realplayer.

    now, i may be missing a trick here but is there a simple way to get reaplayer to open up instantly and avoid downloading the link?

    cheers.
    :)
     
  2. grobbins macrumors member

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    #2
    Look in RealPlayer's Online Help (in RealPlayer's Help menu). Scroll down the left side of the Help window to find the section Troubleshooting -> Launching -> Other Programs launch.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #3
    it downloads the link for me, but Realplayer automatically launches... :cool:
     
  4. jhomayne thread starter macrumors regular

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    cheers for that but i checked both solutions and still nothing happens after i download the link.

    :confused:
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    try setting your browser to automatically open downloads once complete
     
  6. jhomayne thread starter macrumors regular

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    there is that. but i'd rather find another solution if possible. i don't really want everything i download opening straight away.
     
  7. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    You might be able to set up a Folder Action for the Desktop... something along the lines of whenever a new file is added to the Desktop, check if it has extension .rm (or whatever) and if so open said file in RealPlayer.
     
  8. grobbins macrumors member

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    You can always double-click the downloaded file's icon in Safari's downloads window.
     

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