Mac OS X Web Browser plug-ins (Real Player)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tombarnes, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. tombarnes macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2006
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    This has been bugging me for months, and I keep revisiting the problem and try to get it sorted! But to no avail.

    The problem is, I can't get either safari or firefox to work with real player. And it really bugs me. I can't watch news items or listen to some music on the web, and I often have to turn to windows!

    Has anyone got any tips on how to get the real player plug-ins working with safari or firefox???

    I am running the latest versions of all of the software mentioned. I have tried uninstalling real player and firefox, but they still don;t work :(


  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Have you tried running your browser in Rosetta? Don't forget that RealPlayer is also a browser. Use the built-in browser to visit the site that you want see.
  3. Caris macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    I had this problem also, not anymore though, cheers!
  4. tombarnes thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2006
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    The RealPlayer browser shows the same 'missing plugin' icons as safari. It is definately realplayer content .The website is BBC News

    Any ideas?

  5. VanNess macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    It's working fine for me and I'm using Safari 2.0.4 (419.3), 10.4.7, and Real Player 10.1.0 (412). All PPC, all the time.

    At the BBC link you posted, I selected Real Player for viewing when I clicked on a news item and, after another screen confirming that my media preference had been saved, the clip played just fine via Real Player's plugin.

    Real Player should install and work without any problems, both the player and the plug-in, so it's hard to say what the problem might be on your system. You might try reinstalling Real Player and see if that fixes it. That fact that it's not working in both browsers indicates that the plug-in is not installed (or not installed properly, or has otherwise been altered/fooled with) in your Internet Plug-ins folder.

    The current version of Real Player is universal, so Rosetta isn't an issue.
  6. macIntelUser macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2006
    I had this problem too and came to this forum while searching for a solution. Anyway I figured out the issue.

    Go to the applications folder and start realplay. If its the first time you are starting the realplay it'll ask you few questions including their usage terms. The next thing you see is their welcome screen. If you don't see this behavior try re-installing the realplay and follow above mentioned steps. Once you accept their terms it probably installs (a link) in the /Library/Internet/Plugins folder. Now it should work in firefox.
  7. soc3chappd macrumors newbie


    Oct 8, 2006
    This works for me!! Safari + Real Plug in

    Hi guys,

    Basically, i followed what people were saying about running Safari under Rosetta. When i tried it it didnt work.

    I then tried Real player under Rosetta and restarted both of them, the BBC news plug now works.

    I am sooo pleased because i was seriously starting to go back and use Windows because the plugins are essential part of web surfacing. The BBC web site is one i use quite often.

    If youre unsure how to boot up using rosetta. Click on the Safari Icon on the docking station Right click (or hold click) , Click Show in Finder. This opens up another window, rightclick (hold click) on the safari icon again (in new window) and select GET INFO. There is a tick box for Rosetta about half way down.

    i must say its pretty piss-poor of safari to not work properly. Come on Apple get it sorted without us pissing around with settings most people dont even understand.

    How lovely to hear the Jo Whiley show again :)

  8. PT8648 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    FYI, you still have other problems, cheers to you.

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