No RealPlayer plug-in for Safari?

Jedi128

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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?
 

iGary

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May 26, 2004
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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....
 

MacSA

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Jun 4, 2003
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Unfortunately most websites require RealPlayer to view streaming content.
 

Mac_Freak

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Apr 22, 2005
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MacSA said:
Unfortunately most websites require RealPlayer to view streaming content.
yeah, but the question is: why on Earth would most websites use such player in a first place?

QuickTime rules! :D
 

Applespider

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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.
 

grobbins

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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.
 

Jedi128

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Jul 7, 2005
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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.....
 

grobbins

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Dec 2, 2002
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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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