Real player doesn't work on F9 under KDE

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Jun 20 03:50:59 UTC 2008

Don't the Free Software alternatives like Kaffeine work for you? There are ways 
to get the patent-encumbered codecs for them, for example 
xine-lib-extras-nonfree (which should actually be called something like 
xine-lib-patent-encumbered-codecs, since that's what it really contains) does 
wonders for Kaffeine (probably illegal in the USA, but I don't think those 
particular software patents were ever enforced against the xine-lib 
implementations), and some proprietary binary-only codecs (including, IIRC, 
the .so files from RealPlayer) are also supported (though probably not really 
legal to use that way, but who can enforce that?).

        Kevin Kofler

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