June 29, 2008

How-To: Install RealPlayer in Debian Lenny

RealPlayer is a video player, native for Linux and based on the Helix engine.

To install RealPlayer, you will first need the Debian multimedia repositories enabled. Just edit file /etc/apt/sources.list as root and add:

deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ lenny main

Adding Debian multimedia to the repositories

Next, issue this command as root:

wget http://debian-multimedia.org/gpgkey.pub -O - | apt-key add - && apt-get install debian-multimedia-keyring

Then update the list of packages and install RealPlayer:

apt-get update && apt-get install realplayer

That should do it.



Anonymous said...

If you enable Xvideo extension realplayer crashes but if you don't enable it the image jumps ... it does not work well ...

Anonymous said...

Better try adding to sources.list:

deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ sid main contrib non-free

and add to /etc/apt/preferences:

Package: *
Pin: release a=sid
Pin-Priority: 50

so it does not update packages to unstable automatically.

After that, install realplayer 11. It works perfectly without xvideo extension.

See this for more details: http://www.debianadmin.com/install-realplayer-in-debian-sargeetch-and-sid.html

Anonymous said...

hey this command isnot works on my kbuntu op while installing realplayer.
apt-get install realplayer