Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 418301
Realplayer10 no longer works after upgrade to F8
Last modified: 2008-06-11 11:27:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot and login under kde or gnome.
2. Go to BBC web site and attempt to play .ram file (streamed).
3. Select Realplayer to play stream.
Realplayer plays video but no sound.
Realplayer should play video and sound, just like it does on FC5, FC6 and FC7.
I know that Realplayer is nasty closed source proprietary software, but a) half
the World uses it to look at news video etc on the BBC web site (because the BBC
hasn't heard of open standards etc.), and b) it used to work on FC5/6/7.
I have heard that OSS is no longer the default sound system on F8, and also that
Realplayer uses OSS (because it is somewhat ancient.)
If some-one knows a work-around it would be useful to all those F8 users who
want to look at video from the BBC web site. Thanks.
Have tried adding 'audio_driver=oss' to kernel boot line in /etc/grub.conf, but
Have changed the severity of this bug to medium because there is no way around
this bug, and because so many people use the bbc web sites:
Suggest people use RealPlayer11GOLD now that it is available:
yum --nogpgcheck localinstall realplayer11gold.rpm (or whatever the file is called)
Suggest closing this bug now.