How to install Real Player 11 in ubuntu 11.04 / 10.10 / 10.04

Realplayer is a free media player available for Mac, Windows and Linux to play, manage and download all your mp3, flash and video files. Realplayer 11 enables the user to easily transfer video, music, and photos between the computer and mobile devices, share links of videos and photos to sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and download videos from popular sites such as YouTube and Meta Cafe with one click.

This tutorial will help you to install RealPlayer and enable firefox plugin to download streaming videos.

Features

It has many powerful functions other than playing audio and video files. Some of the features are:-

  • Has a multi-task Playlist editor supporting “drag and drop” and playlist randomize functions
  • Good collection of five Visualizations (graphical animations)
  • Continuous Play, Repeat and Repeat All, and Shuffle Play options
  • Supports Favorites menu to save and recall media locations for files or streams
  • Has advanced Equalizer and Video controls
  • Media library allows organization of media through track tagging and editing
  • Supports Audio Recording via a sound card
  • LivePause is a special feature which allows non stop buffering while streaming videos
  • Supports popular smartphones like iPhone and Blackberry
  • Has basic functions to burn audio CDs
  • Supports CD ripping into AAC, Real Audio 10, MP3, Real Audio Lossless, WAV and many more formats
  • Video Download extension in Firefox allows users to download Flash Video files from sites such as YouTube.

Installation

To install in Ubuntu, open the terminal and type:

wget http://www.real.com/realcom/R?href=http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
chmod a+x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
sudo ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin

To enable RealPlayer extension in Firefox to download streaming videos, type in the terminal:

cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so && cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt

Now you can find RealPlayer under  Applications–>Sound & Video–>Real Player11

Update May 2011: RealPlayer 11 now has a .deb file (same for both 32-bit and 64-bit), DOWNLOAD

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  2. Manuel says:

    He intentado instalar Realplayer en ubuntu 11.04 de 64 bits tal como describís, y no he sido capaz.

    http://www.real.com/realcom/R?href=http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin wget chmod a + x sudo RealPlayer11GOLD.bin ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
    bash: http://www.real.com/realcom/R?href=http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin: No existe el fichero o el directorio

    cp / opt / real / RealPlayer / mozilla / nphelix.so ~ / .mozilla / plugins / nphelix.so & & cp / opt / real / RealPlayer / mozilla / nphelix.xpt ~ / .mozilla / plugins / nphelix.xpt
    bash: error sintáctico cerca del elemento inesperado `&’

  3. Manuel says:

    sudo dpkg –force-architecture -i RealPlayer11GOLD.deb
    dpkg: aviso: sobreseyendo el problema porque está activa la opción –force:

    la arquitectura del paquete (i386) no corresponde con la del sistema (amd64)
    (Leyendo la base de datos … 197886 ficheros o directorios instalados actualmente.)
    Preparando para reemplazar realplay:i386 11.0.2.2315 (usando RealPlayer11GOLD.deb) …
    Desempaquetando el reemplazo de realplay:i386 …
    dpkg: problemas de dependencias impiden la configuración de realplay:i386:
    realplay:i386 depende de lsb (>= 3.1).
    dpkg: error al procesar realplay:i386 (–install):
    problemas de dependencias – se deja sin configurar
    Se encontraron errores al procesar:
    realplay:i386

  4. Dustin says:

    I keep getting “no such file or directory”. Can anyone explain?

    100%[======================================>] 7,446,752 8.47M/s in 0.8s

    2011-08-08 15:37:44 (8.47 MB/s) – `R?href=http:%2F%2Fforms.real.com%2Freal%2Fplayer%2Fdownload.html?f=unix%2FRealPlayer11GOLD.bin.2′ saved [7446752/7446752]

    dustin@dustin-desktop:~$ chmod a+x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
    chmod: cannot access `RealPlayer11GOLD.bin’: No such file or directory

    Thanks.

    • Siva says:

      Hi Justin,

      File : href=http:%2F%2Fforms.real.com%2Freal%2Fplayer%2Fdownload.html?f=unix%2FRealPlayer11GOLD.bin.2

      Has been saved in your home directory. You need to rename it as “RealPlayer11GOLD.bin” to execute the second command….

  5. rizwan says:

    when m trying the last command to make it a mozilla extansion it is showing:

    riz@riz-Inspiron:~$ cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so && cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt
    cp: cannot stat `/opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so’: No such file or directory
    again when i gave the path where i installed it prompts same:

    riz@riz-Inspiron:~$ cp /riz/softwares/realPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so && cp /riz/softwares/realPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt
    cp: cannot stat `/riz/softwares/realPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so’: No such file or directory
    riz@riz-Inspiron:~$
    CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT PLZ…..

  6. Thomas says:

    I keep getting this message when i put the command in the terminal to allow Mozilla stream videos with realplayer: cp: cannot create regular file `/home/gatkouth/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so’: No such file or directory
    Any help or suggestion on what might be the problem guys?

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