How to install Helix audio and video player in Hardy
* Theora (Alpha 3 encoded content), Vorbis, Ogg
* Basic SMIL 2.0
* RealPix, RealText, RealEvents
* RAM and RPM playlist formats
* RTSP streaming with RTP, HTTP streaming
This package contains just the player, install mozilla-helix-player for the browser plugins for Mozilla based browsers.
Install helix-player in hardy
sudo aptitude install helix-player
This will complete the installation.
If you want to open helix player go to Applications--->Sound & Video--->Helix Player
If you are opening first time you should be able to see similar to the following screen click on Forward
Release notes information click on Forward
Helix Player version details
Install mozilla Browser plugin for helix player
If you want to Install mozilla Browser plugin use the following command
sudo aptitude install mozilla-helix-player
Installed fine. Won’t play mp3 or avi
Long live mplayer-nogui
Hi Ubuntu Geek,
I have been trying to play songs from the popular website in India http://raaga.com which is real audio format. Even, I have tried playing with realplayer mozilla plugins nphelix.so & nphelix.xpt , it was no use.
It will be really useful if you help out.
try this procedure
1) Download the latest Realplayer from the HelixCommunity.org or from Real.com. We had tested with RealPlayer11Gold.bin. Remember it is the Realplayer and not the Helix Player. The file that we had downloaded and tested was
http://www.real.com/realcom/R?href=http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin. When prompted save the file to your home folder
2) Set the executable bit of the file and then run the installer.
chmod +x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
Proceed with the installation and leave the default options as they are. If all goes well your Real Player will be installed to /opt/real/RealPlayer.
3) However there has been some directory level changes with Firefox 3 which comes with Ubuntu 8.04 and hence the Real Player plugin will not work in Firefox. You can easily fix this problem by running the following commands
sudo ln -s /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt nphelix.xpt
sudo ln -s /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so nphelix.so
sudo mv /usr/lib/totem/gstreamer/libtotem-complex-plugin.so ~/.
Now check if the Real Player plugin is installed properly by typing in the following in the Firefox address bar – about:plugins. If you had followed the instructions correctly and you have Ubuntu 8.04 and have used Real Player 11 Gold you should be able to see the following in the about:plugins page
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
File name: /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.626 built with gcc 3.2.0 on Jul 26 2007
4) Now go to raaga.com and see if the player is working.
Thanks, It works !
hai thanks for giving this infromation
i tried this and it is working.
Guys, you rock – it works. A thousand thanks.
The advice on installing the browser plugin in the terminal was invaluable. Many, many thanks!!! 😀
I followed the procedure as advised by you ; it worked perfectly both on my laptop and my desktop. Being able to listen to streaming audio from BBC on my Ubuntu machines is one less reason ever to have to boot into Windows XP. Am hoping to be able to totally say goodbye to Windows for ever (one day).
Thanks for your excellent support; thanks also to Mr Mark Shuttleworth for his philanthropy.
Please keep it up.
I followed the exact steps. When I try to play some songs on raaga.com, it goes from Loading… to Contacting… to stopped
Ubuntu – Linux 2.6.22-14-generic i686 GNU/Linux
i have a problem with ubuntu , my audios and videos songs are not play in ubuntu…thanks