RealOne Player

The second version of RealOne Player. RealOne was also the 9th version of Real Player, with a different name. For reasons of clarity, this version number is that dawned specifically to the RealOne Player series. This version fixed a major bug in the buffer under run protection feature of the program, among other things.

Application Details:

Version: v2.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.5

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Test Results

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What works

Almost everything. Media library, visualizations, playback of most audio formats without a hitch that it supports, and lots more smaller things.

What does not

Audio CD ripping/burning (see the additional comments for some more details on that), and playing online radio stations.


What was not tested

Videos (although avi type videos seemed to work fine in Wine-1.1.3)

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Additional Comments

I can get some functionality in the area of ripping CD's on Xfce and Gnome desktops, but not on KDE 4 for some reason. I'm going to update how to do that in the HOWTO.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 30 20081.1.5Yes Yes NoGoldJustin Soulia 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 28 20081.1.3Yes Yes NoGoldJustin Soulia 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20080.9.59.Yes Yes NoGoldJustin Soulia 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 08 20080.9.57.Yes Yes NoGoldJustin Soulia 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


These Installation Instructions are valid for all versions of WINE 0.9.56+

Download the installer, then go into the Wine Configuration Panel and set the installer for Windows 98 mode.

Install the program as normal, then cancel the Gecko installation if you don't already have it installed. The window that pops up will crash. However, when all instances of the program are killed in your task manager, start the program and install Gecko if it asks, and it will run without issue.

Audio CD's

Add your CD-ROM drives to Wine's list of drives, for starters. After that, go into the RealOne settings and in the CD Preferences section there should be an "Advanced" option tab. Click that, and change the CD-ROM drive support to "Generic", and press Ok, then OK the settings menu and exit the program normally, and restart Wine. After that, it *should* detect any mounted audio CD's and let you play them or rip them. Ripping CD's sometimes fails, and sometimes results in a freeze of the system altogether, but it works. I haven't tested CD-Burning on recent versions of Wine so I'm not certain in that aspect..

DVD's might work if you have the appropriate drive and RealOne detects it.

Word of Caution

When the program installs, the shortcuts for Uninstalling WINE Software and Wine Configuration disappear and are replaced by the RealOne Program Launcher shortcut. In Kubuntu/Ubuntu, the shortcuts will reappear under a Lost & Found area of the Applications list, but users of other distros may not be as lucky (not sure if other distros have that feature). It'd be advisable to memorize the terminal commands for WINE to access these features. To access WINE Configuration, you go to a terminal and type in winecfg.

This applies to all WINE versions under 0.9.56


The program will occassionally lock up when burning CD's. It's okay, it will eventually get past the song and continue, but it takes a while, and it thrashes the song that it hits a slow down on. Every song after the lock up should be fine.

Also, it tells you the wrong capacity for the CD. The average CD can burn up to 700mb of data, NOT 800mb! Limit yourself when burning CD's because the program will not.



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