Playing mp3 files and most related types of files it was designed to play. Movies do "play" but there is a catch. Visualizations work too.
Media library is almost fully functional.
The program performs very well when Gecko is installed properly and the wine prefix is kept up to date.
Almost all preferences (see below).
Audio Equalizer and the Visualization settings.
In-program browser works if Gecko is installed, and music information features work as well.
Reading and burning Audio CD's, and extracting audio. DVD's should work too.
What does not
Clicking things in the media library doesn't work when trying to select a song, unless the user clicks the Play All Icon to the song's left.
RealOne tends to lock up when trying to play .rmj audio files by method of selecting from the library. It also has an issue when ripping CD's to this format, as it will repeat the last track forever unless stopped, but stopping the process will still result in successful audio ripping. Burning Audio CD's works, to a degree. Some formats like VBR mp3 (Variable Bit-Rate) cause lock ups during the process, but CD Burning is otherwise successful.
Movies do play, but WINE forces the video to play in it's own video player that is undocked from the program, although the controls for the video still work on the program. It also plays rather choppy.
Online Radio Stations don't work when you click the listen icon for a station. It whites out the browser, and does nothing else.
Advertisements, although that might prove to be a benefit for the user.
What was not tested
Burning MP3 Audio CD's, and Data CD's.
I am updating these test results because I managed to fix my problem with Gecko. RealOne runs MUCH better when Gecko is installed properly and the wineprefix is kept up-to-date, as I've already mentioned. It runs best in Windows 98 most, and there isn't too much lag when the program tries to initialize a music track, but making other features (like Visualizations and other things that require part of the program's overall window) will make it pause for a moment to re-construct the window, then continue on as normal.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 30 2008||1.1.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||Justin Soulia|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 28 2008||1.1.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||Justin Soulia|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 15 2008||0.9.59.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Justin Soulia|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 08 2008||0.9.57.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Justin Soulia|
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.
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.
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.