[HOWTO] Install Real Player 11 to Play Real Media Files (rm, ram etc.) on Debian Lenny

[ad#ad-1] If you want to play real media files in Debian Lenny, you may not be able to play it. If that is the case or you want to install RealPlayer anyways, just follow the simple instructions.

Download deb from http://www.real.com/linux/. Make sure you click on DEB Package instead of the Download Realplayer button.

Now, open up the terminal and type in su followed by your root password. Now type in

apt-get update
aup-get install lsb

Now, change the directory to the one where you have downloaded the DEB file. In my case it is the Desktop, so I changed the directory to desktop by typing in

cd /home/YourUserName/Desktop

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Now, if you are on 32-bit version, and the name of the DEB file is RealPlayer11GOLD.deb you should type in the following:

dpkg -i RealPlayer11GOLD.deb

and if you are on 64-bit version (amd64), you should type in

dpkg -i --force-arctecture RealPlayer11GOLD.deb

Now, run it from the Applications > Sound and Video > RealPlayer 11 and then configure it.

  • There is a typo in the amd64 command, the godd one should be:

    dpkg -i –force-architecture RealPlayer11GOLD.deb

    Aside of this, your procedure work very well. Many thanks for it!

    Best Regards,

    Jean-Christian

  • Rajeev Ranjan

    Thanks for providing help to load real player on my Debian OS….
    Now I can watch .rm files
    Rajeev