[Theora] hxplay versus realplay

Aaron Colwell acolwell
Tue Jun 29 08:40:44 PDT 2004

Hi John,

I'm not sure why realplay for Linux had a problem with this clip. The hxplay
and realplay Theora support should be identical. Where did you get this
clip? I'd like to see if I can repro your problem.

On Windows you have to manually download the Theora plugins from

Theora & Vorbis support have not been added to the RN auto update server which
is why you got the error mesages. Let me know if you have any problems after
installing the Windows plugins.


On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 08:45:13AM -0500, John Kintree wrote:
> Interesting.  I downloaded and installed both
> HelixPlayer- and
> RealPlayer-
> on my Mandrake 10.0 system.
> With hxplay, the theora sample video, Mixtape.small.ogg, played as well as it
> does with mplayer 1.0pre4, which is reasonably well.  But when I tried to
> watch it with realplay, the program choked and died.
> Also, when I tried to watch Mixtape.small.ogg with RealPlayer 10 on Windows, I
> got a message that it needed a plugin.  I clicked OK to download and install
> it.  Then, I got a message that the necessary plugin could not be found.
> That looks like boogers on RealNetworks.
> Regards,
> John
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