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Q. Dear Mr. Know-It-All,
I want to run Real Player 7. How do I do this?
The Odin team is making excellent progress. Mr. KIA has Real Player 7
running under Odin and can use Real Player 7 as a Netscape Helper. He is
building from the CVS source tree and complaining to the team when things do
not work correctly. You will probably want to use the binary Daily Builds.
Go to www.netlabs.org/Odin
to get a feel for the scope and status of the project.
You will need to install Odin, set up a working environment and install Real Player 7.
To install Odin go to ftp.os2.org/odin/daily
and download the newest daily build. The builds come in various flavors:
where yyyymmdd is the build date. The wpi install kits require the WarpIn
installer. I prefer the zip kits. If you are going to give the Odin team
feedback, use the debug build. Otherwise use the release build. It runs
To install the zip kit, create a directory on an HPFS driver (i.e.
D:\Odin in my case) and unzip the kit with the commands:
where zip is the name of the Daily Build zip file you have chosen.
To set up a working environment, you need to adjust PATH and LIBPATH. You
can issue the following commands:
If you are using the debug build and you want logs, add:
To make these setting permanent, update CONFIG.SYS to match these settings.
To install RealPlayer, go to www.real.com
and download a copy of the Win32 Real Player install kit:
This is an InstallShield application. Run the installer using the command:
Install to a directory on an HPFS drive (i.e. D:\Real\RealPlayer in my case).
I suggest turning off all the preference options until you get your
installation is stabilized.
After Real Player is installed, run it with the command:
You should be able to play the local samples and via the Internet. If you
have any problems, contact me at MrKIA@scoug.com or on the Wednesday evening IRC Help Desk on irw.webbnet.org on #scoug.
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