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This article describes how to play .rmvb video files.
 
This article describes how to play .rmvb video files.
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
The most simple way is to install VLC, which plays .rmvb now, as well as many other video format.
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The most simple way is to install [[VLC]], which plays .rmvb now, as well as many other video format.
 
  # pacman -S vlc
 
  # pacman -S vlc
  
Or if you have logon as root:
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Or you can install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=1590 realplayer] from the [[AUR]].
# pacman -S vlc
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Or you can install [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=1590 realplayer] from the [[AUR]].
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Next, start it with:
 
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Done, now start it by:
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  $ realplay &
 
  $ realplay &
  
First time run it will start a wizard to config network etc.
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On the first run, a configuration wizard will set up the necessary options.
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== .ram files ==
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To play .ram files, this script is intended to replace the use of realplayer by using vlc instead : http://www.sputnick-area.net/scripts/realplay.bash
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See comments inside.
  
When it's finished, you can choose a rmvb file to play, it runs perfect on my pc, as my alsa is set up. If you didn't config your sound yet, follow this article to do it: [[ALSA]]
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==Conversion of RealMedia Files==
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As RealMedia files are not widely (nor well) supported, it may be useful to convert them to another format. [http://ffmpeg.org/ FFmpeg] can be used for this.
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# pacman -S ffmpeg
  
This should be all, you may want to add realplay in your menu, or if you are using gnome or KDE it should already in the menu. I'm using fluxbox, so I just edit ~/.fluxbox/menu to add a line for it. Or if you are using launchers like dmenu or bashrun, they will find realplay for you.
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For example, to convert the video '''foo.rm''' to an mp4 file:
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ffmpeg -i foo.rm -vcodec mpeg4 -sameq -acodec libfaac -ab 94208 foo.mp4

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This article describes how to play .rmvb video files.

Installation

The most simple way is to install VLC, which plays .rmvb now, as well as many other video format.

# pacman -S vlc

Or you can install realplayer from the AUR.

Next, start it with:

$ realplay &

On the first run, a configuration wizard will set up the necessary options.


.ram files

To play .ram files, this script is intended to replace the use of realplayer by using vlc instead : http://www.sputnick-area.net/scripts/realplay.bash

See comments inside.

Conversion of RealMedia Files

As RealMedia files are not widely (nor well) supported, it may be useful to convert them to another format. FFmpeg can be used for this.

# pacman -S ffmpeg

For example, to convert the video foo.rm to an mp4 file:

ffmpeg -i foo.rm -vcodec mpeg4 -sameq -acodec libfaac -ab 94208 foo.mp4