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Isn't easier to just install VLC Media Player? It has all codecs build-in/in_dependecies and it's in pacman's extra.

Rename to Realplayer

Since it seems to cover installing/using this program? pwd 07:57, 27 December 2009 (EST)

Reason for reverts

  • alsa and yaourt aren't related. mplayer is because it's a media player. Yes, alsa is required for using Realplayer, but you don't see pacman being listed as related in every article even though in most cases people are going to use it to install packages.
  • The i18n link is supposed to point the current page, not the one it's being moved to.
  • How To Install RealPlayer and Play RMVB Video Files is too long of a title. See: Writing Short Article Names. Also, just because it currently doesn't cover other subjects other than playing RMVB files, it doesn't mean that the article couldn't be expanded in the future to be more in-tune with a general title like Realplayer. pwd 19:18, 27 December 2009 (EST)
  • OK, agree your point about title naming. But I could not get VLC to play rmvb on my machine, which codec should I install for vlc? Thanks.

--flydragon 22:03, 27 December 2009 (EST)

  • Haha, I did a pacman -Syu, and now VLC plays rmvb too. :)

--flydragon 18:12, 29 December 2009 (EST)

I don't know what codec it uses for that. That comment on top wasn't made by me, so check this page's history to find out who did. And I'm glad you got it working with vlc ;) pwd 18:23, 29 December 2009 (EST)


the article doesn't actually serve a purpose as far as I can tell other than directing the user to install realplayer from aur? Thestinger 02:56, 12 February 2010 (EST)

I concur. In addition to being more about playing rmvb files than RealPlayer in general, this article doesn't say anything about RealPlayer other than how to install it. I didn't know that anybody even used RealPlayer anymore, but if someone does, perhaps he or she could add something to this page. Otherwise, I fail to see how it could serve any useful purpose. --Trey 22:47, 7 March 2010 (EST)