[MPlayer-DOCS] CVS: main/DOCS/xml/en codecs.xml,1.37,1.38

Diego Biurrun CVS syncmail at mplayerhq.hu
Fri Jun 25 18:53:51 CEST 2004

CVS change done by Diego Biurrun CVS

Update of /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/xml/en
In directory mail:/var2/tmp/cvs-serv19979/DOCS/xml/en

Modified Files:
Log Message:
Real codecs and Mac OS X, don't recommend installing Real player.

Index: codecs.xml
RCS file: /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/xml/en/codecs.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.37
retrieving revision 1.38
diff -u -r1.37 -r1.38
--- codecs.xml	11 May 2004 22:50:05 -0000	1.37
+++ codecs.xml	25 Jun 2004 16:53:48 -0000	1.38
@@ -408,27 +408,28 @@
-It is recommended to download and install <application>RealPlayer8</application>
-or <application>RealONE</application>, because <application>MPlayer</application>
-can use their libraries to decode files with RealVideo 2.0 - 4.0 video. The
-<application>MPlayer</application> <filename>configure</filename> script should
-detect the <application>RealPlayer</application> libraries in the standard
-locations of a full installation. If it does not, tell <filename>configure</filename>
-where to look with the <option>--with-reallibdir</option> option.
+Download Real codecs from
+<ulink url="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/">http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/</ulink>.
+and extract them to the
+<filename class="directory">/usr/local/lib/codecs</filename> directory.
+If you want to store them in a different location, pass the
+<option>--with-reallibdir</option> option to <command>configure</command>.
-As a second chance you can download the codecs from
-<ulink url="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/">http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/</ulink>.
-After downloading the Real codecs package, extract it to the
-<filename class="directory">/usr/local/lib/codecs</filename> directory, or you can
-specify a unique path with the <option>--with-reallibdir</option> option.
+On Mac OS X you must make sure <filename>pncrt.Shlb</filename> (including it's
+resource fork!) is in the same directory as the Real codecs. Copy it using, for
+<screen>ditto -rsrcFork "RealOne Player.app/Contents/MacOS/pncrt.Shlb" "RealOne Player.app/Contents/MacOS/Library/Codecs"</screen>
+Not doing so, or forgetting to copy the resource fork, will result in errors
+such as: 
+<screen>GetDiskFragment() failed with error -2804: &lt;&lt;Unknown disk fragment&gt;&gt;&lt;&lt;Unknown disk fragment&gt;&gt;&lt;pncrt.Shlb&gt;&lt;&gt;</screen>
 <application>RealPlayer</application> libraries currently
 <emphasis role="bold">only work with Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Cygwin on the x86,
-Alpha and PowerPC (Linux/Alpha and Linux/PowerPC have been tested) platforms</emphasis>.
+Alpha and PowerPC (Linux/Alpha and Linux/PowerPC have been tested) platforms and with Mac OS X</emphasis>.
@@ -703,8 +704,8 @@
-On how to install RealPlayer libraries, see the
-<link linkend="realmedia">RealMedia file format</link> section.
+Instructions how to install the RealPlayer libraries are in the
+<link linkend="realvideo">RealVideo</link> section.

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