Installing RealPlayer on Ubuntu 8.10

First, download the Linux version of RealPlayer from here.

Once the .bin file has been downloaded to your desktop, right-click on it and select Properties. Then select the Permissions tab, tick “Allow executing file as program” and click Close.

After that, open Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal), type the following commands and press Enter. (Remember to change the text in red according to the name of the file you downloaded.)

cd Desktop

sudo ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin

The installation will now begin.

You will be asked to enter the directory where you want to install RealPlayer. To install in the default directory, press Enter.

Next you will be asked whether you want to proceed or go to the previous step. Press Enter to proceed. After a few seconds the installation wil be completed. Close the Terminal window.

Update (22-Dec-08)

Alternatively you can download the .deb package from the site and double-click on it to start the installation. This would be the easier method.

You can open RealPlayer by going to Applications -> Sounds & Video.


15 Responses to Installing RealPlayer on Ubuntu 8.10

  1. dinesh says:

    Thank you.. perfectly worked….

  2. Maxime says:

    Very helpful and all works fine. Cheers.

  3. 0583257 says:

    from a ubuntu newbie, MANY THANKS! 🙂

  4. Dr.M.ReDa says:

    Thanks a ton for you great help


  5. Brian says:

    installs fine but no sound

  6. nass says:

    Try installing Medibuntu repositories and/or Restricted Formats

  7. nass says:

    @ Alex

    At the time I wrote this post the .deb package was not available in that site. I’ll update the post. Thanks for the headsup 🙂

  8. Rafael de Araújo says:

    Many tks!!!! It has worked fine!


  9. satish says:

    Hi thank a lt. its working fine

  10. nazry says:

    howto uninstall RealPlayer11 because not work in my machine

  11. Elle says:

    Ok I must have done something wrong. I can’t get it to open, it downloaded fine.

  12. Elle says:

    Never mind I got it to work. Thanks

  13. mansoor says:

    thanx you Brother

  14. I needed to thank you for this good read!! I definitely loved every bit of it.
    I have you book marked to check out new things you post…

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