Raaga.com in Linux

Hey folks, i have a good news for music lovers. I have just got a workaround to play songs from Raaga.com in Linux.

I tried with Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 & Firefox 3.0 b 5. I followed this article http://www.zyxware.com/articles/2008/04/27/setting-up-raaga-com-to-work-on-ubuntu-8-04-hardy-heron . Credit goes to that article.

I guess, /usr/lib/totem/gstreamer/libtotem-complex-plugin.so plugin caused a problem for raaga player. After removing this plugin, it was working.

This plugin, (remove this plug-in)

Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible (compatible; Totem)

    File name: libtotem-complex-plugin.so
    The Totem 2.22.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin 	RealAudio document 	rpm 	Yes

Here is how,

Download the latest Realplayer from here http://forms.helixcommunity.org/helix/builds/?category=realplay-current And save it to desktop,

Select Platform: linux-2.2-libc6-gcc32-i586 > RealPlayer (bin)

(Or you can also download from here – http://www.real.com/linux)

[ I suggest you to uninstall realplayer from your Linux if it is already installed, sudo apt-get purge realplayer ]

Install the RealPlayer,

  • cd Desktop/
  • chmod +x realplay-10.1.0.4350-linux-2.2-libc6-gcc32-i586.bin

Here, change the realplay-10.1.0.4350-linux-2.2-libc6-gcc32-i586.bin with the filename that you have downloaded.

  • sudo ./realplay-10.1.0.4350-linux-2.2-libc6-gcc32-i586.bin

Set Plugins,

  • cd /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins
  • sudo ln -s /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt nphelix.xpt
  • sudo ln -s /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so nphelix.so
  • sudo rm /usr/lib/totem/gstreamer/libtotem-complex-plugin.so

Restart Firefox,

Now enjoy the music. :)

http://raaga.com/channels/telugu/top10.asp

If you still have any problems please let me know, i ‘ll try to help you out.

Playing Raaga.com,

raaga ubuntu linux

This is my about:plugins page on Firefox.

Installed plugins
Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org.
Help for installing plugins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org.
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible

    File name: nphelix.so
    Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.4005 built with gcc 3.4.3 on Feb 25 2008

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin     RealPlayer Plugin Metafile     rpm     Yes
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash     Shockwave Flash     swf     Yes
application/futuresplash     FutureSplash Player     spl     Yes
Default Plugin

    File name: libnullplugin.so
    The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
*     All types     .*     No
Demo Print Plugin for unix/linux

    File name: libunixprintplugin.so
    The demo print plugin for unix.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
application/x-print-unix-nsplugin     Demo Print Plugin for Unix/Linux     .pnt     Yes
iTunes Application Detector

    File name: librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so
    This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
application/itunes-plugin             Yes
Totem Web Browser Plugin 2.22.1

    File name: libtotem-basic-plugin.so
    The Totem 2.22.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
application/x-ogg     -     ogg     Yes
application/ogg     Ogg multimedia     ogg     Yes
audio/ogg     Ogg Audio     oga     Yes
audio/x-ogg     Ogg Audio     ogg     Yes
video/ogg     Ogg Video     ogv     Yes
video/x-ogg     Ogg Video     ogg     Yes
application/annodex     -     anx     Yes
audio/annodex     -     axa     Yes
video/annodex     -     axv     Yes
video/mpeg     MPEG video     mpg, mpeg, mpe     Yes
audio/wav     WAV audio     wav     Yes
audio/x-wav     WAV audio     wav     Yes
audio/mpeg     MP3 audio     mp3     Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3     NullSoft video     nsv     Yes
video/flv     Flash video     flv     Yes
VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.22.1)

    File name: libtotem-cone-plugin.so
    The Totem 2.22.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
application/x-vlc-plugin     unknown         Yes
application/vlc     unknown         Yes
video/x-google-vlc-plugin     unknown         Yes
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)

    File name: libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
    The Totem 2.22.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
application/x-mplayer2     AVI video     avi, wma, wmv     Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin     ASF video     asf, wmv     Yes
video/x-msvideo     AVI video     asf, wmv     Yes
video/x-ms-asf     ASF video     asf     Yes
video/x-ms-wmv     Windows Media video     wmv     Yes
video/x-wmv     Windows Media video     wmv     Yes
video/x-ms-wvx     Microsoft ASX playlist     wmv     Yes
video/x-ms-wm     ASF video     wmv     Yes
application/x-ms-wms     Windows Media video     wms     Yes
application/asx     Microsoft ASX playlist     asx     Yes
audio/x-ms-wma     Windows Media audio     wma     Yes
DivX® Web Player

    File name: libtotem-mully-plugin.so
    DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
video/divx     AVI video     divx     Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.2.0

    File name: libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
    The Totem 2.22.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
video/quicktime     QuickTime video     mov     Yes
video/mp4     MPEG-4 video     mp4     Yes
image/x-macpaint     MacPaint Bitmap image     pntg     Yes
image/x-quicktime     QuickTime image     pict, pict1, pict2     Yes
video/x-m4v     MPEG-4 video     m4v     Yes
GCJ Web Browser Plugin (using IcedTea) 1.0

    File name: gcjwebplugin.so
    The GCJ Web Browser Plugin (using IcedTea) executes Java applets.

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
application/x-java-vm     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.5     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.6     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_00     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.5     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.6     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_00     IcedTea     class,jar     Yes
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible

    File name: nphelix.so
    Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.633 built with gcc 4.2.3 on Apr 1 2008

MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin     RealPlayer Plugin Metafile     rpm     Yes
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3 Responses to Raaga.com in Linux

  1. Shrikant says:

    Many use mplayer plugin for firefox. This plugins plays well wmp streaming files as well as realplayer streaming files. But the mplayer’s realplayer plugin fails to load the tracks on raaga. Even if we do the steps mentioned in this page, its wont work if mplayer is present. Therefore, delete the mplayerplug-in-rm files from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to make raaga tracks play.

  2. Shrikant says:

    Also, there is no need to do such complicated steps to get realmedia play in ur browser. Remove mplayer plugin for mozilla if u already installed it. Then go to raaga.com. Firefox will automatically inform u of missing plugins and propose u few Realmedia plugins. Choose Helix and there u go. If after this, u still require mplayer plugins for streaming other sites, do the steps i mentioned above.

  3. Abhinay says:

    Shrikant, Thanks for the comment.

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