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Players for Unix

General Info:

HelixPlayervsRealPlayer FAQ about Helix Player and Real Player - Please read this FAQ for understanding the difference between Helix Player and RealPlayer.
General FAQ - Please read this for a more comprehensive FAQ about the players and the project.

On this page you will find more information about the various players we have available for Linux and other Unices. This page is directed mostly towards the end-user looking for a player for their media playback needs. If you are a developer who would like to take advantage of the player technologies we provide - please look at the Developer page. Documentation is available for both HXClientKit and the GTK widget. If you would like to help test the players please see the Testing page.

Latest News:

  • Current Release: 1.0.4/10.0.4.
    • Helix Player 1.0.4 and RealPlayer 10.0.4 are now here! You can download them or you can read the ReleaseNotes (Helix Player, RealPlayer)
    • Want to help test the player on your favorite distribution? You can download the release candidates for distribution specific builds here
  • Helix Player 2.0 currently in development!
    • Feature Requests thread is here
    • Nightly builds are here from the "current" branch

RealPlayer for Linux Info:

The RealPlayer for Linux is built on top of the Helix Player for Linux and includes support for several non-open source components including RealAudio/RealVideo, MP3 etc. Please see our FAQ above for more details on how the RealPlayer differs from Helix Player. Following are a few features that are added in the RealPlayer for Linux.

Basic Features

  • Gtk+/Gnome interface
  • Accelerated Video and FullScreen Playback
  • Support for free and open mediatypes - Ogg Vorbis/Theora, H261
  • Mozilla browser plug-in
  • RTSP streaming
  • Elegant UI
  • Installer and RPM packages

Additional Features (on top of Helix Player)

  • Real Audio/ Real Video
  • MP3, Flash
  • MPEG-4 Support (fee-based)
  • More robust RTSP via RDT

Download Info - Where to get the end user and the developer versions of the player
Platforms - Various Platforms that we are developing players for including Unix players
Schedule - Player Dev and Release Schedules
Help - Place to check if you are having problems with your player that the player help links do not solve
Localization - Check here for more information on localization efforts for the players

Helix Player info:

Helix Player 1.0 is now available under GPL.

The Helix Player is the Helix Community's open source media player for consumers. It is being developed to have a rich and usable graphical interface and support a variety of open media formats like Ogg Vorbis, Theora etc.

Features

  • Gtk+/Gnome interface
  • Accelerated Video and FullScreen Playback
  • Support for free and open mediatypes - Ogg Vorbis/Theora, H261
  • Mozilla browser plug-in
  • RTSP streaming
  • Elegant UI
  • Installer and RPM packages

Download Info - Where to get the end user and the developer versions of the player
Platforms - Various Platforms that we are developing players for including Unix players
Schedule - Player Dev and Release Schedules
Help - Place to check if you are having problems with your player that the player help links do not solve
Localization - Check here for more information on localization efforts for the players

Volunteers and Virtual Team Members Needed!
Help make this player the best media player for your system. Follow the links below depending on what you would like to help with.
Developers: If you are a developer go here
Testers: If you would like to help test the player

Others who would like to help with any other aspect of this project can email player-dev@helixcommunity.org


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