By Gregg Sporar on Sep 11, 2008
I used the blog entry Brian wrote to get Songbird up and running. There are, however, additional multimedia options for OpenSolaris. On a forum thread over on OpenSolaris.com, Calum Benson pointed out that Real Player is available.
I tried it out - it is an older version, but it works great so far. There is a .pkg available for download, but I just used the .tar ball version. I copied realplay_bin_s10_i386.tar.gz into a new directory and then used:
$ gunzip realplay_bin_s10_i386.tar.gz $ tar -xvf realplay_bin_s10_i386.tar
There is a shell script included called realplay, so it is easy enough to create a shortcut on the menu to start it:
On a different forum thread on OpenSolaris.com, I found out about the availability of a VLC player for OpenSolaris. It is in an IPS repository; the instructions are in the thread, but I have repeated them here:
$ pfexec pkg set-authority -O http://pkg.lifewithsolaris.jp:10000 lifewithsolaris.jp $ pfexec pkg refresh --full $ pfexec pkg install -v LWSvlc