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HOWTO_Big_Brother

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Introduction

You can use RealPlayer to view the Big Brother 9 feeds on Linux.

Setup

You must have a SuperPass account.

You will need realplayer:

emerge -av media-video/realplayer

You will most likely need to turn off XVideo:

  1. Launch realplayer with the command: realplay
  2. Turn off XVideo: Tools > Preferences > Hardware > Use XVideo

You can obtain a RealPlayer file suitable for login from:

Pass the file obtained to realplay:

realplay signin.rxml

The Feeds

Now that you have logged in, you can view the BB no timeout feeds:

High speed feeds

Low speed feeds

Troubleshooting

OSS Support

RealPlayer uses OSS. If you do not have OSS emulation configured for ALSA, you can use the aoss wrapper to use realplay:

emerge -av alsa-oss

Run realplay as follows:

aoss realplay

Sound hogged by realplay

Solution 1: ALSA

Use the ALSA oss wrapper to share ALSA with realplay, as described above.

Solution 2: PulseAudio

Use the PulseAudio padsp wrapper.

RealPlayer doesn't like my signin file anymore

  1. Get a new one.

RealPlayer doesn't like my new signin file

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