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I tried downloading VLC player with these instructions to play a .rm file.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html

VLC downloaded just fine, but it is unable to play my .rm file. Is there a codec I need to install?

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You will need ubuntu-restricted-extras to get the right codec, which is a Real Player one.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

VLC cannot play .rm apparently, but mplayer will.

sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer
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Thanks mplayer works! –  David Faux Mar 2 '12 at 4:15
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