Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Helix Player for Symbian OS, v1.0

The Helix Player supports all media playback functionality provided by the RealOne Player. On those handsets where the RealOne Player exists, the Helix Player, once installed, will be invoked for all media playback that would previously have used the RealOne Player. If the Helix Player is subsequently uninstalled, the RealOne Player will again be the default application for these media playback functions.

Two configurations of the Helix Player for Symbian OS are provided, as follows:

(1) Standard Profile, which provides the following streaming media capabilities:
  • RealAudio G2
  • RealAudio Voice
  • RealAudio 8 (LBR)
  • RealVideo 7
  • RealVideo 8
  • RealVideo 9,
  • RealVideo 10,
  • H.263
  • MPEG-1 Audio, including MP3
  • AMR-NB
  • AMR-WB
  • 3GPP (Rel-5)
(2) Rich Media Profile, which includes all of the above, as well as:
  • 3GPP SMIL Language Profile
  • 3GPP Timed Text
  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • WBMP
  • HTTP (streaming and progressive download)
Important Note: You must remove (un-install) earlier versions - Symbian Preview Release or nightly builds - of the Helix Symbian Player before proceeding with the following v1.0 installation steps!

In order to help installation on phones with limited space available, the install has been broken up into 3 parts for both the Standard Profile and Rich Media Profile players. Here is the list of SIS files you need to install for each version of the player:

Standard Profile Player
  • rplaybasic-part1.sis
  • rplaybasic-part2.sis
  • rplaybasic-part3.sis
Rich Media Profile Player
  • rplayadvanced-part1.sis
  • rplayadvanced-part2.sis
  • rplayadvanced-part3.sis

For both the emulator and handset installations you need to make sure that you install all 3 SIS files for each package or you will not have a functioning player. It is also very important that you install each part to the same location. That is, if you install part1 to the phone memory you must install part2 and part3 to the phone memory as well. Same goes if you install part1 to an MMC card for example.

Download Helix Player
Helix Player v1.0 Installation Package

Emulator Uninstallation Note: We have had some issues with uninstalling on the emulator. If you want to uninstall or change from one profile to another, it may be necessary to manually remove the player directory, "System\Apps\RealPlayer", and the recognizer, "System\recogs\hxsymrecog.mdl".

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