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sheila082597 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
How do I get RealAudio to work?  I have a Compaq laptop
with Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 3.1,
version 2.10.524.

I have "downloaded?" RealAudio several times, but I still
can't "hear" anything!  Yes, I have the volume on the laptop
turned up.   After completing the downloading, the
instructions talk about "launching" it.  I don't think I've done
that because I don't know what it means.  I know so little
about all of this that I don't know what else you need to know.
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Is there an .exe file in what you downloaded? If you are Win95 you can access the files in Windows Explorer or from the Run and then do a browse through the files.In Windows Explorer you would doubleclick the .exe file. That should launch your application. I would look for a startup or install.exe file.

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I don't have Win95; I have Window 3.1.  I gave the version in my original question.
Does this change your answer?

You should still be able to locate an .exe file through the Program manager or from the Run in 3.1. Sorry, I forgot I was in the 3.1 area. Also, You might try and execute the launch from Dos by looking through the directory. You would type the filename.exe at the command line prompt and it should launch.(This will not work if it is a Win3.1 program and it will tell you to launch it from within Windows.


I don't have Win95; I have Window 3.1.  I gave the version in my original question.
Does this change your answer?

I'm lost!  I submitted a comment (above).  Got an e-mail that
bd1asds had added a comment to my question and that I could
see it here.  I don't see anything here except my original question,
bd1asda's proposed answer and my comment on the proposed
answer.  What do I do now????

try again to read- takes a minute or two to update. If not
e-mail me at us009734@mindspring.com and I will repeat the answer for you that way but please don't forget to grade the question if we do it that way.


I tried what you said:  From the Program Manager I clicked on Run;
clicked on Browse; didn't see any exe. file.  I then tried to start
"fresh."  Uninstalled RealAudio and then reinstalled it. Still no luck..
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong/not doing, etc.

What should I do now???  I've been playing around with this for a
few months and nothing seems to work.

I notice in "Current Balance" that I have 0 Amount Available,  Have
I used up my free 200 points?    

where is the file located that you are downloading? I will download and see if I can get it to run. Once you accept this answer you will have 0 points left but if you don't like the answer or it doesn't work you can reject it and retain your points. Up to you if you want me to try..


Sorry for the dely in answering.

Hope this is the info you need re file location:  


Forgot this info on last comment:

I think I downloaded realaudio 3.0 for Windows 3.1 x as the 4.0
version isn't available for 3.1.  I chose Windows 3.1; Pentium;
and 28.8 modem which is what I have on this computer.

Sorry it took me a day to get back to you. I downloaded the file and this should be really easy for you. First, open your MAIN windows, then open the FILE MANAGER, find the file that you downloaded. This file has different named depending on where you downloaded it from. I got it under rp16_4ba.exe and under ra16_30.exe. Since I don't know which site you used, hunt around till you find a file in the above format(r?16_??.exe) and all you do is then double click it and follow the instructions from there. Let me know how you make out.
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