Default media player (audio and video) for the GNOME computer desktop based on GStreamer.

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Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of most video formats. What libraries do I need to enable them in Chrome and Totem?

According to Wikipedia, Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of H.265/HEVC, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG and VP9. What packages do I need to install to enable ...
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How to revert back to a full featured Totem release?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 I noticed that Totem (the default video player) is no longer portraying its sidebar, which includes the much useful stack playlist. I judged this to be a bug, but it ...
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ffmpegthumbnailer Ubuntu 16LTS

Any way to install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg in Ubuntu 16. ppa:mc3man/gstffmpeg-keep don't have package for xenial. Hence how to use "ffmpegthumbnailer" in Ubuntu 16.(or any other fast alternative that can ...
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In Totem Youtube Vevo Videos wont play

In totem youtube vevo videos wont play, it plays regular youtube videos alright but fails to open Vevo youtube videos, i get this error An error ocurred forbidden i have installed the ubuntu-...
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Play FLV videos in Ubuntu 16.04: what's the (gstreamer?) package(s) I need to install to make Totem do it without error?

I thought I had installed all "proprietary" codecs now via double-clicking some of my videos, and Totem asking me to install packages. However there's a kind of videos which don't prompt me to install ...
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Error while autoinstalling gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad

I am trying to install two packages on my Totem Media Player in order to play .asx files: gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad and gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad (i386). The application has its own installer, but when ...
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Can this plugin gstreamer1.0-libav be used in india?

While playing a video on default player in Ubuntu, I got a error message saying that it needs to install an extra plugin gstreamer1.0-libav. There is a warning besides it saying that the plugin is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: No sidebar/playlist in Totem

I can't get the playlist to show in Totem. The Help page says "To show or hide the playlist, choose View ▸ Sidebar or click on the Sidebar button, and choose Playlist on the top of the sidebar." But ...
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Cannot watch streaming wmv on Ubuntu 16.04

Cannot watch streaming wmv on Ubuntu 16.04 64bit for example this link: digichannel.go2school.com.tw/lt/main.asp?page=dailyTV Neither Totem nor VLC will do the job. There are still many sites using ...
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Stuck with playlist on totem 3.10.1

I have 2 systems, both running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and totem 3.10.1. On one of the systems the sidebar (when active) always shows the play-list which I could do without. The other shows some media ...
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Totem displayed huge icons?

why totem shows huge icons in ubuntu 14.10 as the screenshot ?
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Is there any way to disable library/playlist in totem?

Is there any way to disable library/playlist functionality in totem (version that comes with Ubuntu 15.10)? All that new clickology is a bit annoying on my netbook. In previous version when you ...
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Streaming video content from handheld devices (android, ios) to Ubuntu

I'd like to receive media content from various devices to an Ubuntu desktop. I've seen some Totem plugin were available in the past for using it as a DLNA receiver, but I cannot find them anymore. The ...
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Totem slow when scaling 1080 video to 1440

I have an ultrawide 3440x1440 screen. When playing 1080 videos fullscreen, scaling to 1440, Totem gets slow and flickers. This does not happen with either Gnome MPlayer or VLC (they play the videos ...
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VLC and Totem crashes immediately while playing H265/HEVC

I was trying to play a video of H265 mkv format on ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to play the video on totem,the video goes on for a few seconds and then totem crashes. In VLC,the window crashes ...
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Nautilus thumbnails gone after uninstalling Totem (Ubuntu 14.04)

I've installed VLC and uninstalled Totem. Now Nautilus doesn't show any thumbnail for videos. How can I get them back? (My problem is exactly the same as in nautilus-video-thumbnails-without-totem, ...
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Problem in playing MKV file with totem

I use to play 1080p MKV file in my laptop using default ubuntu video player but now something went wrong and I am getting an error message when I try to play the same file stating: Invalid ...
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15.10 Totem video stuttering, 14.04 LTS same video fine

Yesterday I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 15.10. And I have video stuttering in Totem. I tryed changing the drivers, I installed the restricted extrass, but nothing helped, why this happens. On LTS ...
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Change default settings of totem

I want to set totem to automatically have the "zoom n" setting when watching dvds, but I can't seem to make any persistent relevant settings changes. I wrote a launcher that uses a script with the ...
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dd read errors on /dev/sr0

I have a problem with my dvd drive, which seems like a hardware issue to me, as I have tried several things and I can't properly read my DVDs. However, I want to ask if anyone has seen similar issues ...
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Totem-Video Stuttering, lagging-Yes or Not

I already wrote about my problem with players, stuttering etc. So I decided to record videos with my phone camera on part of the movie when I think that the stutter/lag happens and uplouded the videos ...
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Totem & VLC not working [closed]

Totem (or "Videos") & VLC media player is not working, they both refuse to play any videos of any format i tried. By "Refuse" i mean crashing, not responding, or even just plain old skipping the ...
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Video Disables Keyboard

When I open a video in Totem, the keyboard is disabled, as well as the right mouse button and some actions with the left mouse button. Does anyone know what the problem may be? Debugging it is ...
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Which video player should I use? [closed]

Which video player should I use?. I watch 1080p x264 MKV (public HD), 1080p(yify).... all tipes of video. So what do you prefer? Is totem enaugh(good) Do I need install any codecs... I have clean ...
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Distorted playback of x265 converted via Handbrake in totem

I am experiencing a problem in playing x265/HEVC videos on totem player, but only the ones which I converted via Handbrake Converter. But the same video plays just fine on VLC. On totem the audio ...
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No sound in totem

When I play audio files with the default application (totem), nothing can be heard (but the "disco effect" animations are active). Sound is not muted in totem and in fact is pushed up to the fullest. ...
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Totem 3.10 -no audio mpeg4 aac after 4 seconds-

I've a new camcorder Canon and problems with audio when playing on Totem (Ubuntu 14.04). The firts 4 seconds sounds perfect, but after then remains silent, with no audio. The video is perfect, also ...
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Totem sidebar gone after upgrade (playlist)

I just noticed that my totem video player doesn't have a sidebar with playlist anymore. I didn't use totem for some time, so I am not sure which ubuntu upgrade was responsible for it, now I am using ...
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Ubuntu low memory after playing videos from .zip file

I have a .zip file that is 4Gb of size and has videos, after trying to play some of them directly from the .zip file just by double clicking I noticed that I was running low on HD memory so I ...
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How do I stream Arte TV live?

I am trying to stream Arte TV live and cannot find the correct streaming flux address. [I use Totem with the specific Arte streaming codec and/or plugin downloaded and installed from the Ubuntu Soft ...
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Playing GoPro video in Linux

I have 1080p 60fps video that I took with my GoPro Hero4 and want to play on my linux desktop. When I try to use Totem to watch the videos, it always plays them in slow motion and the sound cuts ...
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Totem Hide Title Bar and the controls

How do you Hide the title bar of totem using command line or config file? I can't seem to hide the title bar. Also on startup totem --toggle-controls vid.mp4 doesn't work. Only when it is running ...
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Totem X and Y coordinates [duplicate]

How do I set the X and Y coordinates of the totem window using command line or config file? I'm using ubuntu. The config file in the ~/.config/totem/state.ini only has these in it: [State] window_w=...
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Totally remove GStreamer and install it back again

I passed my entire day trying to install the newer version of Subtitle Editor on Ubuntu Studio 14.04, without success. In particular, I was required to install a newer version of GStreamer. The ...
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totem (videos) - turn things off?

In "videos" (e.g. totem player), under Ubuntu 15.04, how do you turn off subtitles on a video that has them in metadata? All subtitle options in the Preferences are unticked. Setting their font size ...
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Problem with HD being ejected without aparent reason

I don't know how to describe the error properly, but I will try... Well, I have a folder with music in a external HD, and without any visible pattern, after a few minutes, Totem complains that it ...
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Unable to switch subtitle and audio language in VLC/Totem via menu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 a few days ago after some years of Archlinux experience. I have a few MKV video files and for some reason I am not able to switch the audio language in the menu bar at ...
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How to add media keys for a player/plugin to the Sound menu in Unity

I want to add media keys for Totem and Adobe Flash player to the sound menu in the upper bar of Unity.Is there a way to do this? Here is a screenshot of what I mean: If it is not possible to do it ...
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strange distortion of videos in VLC

I'm not sure how to describe this problem, but I have screenshots! I'm trying to watch a video on VLC (VLC 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 15.04). Fullscreen, the vertical resolution appears to be too low. In a ...
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How does one reduce the speech rate in the Read Text Extension in Libreoffice?

I installed read text extension for libreoffice. I want to slow down the speech rate. I opened up ->tools->add ons->read selection and discovered the following popup menu #read with an ...
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No sound on VLC and default movie player

I don't get any sound on both VLC and the default movie player on Ubuntu 14.04 while playing both video & audio. But I do get sound when playing audio files via RhythmBox, while browsing on the ...
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WMV files crash VLC and totem

please don't consider my question a dublicated as searched this website for every single solution but no use ! WMV files crash VLC and totem but smplayer works fine please help ! here is some answers ...
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Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files

When I try to launch mp4 video files in Ubuntu 14.04, there is only shown a green screen but no video. The audio is running normally. I use the standard video application in Ubuntu, I think this is ...
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How to play this file?

I have this video file with the extension .mkv but it is not playing in totem video player and this works in the new versions of VLC(Windows) and I havent tried it on VLC for Ubuntu yet. Is there any ...
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Totem player plays wav files randomly

When I play a wave file with totem, it usually does not play them. In 20% of cases it play the file and in 80% of the cases it does not do anything for the same file(like when the file has problem)! ...
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Cannot play .mkv files after installing Codecs

After installing codecs to watch files in x265, the Totem player now doesn't play .mkv files any more. It says it is invalid and shows this: --transient-for=69206027 gstreamer|1.0|totem|Matroska ...
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Movie Player Error

I just uploaded a few videos from my camera to my computer and when I try to watch them in "Movie Player" it comes up with the error: Could not determine type of stream. What does that mean? ...
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is there a list of keyboard shortcuts for the “Videos” app?

I'm using 14.04 ubuntu with the default video player called "Videos" version 3.10.1 (which seems to be "Totem" re-branded with an even less search engine-friendly name.) I know keyboard shortcuts ...
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How do I stop pulse ducking (reducing) totem audio volume?

I listen to podcasts in the background, but also use tools like mumble for staying in touch with my gaming group (steamlug). After recently updating to 14.04 from 12.04 this behaviour started: ...
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How to play .mov files using Ubuntu “Videos”?

How can I play .mov files using the Ubuntu built-in "Videos?" Using Ubuntu 14.04 with built-in Videos 3.10.1 based on Totem. Ubuntu restricted extras is installed. When I try to play the .mov file ...