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

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Why doesn't .mkv files play properly with ubuntu-restricted-extra?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with ubuntu-resticted-extra installed. When I play .mkv with the default player, totem it causes the player to stop suddenly without any warning after a random amount of ...
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Archive Mounter With Natilus

I have one problem. I have many iso file and my iso file include many vido file ( Education vido, Personel video etc ... ) already. When time I use Archive Mounter then VLC medya player can't open ...
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How to disable screen saver in totem when playing movie?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. There's a option in Totem that says to disable screen saver while playing movie, but it doesn't work. Is there anything else I can do to make it work ?
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Use Totem's decoder to re-encode video?

I recorded an OGV screencast in GTK-RecordMyDesktop that seems to play back differently in different players (and YouTube doesn't seem to understand the video stream at all -- it just displays a ...
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Videos in Totem kills X server

Using oneiric, up-to-date. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) With the SiS driver available in the repositories my videos ...
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Can I uninstall Totem?

In my opinion, VLC is a much better and much faster player than Totem, and plays everything without having to need all of the extra junk Totem comes with. My question is, can you safely uninstall ...
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How can i make the Firefox Totem Plugin open VLC instead of Totem when opening an online video in a new window?

Until 11.04 the Firefox Totem Plugin offered to open the video in VLC, now it offers to open it in Totem. How can I change it back to vlc? Note: I do not want to install the VLC plugin nor do I wish ...
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problem with QuickTime dmuxer in Totem player (.mp4 and .mov files)

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and install ubuntu-restricted-extras but Totem player still unable to play .mp4 and .mov files it also search for suitable plugins and no packages found. VLC media player can ...
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How to watch TV with Me TV?

Please help: Me TV doesn't start (why??) and installing totem-plugins-dvb-daemon doesn't show up in Totem itself - so I can't watch TV with Totem. I installed gnome-dvb-client as well as ...
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Opening program from nautilus through custom script

Would like to open all avi and mpeg files from folders in nautilus into a script that opens the file and moves the window using wmctrl. Basically, I need to open all media files with a script that ...
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How to change font size of subtitles in totem movie player

font size of subtitles in totem movie player is too large for me. how to decrease the font-size, and can I configure the font type?
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How to search the contents in a directory from terminal while you're in the middle of writing a command?

I'm trying to become comfortable with the terminal by using it as much as I can. The aspect of my computer usage where I lose most time using command line instead of the gui is when I try to find a ...
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Totem becomes unresponsive when I try to turn off subtitles [closed]

The video continues to run with no problems but the interface becomes totally unresponsive, clicking or pressing keys does nothing, and when you try to close it several times a dialog pops up saying ...
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Totem (movie player) quits on suspend

When I have a active window of movie player and suspend, then movie player quits. Here is the setup: the window is seen on my screen. it doesn't matter if the video is or isn't playing. it's not a ...
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How to watch videos that have 1080p, using x264 video codec and AC3 for audio?

Î'm trying to play some videos which were encoded using the x264 video codec with 1080p but using vlc it plays like a slideshow. Do you think that the cause of this problem is because of my low-spec ...
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Why do my (youtube) videos play for two seconds, then stop?

Lately (a week or so) I have this incredibly annoying bug: Every once in a while I get to the point were youtube and other .flv-videos play for two seconds and then stop. If I press start and stop or ...
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How do I make VLC handle videos in Firefox instead of Totem?

Some websites that use Windows Media does not work when using Totem as a player, but people have told me that replacing Totem with VLC in Firefox can sometimes make things work. So the question ...
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Display non-critical notifications when totem is playing video

When I'm watching videos in Totem, only critical notifications are displayed. To me, it is more important to get these notifications when I'm watching a video in full screen, because then there is ...
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Movie Player has require plugins, claims DVD encrypted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I've been trying to gain the ability to view DVDs on Ubuntu 11.04. I'm using Movie Player. I have installed the ...
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The colors on videos I watch are messed up - quite badly

This one really has me stumped. Whenever I watch a video in Totem or VLC, the colors are completely messed up. Here is the preview of a video in Nautilus and what it looks like in Totem: Some other ...
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How to read the subtitles in Totem immediately?

I have successfully managed to load subtitles in Totem. I checked the "Automatically load subtitle files when movie is loaded" option. The subtitles are run. The problem: When I start the movie ...
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Can Totem play from last position only for videos?

I have Totem player configured in its options to resume playback from the last position. But it does this for both video and audio files. But, I want it only for the video files so I can resume from ...
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Not all .mid MIDI files working

I have several MIDI files on my computer. They ALL play fine on 10.10 or earlier, but in 11.04 Natty maybe only about 50% of them play. Totem will recognize all the files in Natty and even show track ...
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Show visualization instead of album art in Totem?

How can I set Totem to show the visualization instead of the album art when I am playing a sound track?
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How to configure Movie Player (totem) to append to playlist instead of replacing it

For instance, a right-click on media files in Nautilus could offer a "Add to media player playlist" entry.
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Banshee and Totem are crashing… How to fix it?

Both banshee and Totem are crashing as soon as I launch them. Before this I was watching a DVD using totem, the DVD had a lot of scratches, and hence totem crashed. After that whenever I try to launch ...
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Totem: Use --no-existing-session as default

Is there any way to always automatically use the parameter --no-existing-session for Totem? I want to use that parameter whenever I double click on anything that will open Totem. Thanks!
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How do I delete totem's history?

How do I delete totem's history displayed in it's main menu in Natty? For example if I don't want anyone to know I'm watching... ehem Simpsons a lot? I've tried How can I keep recent files from ...
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How to reset visualization in Movie Player to default when it always crashes on launch?

I changed the visualization option in a working Movie Player from GOOM to one of the options using libvisual. Now the program automatically freezes whenever it is opened, the preferences menu cannot ...
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Totem issue with youtube: gstreamer

When trying to play youtube videos in Totem, I get this error: GStreamer encountered a general supporting library error. When starting from the commandline, the actual error is is this: ...
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Will Totem be substituted by Banshee?

since Banshee now can play videos with subtitles, probably in few months it will gain full dvd menu support, and is in strong development, will it be the time to remove Totem form the default ...
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Does Totem apply Replaygain?

I'm trying to use replaygain to change the volume of some MP3 files, but although I seem to have changed the file successfully (I used easymp3gain-gtk and mp3gain, and I checked the file with mp3gain ...
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How can I play mp4 and avi files in a Movie Player?

I have installed Ubuntu on my emachines. It works well, so far, although I am unable to play movie files which I have saved from my old Windows installation. I am using the default movie player that ...
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Is it possible to play videos on a AMD HD 6850? [closed]

I'm running Catalyst version 11.1 with my AMD HD 6850 GPU. I've set up very basic and minimal X.Org config through gedit, because my card isn't fully supported by fglrx to auto-configure. As I ...
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How to have similar sound quality in Banshee and Rhythmbox (or Totem)?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on an Acer Aspire 6390G. With its 5.1 embedded sound system, this laptop is good at playing music using in-built speakers. The soundcard is an HDA-Intel ALC888. When I use ...
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Any way to remove Totem but still have video thumbnails in Nautilus?

I prefer to use VLC because it never gives me problems while Totem does. I'd like to uninstall Totem, so all file associations point to VLC. However I still want to have video thumbnails in Nautilus.
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.mov file not video playing

I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but when I play a movie such as this http://media.railscasts.com/videos/250_authentication_from_scratch.mov it plays the sound but the video is just a black ...
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Where can I get the latest version of Totem?

I would like to install the latest version of Totem. I want to use a PPA or a .deb and I couldn't find anything on the web.
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Youtube plugin in Totem first loads and then plays the video?

In Totem the youtube plugin first loads all the video, taking a lot of time for a video of 5 minutes. Only when all the video is loaded it starts playing it. Is this normal?
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Can't see the subtitles in totem

I have successfully managed to load subtitles in totem and it says that the subtitles are run but,the problem is that I can't see them. Does anybody know a fix for it?
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Broken RMVB file not allows to use progress bar in “Movie Player”

I am able to open broken RMVB file in "Movie Player", but I'm not able to use progress bar (eg. to skip intro of movie or jump to specific scene etc). I would like to avoid installing mplayer. Is ...
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Youtube streaming is not working on totem

This is the error i got while clicking on the videos on the right pane. "Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file." I had a inspection on totem plugs and found that ...