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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
4answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Gstreamer Doesn't Work

I cannot play any kind of media MP3, MP4... The Totem Movie Player tells me that I need a couple of codecs than ask if want Search for them, I accept then it ask if I would like to install: ...
1
vote
2answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

WMV files do not play in Totem

Trying to play any .wmv file in Totem gives the following error: (totem:2491): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_structure_new_empty: assertion 'gst_structure_validate_name (name)' failed Segmentation ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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: ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Ubuntu 14.04 totem video player show big play/pause icon on screen

After I updated my desktop to 14.04 totem or unity default video player show it's play/pause icon very big on the screen, and there is nothing in preferences that i can change it. any suggestions ? ...
1
vote
2answers
530 views

After 14.04 update video/totem won't play midi

Prior to the upgrade, I could be on wikipedia and play the 'play' links fine where totem would open a window and have screen graphics go on. Now, after researching, installing VLC and it's extensions, ...
2
votes
1answer
768 views

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 ?
0
votes
2answers
38 views

Videos not resume from last position

My default Ubuntu player "Videos" (Totem) doesn't resume from last position. The settings in preferences called "Start playing files from last position" is already checked yet it always starts all the ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Manually setting skip distance for Totem

Is there a way to manually set the skip distance in Totem when using the left/right arrow keys besides the default -15s/+60s (-5s/+15s when used with Shift) like one could on VLC (Not to mention ...
15
votes
9answers
32k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
132 views

Fullscreen and Repeat Video with Totem Player

I want to open a video from command line and I want the video to be opened as fullscreen and be repeated forever. I searched for fullscreen, and found the --fullscreen switch in Totem. However, ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

How to install gnome videos(new gnome video playing app, formerly totem)

How do I install this (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/03/top-12-features-gnome-3-12) new gnome videos app?
1
vote
1answer
6k views

How to play back multiple videos, stopping after each one?

I want to watch a number of trailers and make notes inbetween each one. So, instead having them play one after the other without stopping, I want each one to automatically stop once it's done, and ...
0
votes
2answers
127 views

Audio playback: part of song is skipped

I am experiencing some problems with music playback after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10. Basically some of the songs stop playing after some time as if the song has ended. It's always the same songs and ...
0
votes
2answers
238 views

Totem 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Can I upgrade Totem to version 3.6.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 without the webupd8 ppa. I tried the process from here, but I have some problems with getting the dependencies. The Reason why I want Totem 3.6.3 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Playing MIDI files in Totem on 13.10

In previous versions of Ubuntu, playing MIDI files "just worked"; Totem would open and play them. However, ever since I upgraded to Saucy it can no longer do this; instead it generates an error about ...
2
votes
2answers
13k views

Unable to play MP3 or MP4 files in Rhythmbox or Movie Player

I am unable to play any MP3 or MP4 files. When I try to open any MP3 or MP4 file, both show an error, a Python 2.7 plug-in is required.
1
vote
3answers
439 views

How to fix Totem's “Invalid Commandline” error?

Whenever I attempt to play a video (or an audio file) with Totem I get the following error: totem invalid commandline The parameters passed to the application had an invalid format. Please file a ...
3
votes
1answer
472 views

Totem not playing VCD

I am trying to play a VCD, but Totem gives me an error : Videos requires to install plugins to support the following multimedia feature: VCD protocol source So i did sudo apt-get install ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can't play QuickTime RLE in Ubuntu 14.04

I frequently create videos from png sequences using avconv by running: avconv -r 24 -i images%6d.png -vcodec qtrle video.mov Since I've upgraded to 14.04 I cannot play back them any more. Not with ...
0
votes
2answers
377 views

Package dependencies cannot be resolved when installing totem [duplicate]

Package dependencies cannot be resolved when installing totem and I get this in details: totem: Depends: python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) but it is a virtual package Depends: ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

How to delete history of Totem and Gedit in gnome shell?

How can I delete history of Totem and Gedit in gnome shell? I can not find a menu option to do this, unlike in gnome 2.
1
vote
1answer
368 views

How to play h264 encoded videos with Totem?

I can play some mkv videos but some others can't play. Why? I don't want to install ubuntu-restricted-extras cause it brings Adobe Flash that has not been supported again and it is the old version. ...
0
votes
1answer
991 views

problem playing video in totem 14.04

I'm having trouble playing videos in ubuntu. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 Totem crashes if I move the slider. I am playing a mkv file. It starts playing alright, but if I move the slider totem ...
33
votes
4answers
6k views

Why isn't VLC the default video player?

Why does Ubuntu come with Totem set as default? Is there a reason or am I just wrongly assuming everybody thinks Totem is actually inferior to VLC? Not to mention VLC is vastly known as perhaps the ...
0
votes
1answer
564 views

Cannot seek mkv files in Totem Ubuntu 14.04

When i try to seek an mkv file in totem, it automatically closes without any error dialog. I have the three gstreamer plugins installed (good, bad and ugly) EDIT: The following error message is ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
0
votes
0answers
208 views

.DAV file plays in with Totem, but WiNFF cannot identify it

I have a .dav file from a CCTV system. It doesn't play in most video players, but it does play successfully in the default Videos/Totem application in Ubuntu 13.10. I need it to play in other video ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

How to install Totem 3.2 in Ubuntu 12.04?

I would like to know how to install Totem 3.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 because I had issues with the 3.4.3 version and 3.0.1 is too old and doesn't support some stuff that 3.2 supports. So can anyone provide ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

How can I adjust subtitles in Totem?

How do I adjust subtitles in Totem player so that I can forward or delay it?
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Gnome MPlayer and [Play/Pause], [Next] buttons

On ubuntu 13.10 I'm using the [Fn]+[Play/Pause] key combination successfully with Totem, but because Totem makes my whole screen flicker when I use Javascript at the same time, I switched to Gnome ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Totem-plugin-viewer requires text/html decoder

I have a Synology NAS Server on my LAN and when I try to reproduce *.mkv files trough it (Video Station) on Google Chrome (Ubuntu 13.10) it appears a message. It tells that the totem-plugin-viewer ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Totem player not launching

The Totem player does not launch on Ubuntu 12.10. It used to play, but not anymore. I have tried to launch it from the menu or tried to play videos or audio files.
0
votes
1answer
244 views

Why is Firefox not respecting my plugin choices for AMR files?

I have been trying to get AMR files, which is the default format of Evernote, to play in Firefox. If I download an AMR file to my computer, it plays fine with Totem (which I think is now called ...
0
votes
1answer
156 views

Changing totem subtitle downloder folder

Totem subtitle downloader plugin is awesome. Is there any way in which i can change default folder ~/.cache/totem/subtitles to desired one? I want to subtitles to be saved. subtitle saved in ...
0
votes
0answers
330 views

I can't find the Youtube browser plugin in Totem 3.8.2 player

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 at the moment, I can only play youtube videos through drag and drop a youtube link or 'open file location' option there. When I press F9 or sidebar option, the playlist appears, ...
0
votes
0answers
807 views

How to make totem play rmvb in ubuntu Saucy 13.10?

How to make totem play rmvb in ubuntu Saucy 13.10? I was in ubuntu 12.04 a couple days ago. And it works well on rmvb files with totem and when I upgraded the system to 13.10, just found the totem ...
1
vote
0answers
4k views

How can I clear the recent files from the movie player menu in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete totem’s history? How do I delete the entire history (Recently Used Items) in the dash? In 12.04 Live-USB, I use Movie Player to watch movie or music ...
0
votes
1answer
244 views

How to play Hi10p Videos in Totem?

I would like to know, how I can play Hi10p videos(h264 videos with 10bit colordepth) in Totem. I know that it's possible to play those files in 13.04, but I'd rather stick to the LTS Version. ...
2
votes
1answer
265 views

Video lag in vlc and totem

I have an ATI video card in my Dell inspiron, I'm getting some offset of audio/video (out of sync) wondering if I can do upgrades to solve this
1
vote
1answer
310 views

How can I clear Totem's cache?

I watched an uploaded movie with Totem. Looks like it saved or cached the movie somewhere because it takes space now from the HDD. I never noticed similar before. Where does Totem save streamed ...
2
votes
0answers
242 views

Suddenly got weird colors in mkv movies

Suddenly I got weird colors in mkv movies in both VLC and Totem on Ubuntu 11.10. The sound is ok. Anybody know what is the problem and how to fix it.
1
vote
1answer
353 views

How to repair videos?

Videos' size became 0byte. I don't know what happened. But some of the videos work, those recently played became 0byte. On Totem says: Stream contains no data. And on other player they don't play ...
2
votes
1answer
614 views

Totem losing sound after a few seconds of playing

After starting Totem in Ubuntu 12.10 (playing an .MTS file), it starts out playing just fine, but after about 3 seconds the sound goes away. No clue at all what is happening. .MPG files play just ...
8
votes
1answer
140 views

What Does Totem's Thumbnailer Do with MP3s?

I copied a ton of MP3s onto a USB stick tonight and noticed: I couldn't umount because totem-video-thumbnailer was busy processing the MP3s and Each file was taking forever to process and No network ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

I don't have a CSS decoder, what software should I download?

I tried to open movie player with a movie but it gives me crap about a decoding library. Then I learned about the modern CSS scrambling and I couldn't find anything to help.
1
vote
1answer
675 views

How to prevent video lag while watching video (On VLC and Totem)?

Thanks if you're reading this. First of all, I got to say that I have Ubuntu 12.10 (I had 12.04 before, and it was playing videos great, but then I upgraded it). Ok, so, I'm watching some video and ...
6
votes
4answers
2k views

How can I launch multiple instances of Totem since 11.10?

Since Ubuntu 11.10, I can't use the --no-existing-session parameter that is used to launch multiple instances of Totem, because it has been removed from newest versions of Totem. Is there a new way ...