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

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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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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.
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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 ...
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13.04 stopped playing streams in Rhythbox and totem

The stream does not play in Rhythmbox nor totem. It played fine before the upgrade; it looks like a regression from an earlier report about the same. The streams play in mplayer and play fine when ...
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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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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 ? ...
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Totem not playing certain videos in 12.04

The videos that work properly in 10.04 are not working in 12.04. haris@psycho:~/music$ file Captain\ Tsubasa\ 2\ NES\ -\ 21\ -\ Coimbra_s\ Theme.mp4 Captain Tsubasa 2 NES - 21 - Coimbra_s ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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: ...