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

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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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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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Way to make video-thumbnails generate from VLC instead of Totem?

I'm suffering from problem that video-thumbnails do not appear in nautilus for some video files. I just found this bug typefinding: some mpeg files are not identified as mpeg files which seems to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Play youtube videos in Totem movie player

Whn I try to play youtube video in Totem I get this error: No supported stream was found. You might need to allow more transport protocols or may otherwise be missing the right GStreamer RTSP ...
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Have Movie Player always stay on-top of other windows

Is there a way to make the movie player to stay on-top while switching windows?
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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 ubuntu-restricted-...
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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 Theme.mp4:...
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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 gnome-dvb-...
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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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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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HUD keeps popping up when watching movie in movie player

When I watch a movie in Movie Player, the HUD pops up every 8 minutes or so. I am not touching the keyboard or the mouse at all. Alt makes the bar go away, and then 7-8 minutes later, it pops up ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How can I adjust subtitles in Totem?

How do I adjust subtitles in Totem player so that I can forward or delay it?
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How to change font color of subtitles in totem movie player

Is there a way to change the font color, not the size, of subtitles in totem movie player? I would like to change the color to some kind of yellow so there is more contrast between the movie and the ...
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Some thumbnail previews not displaying [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can’t generate video thumbnails in Nautilus [Ubuntu 12.04] I'm running 12.04 and have noticed that the only thing that displays a thumbnail preview are image files and not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ubuntu-...
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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
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How to install latest version of Totem Movie Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get the latest version of Totem? The one thing I've found in Ubuntu is how the default apps are not usually or easily updated. Apps like Rhythmbox and Totem ...
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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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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 fine....
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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 time!...
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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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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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Why did totem stop supporting DLNA?

Argh, I’ve been watching all my videos over my network for years, now what do I do? Seems like a backwards move, as even my new TV can now play video off my dlna server.
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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How to change Totem buffer size?

I've seen some suggestions by using gconf-editor but it doesn't seem to work anymore. The option may have been removed (see). Is there another way to increase Totem buffer size so when I see a ...