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? Edit: not to mention VLC is vastly known as perhaps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Piping multiple audio files to totem media player

My gf likes the Beatles so I placed a couple of tracks on my harddisk ... Beatles - Here Comes The Sun.mp3 Beatles - If I Fell.mp3 Beatles - Tell me why.mp3 Beatles - Things we said today.mp3 ... ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Totem “playing” icon

Since upgrading to 13.04, Totem (videos) now shows a big white "Play" icon when going from paused video to playing. How do I disable this "facility"?
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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.
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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 ...
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Totem: How to change playlist contents' name?

I added several online radio feeds to Totem playlist, but what is displayed on the sidebar are the names of the songs that were playing when it was added to the playlist instead of the radio's name. ...
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Is there a way to have only controllers in Totem?

What I want is to have only controllers without video window. Is it possible?
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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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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 ...