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I recent re-installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I don't like the version of the default video player. I would like to install the older version because 1) it allowed me to start the videos where I left off, instead of starting over at the beginning, and 2) it was easier to create and view playlists.

Thank you in advanced

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You can check what versions are available to you with sudo apt-cache madison ^packagename

Replace "packagename" with the package you're trying to downgrade.

Then, sudo apt-get remove packagename

Then install the package with the version you want:

sudo apt-get install packagename=1.2\*

Replace the version number with the one you want. Using the \* is a wildcard for subversions. Or you can copy the entire version from the list that the first command gave you.

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  • It looks like the only package that was available is the current one. Is there a way to obtain an older version of totem? – mwnielsen Jul 4 '16 at 22:33

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