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Questions tagged [totem]

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

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[SOLVED} Videos (Totem) in Ubuntu 18.04 always launches maxmimized. How to prevent that?

Newly installed 18.04. I was able to change system settings so most all applications launch not maxmimized, but Videos (Totem) always is maxmimized. How to prevent Totam from automatically ...
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In Ubuntu 18.04 Totem video player cannot add a web video

This feature worked fine in Ubuntu 16.04. In Ubuntu 16.04, when you add a web video, it plays the video. In Ubuntu 18.04, when you try to add a video it does 1 of 3 things: Crashes - maybe due to ...
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Totem / Videos often asks whether to install the right codec, but always fails to find it!

As title says. I love this feature, but totem doesn't ever find the required packages / codecs to play the correct file in software. I have found this a number of times since installing Ubuntu 18.10 ...
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Choppy video under Ubuntu but not Windows

This video is not playing smoothly with totem or VLC under Ubuntu: http://thomas-guettler.de/tmp/20181011_113036-0.MP4 It works with Windows. What I mean with "is not playing smoothly" is: I see ...
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“Places” opens “Videos” in Ubuntu 18.04

This is very odd. Running Ubuntu 18.04 using "classic gnome", I click on Places in the Top Menu Bar, I then click on Home and instead of Nautilus I get Videos (totem) which starts playing the first ...
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Video (Totem) wont play DVD's while others (VLC) can

So a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 that's been updated and had the appropriate packages and repositories installed as outlined HERE I've also installed VLC and Handbrake handbrake via an up to date ...
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totem v.3.26.0 fails to create gallery

Attempts to create a gallery fail silently. I noticed that attempts to take a screenshot result in an error saying this should not happen, please file a bug report but I'm not certain the 2 issues ...
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How to remove (or add) channels in Totem?

In the Videos application (Totem), I see four channels: Rai.tv Euronews Videos Apple Movie Trailers How can I remove these channels and add new ones?
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Ubuntu 'Videos' Application has 'Unknown' in Taskbar when Playing .mp4 [duplicate]

Whenever I open a .mp4 file using the default videos application on Ubuntu 18.04, this obnoxious 'Unknown' icon in the taskbar pops up that I can't get rid of. The description of the window when ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 performance issue playing high quality videos

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04 in my Lenovo Thinkpad T510 with Intel i915 graphic card. Playing videos 1080p with both VLC and Totem has severe performance issues. I have tried the fixes ...
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mp4 and mkv file stops for a while then resume

After upgrading from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 mp4 and mkv files on local disk stops playing for a while, then resume and the stops again. I am using gnome classic + totem. Any idea what is wrong or how ...
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terminal, totem, nautilus etc. not working on Ubuntu 18.04

In my Ubuntu 18.04 following problems are occurring Terminal not opening from context menu Totem (default video player) not opening from "open with" context menu Folders are not opening when double ...
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Videos are played haultingly by Totem

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a computer with an AMD processor and Radeon R7 graphics. Totem plays videos (especially mp4's) in a very haulting manner as if it hits snags. The audio is fine, but the ...
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Video player in 18.04 shows a psychedelic mixture instead of a clear video

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 along with the restricted extras. I've also installed virtually all the GStream packages in an attempt to fix this problem. Whenever I try to play an mp4 I get a mixture ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Totem crash at startup

Totem video player is crashing with some errors please help ** (totem:3611): WARNING **: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: An AppArmor policy prevents this sender from sending this message to ...
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Show final frame when video is finished

In totem (a.k.a Videos) when the movie finishes, the first frame is shown. Is there a plugin to make the last frame show when the movie finishes? It'd be useful because I use it for training/...
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totem crashes — mplayer works fine

Looking to play a video with totem but the screen is non-responsive and shows a force quit button: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mplayer Downloads/media.mp4 MPlayer 1.3.0 (Debian), built with gcc-7 (...
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Video not playing, only freeze-frame, jump possible, gstreamer issue?

Since nearly one week I'm not able to play videos properly (Ubuntu 16.04). The first frame is shown, but only this as a freeze frame. Jumping to a different position is possible, but same result, no ...
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Make VLC default video player in 17.10

There is apparently a known bug with the Totem player under Wayland Totem player not working in Wayland and so I would like to make VLC the default video player until the bug is fixed. Previously one ...
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Totem player not working in Wayland [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 17.10 on Wayland. If I right click on an mp4 video and select "play video" (mit Videos öffnen) I get sound but a black screen. If I open the video with VLC everything plays just fine....
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VLC plays videos with black screen while audio is OK after resuming from suspend

Ubuntu 16.04.3 Xenial VLC 2.2.7 Intel® Sandybridge Mobile graphics card What after resuming from suspend I play a video in VLC it runs with a black screen with good audio output. Meanwhile, ...
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How to set subtitles to 'none' as a default for totem?

Ubuntu 17.10 Opening videos has always the English subtitles (embedded) on by default, I have to turn them off every time I open I new file. How to turn it to none as a default? There is a checkbox ...
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Video plays fine on VLC but black screen on Totem

I have created a video (with no audio track) by C++ code which plays fine on VLC but shows black screen (with the same duration) on Totem. What is wrong with the file? totem video0.mp4 --gst-debug-...
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Videos application doesn't actually show video, just audio

Ubuntu 17.10, clean install, default video player (totem?) Having a problem with the Videos application. When I try to play a video, I get audio, but no video (just a black window). The video appears ...
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TV screen not detected anymore

I have had a dual monitor (one tv, one monitor) setup for a few month on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. And I've had this setup before for a few years on xubuntu 14 and older. Whenever I've watched some MP4 ...
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How do I change the Totem Videos program that I did not install?

Totam Videos was installed prior to my receiving the new computer. I need a plugin to make it work, but it doesn't tell me which one. I cannot delete or reinstall Videos as an option. Can you help ...
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No mp3 thumbnail (album art cover) when using ffmpegthumbnailer, in Ubuntu Gnome 17.04

I use Nemo as my default file browser and I want to use ffmpegthumbnailer to generate thumbnails. So I installed ffmpegthumbnailer and edited the totem.thumbnailer file in /usr/share/thumbnailers and ...
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Which firewall ports have to be open for a DLNA client running on Ubuntu?

Which firewall ports have to be open for a DLNA client running on Ubuntu? I have found incoming restrictive rules to be a show stopper for the DLNA discovery service on a client machine running ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Can't play commercial dvd

This is not a duplicate of Why does DVD playback still not work after installing libdvdcss2? as the answers there are not valid for 16.04 I've reveiwed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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Totem won't play DVDs (16.10)

This is a new install of 16.10, a couple of weeks old. I can play DVDs using VLC, but not in Totem. When I start playback, I get the following error: ** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|1.0|totem|...
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How to change jump time in totem media player?

How to change jump time in totem media player? It's by default 60 sec jump forward and 15 sec jump back.
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totem not running under crontab

I'm trying to make an alarm clock using totem in crontab in Ubuntu 14.04. Reason for totem is because it seemed the easiest. I did test out the command totem --replace /home/edward/mornings.pls and ...
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Totem player playback speed

I'm trying to find out whether the default video player in Ubuntu 16.04 (Totem) can increase or decrease playback speed. Most of what I found on the web were old threads from 2009-2011. There are ...
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DBUS Error on Kiosk-like Machine

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.3 mini-PC (w/latest v4 kernel) that's used as a digital signage controller. I have two versions of this: an early one (that's causing trouble) and the latest one (which works ...
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“GNOME Videos” (Totem) does not play web videos

When I copy a url from Youtube for example, and go to GNOME-Videos's menu and click on Movie>Add web video. It does not work. Just only once "GNOME Videos" showed me a error message saying that I ...
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High CPU usage in Ubuntu 16.04.1

Since I installed this version, I have a slow computer. When I use Firefox, sometimes CPU usage exceeds 100%, but when I use Totem or VLC with 1080p videos, CPU usage exceeds 300%. My computer is a ...
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How to install DVB-T2 protocol source on Ubuntu

How to install DVB-T2 protocol source for totem or for Parole media player on Ubuntu ??
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How to play 3gp videos with sound?

I have Ubuntu 14.04, videoplayer Totem, and when I play video in 3gp using this videoplayer or any other, I can't hear a sound! How to solve this problem??
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Editing and saving PLS Playlist files

I've been happily making and saving playlists (in PLS format) with Totem / Gnome Video for the last few years. But upgrading to 16.04 I find that the new totem, while it opens playlists, doesn't seem ...
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Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of most video formats. What libraries do I need to enable them in Chrome and Totem?

According to Wikipedia, Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of H.265/HEVC, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG and VP9. What packages do I need to install to enable ...
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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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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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Error while autoinstalling gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad

I am trying to install two packages on my Totem Media Player in order to play .asx files: gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad and gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad (i386). The application has its own installer, but when ...
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Can this plugin gstreamer1.0-libav be used in india?

While playing a video on default player in Ubuntu, I got a error message saying that it needs to install an extra plugin gstreamer1.0-libav. There is a warning besides it saying that the plugin is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: No sidebar/playlist in Totem [duplicate]

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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Stuck with playlist on totem 3.10.1

I have 2 systems, both running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and totem 3.10.1. On one of the systems the sidebar (when active) always shows the play-list which I could do without. The other shows some media ...
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Totem displayed huge icons?

why totem shows huge icons in ubuntu 14.10 as the screenshot ?
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Streaming video content from handheld devices (android, ios) to Ubuntu

I'd like to receive media content from various devices to an Ubuntu desktop. I've seen some Totem plugin were available in the past for using it as a DLNA receiver, but I cannot find them anymore. The ...
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VLC and Totem crashes immediately while playing H265/HEVC

I was trying to play a video of H265 mkv format on ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to play the video on totem,the video goes on for a few seconds and then totem crashes. In VLC,the window crashes ...
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Totem & VLC not working [closed]

Totem (or "Videos") & VLC media player is not working, they both refuse to play any videos of any format i tried. By "Refuse" i mean crashing, not responding, or even just plain old skipping the ...