Life without Windows

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Wed Jun 28 00:56:47 BST 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 16:39 -0700, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> On 6/27/06, Lee Revell <rlrevell at> wrote:
> >
> > "To play music and videos, Ubuntu comes with a number of multimedia
> > players. For MP3 files, I like XMMS, which looks like WinAmp. Downloaded
> > AVI files won't play properly on the default Movie Player, but
> > installing VLC Media Player (using Synaptic) will take care of that."
> >
> > This is a VERY common (universal?) complaint.  Does the default movie
> > player work for anyone?
> I use totem nearly all the time since Dapper (In Breezy, I was using a
> mix of gxine and vlc);  I simply had to install the half-dozen
> different gstreamer plugins packages found
> in universe/multiverse (the good-bad-ugly packages...) to make it
> usable. But once it's done, I have to say that I don't see that many
> media files that totem cannot deal with it (for my own personal
> usage).

I just compared them again - with a hot cache gmplayer takes 3 seconds
to start, totem takes about 7.  Still too slow for me.


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