Gnome-cd and Totem

James Livingston jrl at
Sat Sep 10 23:42:43 CDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 09:57 +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Lukas Sabota">
> > Is it neccessary to have gnome cd and totem installed by default?  Totem
> > now is the default cd player, and works much better than gnome-cd.  I
> > think it'd be safe to move gnome-cd out of ubuntu-desktop.  What are your
> > thoughts?
> Hopefully by Breezy release, we'll be using sound-juicer for CD playing and
> ripping, and keep totem for its intended purpose of video playing (it can't
> even get track info from musicbrainz/freeddb or anything). gnome-cd will go
> the way of the do-do. :-)

Totem can actually do musicbrainz lookup, but the way it does it is
different from SoundJucer, and doesn't work anywhere near as well - it
only works for ~30% of my CDs, whereas SJ works perfectly. Hopefully
sometime in the future SJ and Totem (and Rhythmbox, and anything else)
will all use the same code.


James "Doc" Livingston 
Brown's Theorem (Physics III student, USyd):
"The only thing that behaves like a billiard ball, is a billiard ball"
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