Movie Player

Roy Smith rasmith1959 at
Mon Apr 13 07:20:49 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>     The title is the new name for Totem. It is terrible software I and 
> thousands others have replaced with the VLC software. In all versions of 
> Ubuntu up to Jaunty I have been able to remove Totem from my computer. 
> On Jaunty it appears it is not possible to kill this poor excuse of a  
> Movie  Player.
>     As it is now I must specify use of VLC on every thing I use. Not 
> doing that causes Movie Player to come up and want to find new drivers 
> so it can show me what VLC does out of the BOX!
>     Is there somewhere I can tell Ubuntu to use VLC instead of 
> Totem/Movie Player?

You might want to take a look at this from the Ubuntu forums:

This goes through the steps to set up Ubuntu for all kinds of multimedia 
stuff, from playing DVD's to MP3's.  There's even a section in there 
that will tell you how to make VLC the default movie player...


Roy Smith
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Registered Linux User #488144

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