Considering Totem instead Gxine

Jani Monoses jani at
Fri Sep 14 14:42:45 UTC 2007

Vincent wrote:
> On 14/09/2007, *Jani Monoses* <jani at <mailto:jani at>> 
> wrote:
>      > Anyway, I think if Gstreamer is already pulled in and also has the
>      > codecs installation dialog, it is the preferred choice. But then
>     again,
>      > I never play DVD's, so I'm a bit biased and I don't know exactly
>     what's
>      > wrong with playing DVD's with Gstreamer.
>     I think playing works but subtitles and menus do not.
> That sounds like quite a big problem, but again: someone who plays DVD's 
> often should elaborate on that.

I use totem-xine for precisely that reason.

>      >
>      > The biggest objection I have against Totem is that it is labelled
>     "Totem
>      > Movie Player" while it is actually also the default for music
>     files, so
>      > it's actually a "Media Player", but well...
>      >
>     Ubuntu has rhythmbox for music, I suppose that's the reason 
> Yeah, but I recall when I tried Ubuntu Feisty when you double-clicked an 
> MP3-file, Totem would open...

quite possible, I remember similar things but assumed my system was 
messed up.

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