vidd vidd at
Mon Feb 4 14:37:53 UTC 2008

So does this mean that future installs are going to require hunting down the 
multitudes of gstreamer apps for remaoval to install xine so that totem will 
actually work? (I have never had any success in getting totem to work with 
gstreamer back-end, while xine back-end works flawlessly)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jani Monoses" <jani at>
To: <xubuntu-devel at>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 6:17 AM
Subject: totem

> On the recent restoration in the seeds of totem instead of xfmedia
> (thanks Lionel) , I agree with it especially since it uses the gstreamer
> backend. This has the advantage of automated install of codecs for new
> users who wouldn't know why the media is not playing and do not read or
> search for documentation.
> xine has it's advantages too, better  DVD support in particular. But
> just to clarify, the reason for choosing gstreamer over xine is not that
> libxine-ffmpeg cannot be shipped on the CD, because neither can the
> gstreamer restricted codecs that handle mp3, divx, etc.
> Jani
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