I am getting
Totem could not play 'file:///tmp/nanosail.wmv'.
You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins.
when I try to run a movie from here science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/nanosaild/nanosail.wmv
I have Totem version 2.17.0 on openSuse 10.2 (Linux 184.108.40.206-0.1-default i686), so far prefer the KDE (3.5.8 "release 22.3") environment. The error occurs when I attempt to view a "wmv" file from the internet using Firefox 2.x, it plays "avi" and YouTube no problem. I searched around a little for a solution but have yet to find out how or where to put a "decoder" for Totem - or - even if I should use Totem.
I have not spent much time figuring this one out so far when I found your forum here and "figured" I would become a member and make a post.
What really irritates me about some of these forums is that those claiming to provide help tell the poster how stupid they are and then fail to provide a link to a solution. I will freely admit to being dumb as a rock sometimes, prove me stupid and I will do the "duh dummy for today" thing. Again before flaming me I have not spent much time researching Totem so far....