Totem uses Mplayer for a backend, Xine, gstreamer or it will run by itself.
It's been a while since I did this but
In your home directory there is a hidden dir /home/you/.gnome2/totem
Somewhere like that is where totem keeps its config files. Find that hidden folder and link or put the codecs there and totem will play anything.
Set your file directory to show hidden files and look for it. I did it on a Mandrake machine and Totem played .wmv, .rm etc fine. It was in ~/.gnome2 on the Mandy machine.
Last edited by teckk; 09-17-2005 at 03:00 PM.