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Old 01-08-2007, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question Totem movie player


I've installed Totem movie player but it cannot play most of the file types like .mpg,.mpeg or even play vcd. How to load the plugins of other file types ? Thanks

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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You should install some additional video codecs for example w32codecs package from mplayer project which contains most of them
 
Old 01-08-2007, 08:10 PM   #3
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You should install some additional video codecs for example w32codecs package from mplayer project which contains most of them
Any idea where to get those codes ? is it available in FC disk ?

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Old 01-09-2007, 05:48 AM   #4
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I am not sure whether they are on the Fedora disks. I'm sure there are Suse RPMs on rpm.pbone.net
There are also binary codecs packages on the mplayer website :
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
 
Old 01-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #5
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I am not sure whether they are on the Fedora disks. I'm sure there are Suse RPMs on rpm.pbone.net
There are also binary codecs packages on the mplayer website :
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
Does the codecs support windows media player file types like .wmv ?

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Old 01-10-2007, 10:02 AM   #6
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Yes the plugins support almost all formats of multimedia.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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Yes the plugins support almost all formats of multimedia.
I download the codecs and then follow the instructions to copy all the files to the /usr/lib/win32 folder but it still won't play .wmv ?

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Old 01-11-2007, 10:18 AM   #8
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The problem is, Totem is a front-end which won't play anything without a backend. It's compiled against a chosen backend, and therefore there usually exists different versions like totem-xine (Totem on a Xine backend) or totem-gstreamer (Totem on a GStreamer backend). It is for the backend you install the codecs/plugins for, and if I'm right, your Totem is using either Xine or GStreamer and they won't do anything with Mplayer's w32codecs.

First find out if you have installed totem-xine or totem-gstreamer (those are the names under Ubuntu; not sure if Fedora calls them the same, but you should see the engine from some error message, about box or something). After this get the plugins or codecs for that backend; for GStreamer the packages are called gstreamer-plugins-name where name is a word, like ugly example: gstreamer-plugins-ugly. There are a few different plugin packages, so you might want to get them all. The Ugly set should play pretty many formats. For Xine there is a package that is called, under Ubuntu (not sure about Fedora, again) libxine-extracodecs that is needed. You'll find it probably by taking a search on the web or rpm.pbone.net. In addition, for DVD playback you may have to install libdvdcss2 because without it many commercial DVD discs won't play; this is for the same reason why mp3 etc. plugins don't ship with many distributions (copyright laws etc.)

I hope this was a bit helpful at least. There is more information on the web so search if you are unsure about something. I suggest you use Xine as backend since last time I checked it was easier to get all codecs for Xine, and if you use other front-ends for it (like Amarok), it could be easier (Amarok didn't support GStreamer in it's latest version last time I checked, so..)

Shortly: check which backend it uses, get appropriate extra codecs/plugins, maybe libdvdcss2 and try again. Another option is to use MPlayer instead, but I would prefer Totem.

EDIT: even if you install all the codecs, not all wmv or wma files necessarily play. Not sure why, but it seems some version 9 windows media files tend not to work with the decoders; some do, though. So try with multiple files if some won't play.

Last edited by b0uncer; 01-11-2007 at 10:19 AM.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 03:23 AM   #9
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The problem is, Totem is a front-end which won't play anything without a backend. It's compiled against a chosen backend, and therefore there usually exists different versions like totem-xine (Totem on a Xine backend) or totem-gstreamer (Totem on a GStreamer backend). It is for the backend you install the codecs/plugins for, and if I'm right, your Totem is using either Xine or GStreamer and they won't do anything with Mplayer's w32codecs.

First find out if you have installed totem-xine or totem-gstreamer (those are the names under Ubuntu; not sure if Fedora calls them the same, but you should see the engine from some error message, about box or something). After this get the plugins or codecs for that backend; for GStreamer the packages are called gstreamer-plugins-name where name is a word, like ugly example: gstreamer-plugins-ugly. There are a few different plugin packages, so you might want to get them all. The Ugly set should play pretty many formats. For Xine there is a package that is called, under Ubuntu (not sure about Fedora, again) libxine-extracodecs that is needed. You'll find it probably by taking a search on the web or rpm.pbone.net. In addition, for DVD playback you may have to install libdvdcss2 because without it many commercial DVD discs won't play; this is for the same reason why mp3 etc. plugins don't ship with many distributions (copyright laws etc.)

I hope this was a bit helpful at least. There is more information on the web so search if you are unsure about something. I suggest you use Xine as backend since last time I checked it was easier to get all codecs for Xine, and if you use other front-ends for it (like Amarok), it could be easier (Amarok didn't support GStreamer in it's latest version last time I checked, so..)

Shortly: check which backend it uses, get appropriate extra codecs/plugins, maybe libdvdcss2 and try again. Another option is to use MPlayer instead, but I would prefer Totem.

EDIT: even if you install all the codecs, not all wmv or wma files necessarily play. Not sure why, but it seems some version 9 windows media files tend not to work with the decoders; some do, though. So try with multiple files if some won't play.
I use mplayer as frontend but not sure which backend i use. I think i did installed totem-xine. I've also download the mplayer codecs from mplayer website. Are those codecs for totem-xine ?

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:17 AM   #10
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totem player mp3 decoder plugin for fedora

i am newbie to linux.i want to make totem player to play mp3 files.i am using fedoracore7.it is telling that i have not installed mp3 decoder plugin...can you please give me the path where i can get this and also please tell me the procedure to install it
 
Old 01-15-2008, 08:27 AM   #11
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I've installed Totem movie player but it cannot play most of the file types like .mpg,.mpeg or even play vcd. How to load the plugins of other file types ? Thanks

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How to install decoder plugins for totem movie player for linux?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 08:44 AM   #12
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How to install decoder plugins for totem movie player for linux?
How to instal decoder?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 08:46 AM   #13
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I've installed Totem movie player but it cannot play most of the file types like .mpg,.mpeg or even play vcd. How to load the plugins of other file types ? Thanks

Rgds
Daniel
How to load the plugns of other file types?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 09:07 AM   #14
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How to load the plugns of other file types?
This might help. Google is your friend

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...em-codecs.html
 
Old 01-27-2008, 05:36 AM   #15
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I've installed Totem movie player but it cannot play most of the file types like .mpg,.mpeg or even play vcd. How to load the plugins of other file types ? Thanks

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How to download the plugins for totem movie player of linux
 
  


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