totem won't play dvds, here's how i solved it
i tried to play my dvd, but it didn't work on totem gstreamer. went to rpm.pbone.net (i give it a 9), freshrpms.net(7), and most notably, rpmfind.net (9), and got all the plugins for dvds which i lacked -- fc4 doesn't come with libdvdcss, libdvdread... etc. anything that had 'libdvd' in it, i installed, along with all the 'gstreamer' plugins. i used gst-register-0.8 and that helped; now totem actually recognized the dvd, but all it showed up was a black screen. i looked on alot of threads for help, and found that gstreamer was crud and to look to xine. i removed totem, because of problems with it, tried a clean reinstall, but it asked for libraries i had already installed -- glibc. to be short, because of dependency problems, i got kaffeine for fc3, even though i have fedora 4, after i installed the xine libraries. it works great.
who else has solved this problem? how did you do it? i fear kaffeine is no longer looked at, though it works fine now. any luck with totem?