The problems I have with MPlayer is that I just can't seem to get it to play a DVD. I can browse for the video files on the DVD and play them individually, but it won't just play and bring up the menus from which I can select.
Totem-xine just works better for me. When I select to play the disc, it will go through the inevitable FBI warning, and preliminary stuff, then come to the menu. I can select to play the DVD, or select other option from the DVD menu just as if I were playing it in a DVD player.
That is why I prefer Totem-xine over MPlayer.
Originally Posted by FedoX
Thanks for the words of caution Stephen! I am a newbie to Linux world. So I dont want to try too many things which I dont know.
Luckily I got FC4 and XP working in a Dual Boot environment without much hassles (Touchwood!)
May I know what problems you had with mplayer? Actually I am interested in XMMS which need MPLAYER. Also I need something to play DVDs. So I thought this option is like a double edged sword for me.
Appreciate your suggestions.