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24th November 2006, 04:15 PM

I try to use totem player in FC6, but never play anything.
The error message is:

** Message: don't know how to handle video/x-xvid, framerate=(fraction)25/1, width=(int)576, height=(int)320, codec_data=(buffer)0000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000
** Message: don't know how to handle audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)1, layer=(int)3, rate=(int)48000, channels=(int)2, codec_data=(buffer)010002000000a30101000000

This is a normal mpeg file, dl-ed from the web. Mplayer/xine can play it.

Any suggestion to resolve this problem?

24th November 2006, 04:33 PM
Try out the instructions here.


24th November 2006, 04:41 PM
Thank You!

I understand, some licensed codec can't play with "officially" totem. But nothing? So, why this package in the repository? I think, I missconfig something, and I don't know what, or where.
I compile a totam for srpm, with xine support, but nothing. Where can I find the miem file, where totem store "magic" mime?

If I want to see something like divx, or dvd, I use mplayer, or xine.

26th November 2006, 01:43 PM
Try installing mplayer, it can handle a lot of formats. You can install it through yum from the rpm.livna.org repository.

27th November 2006, 07:36 AM
Thank You! I use mplayer, and xine too /for dvd menus :) /, but if I must install totem, for dependencies, I want to make usable it. I think, I have a trivial problem.

27th November 2006, 08:16 AM
Thank You! I use mplayer, and xine too /for dvd menus :) /, but if I must install totem, for dependencies, I want to make usable it. I think, I have a trivial problem.

I don't think you need totem for any depedencies, except for the fact that it is the standard player for DVD's. I don't know how Linux handles those standard apps.

27th November 2006, 08:22 AM
You are right, next time, I'll thinking first :)

Thank You again!

27th November 2006, 08:50 AM
First I have to say that I'm new to Fedora and I am already in love with it but I find very sad the comments I read in this forum about totem. It's a great player and, in contrast with the other "better" alternatives, it integrates perfectly with your desktop theme and works great with the gnome integration. Due to Fedora's stand on free codecs (which I think it's great although I understand it's not very practical for a lot of users) the default totem can't play almost any format. But the solution to that is very simple. You have to install gstreamer plugins for the formats. If you can install mplayer I suppose you have already another repository like livna installed. From that repository you need to install:

gstreamer-plugins-base (I think this is installed by default)
gstreamer-plugins-good(this might also be installed)

with that you can play almost any format, except some types of wmv, rm and mov. In order to install support for this and only if it's legal in your country you need to install the w32codecs from mplayer (searching for them in the forums will tell you how) and gstreamer-pitfdll from ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/freshrpms/fedora/linux/6/gstreamer-pitfdll/gstreamer-pitfdll- . I think that gstreamer isn't yet able to play dvds due to a lack of plugins.
If you choose to install the xine backend as suggested by another poster you will need to install:
(I haven't tested this but in other distributions with those two packages it works quite nicely).

Good luck.

PS: I found this http://forum.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=135568 . It has a section if you want to install support for totem.

29th November 2006, 07:09 PM
as root:
$ execstack -c /usr/lib/libxvidcore.so.4
$ execstack -c /usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0
solves the problem!