Totem: DVD is playing at 1 fps although mplayer dvd:// plays it smoothly

Bug #299182 reported by Roman Polach on 2008-11-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Intrepid.
Although dvd is playing smoothly with "mplayer dvd://",
in totem-gstreamer it has about 1 frame per second, which is not usable.

Felipe Venegas (fvenegas) wrote :

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Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

1. Steps to reproduce:
   a) Insert a DVD into drive. Dialog window appears with question for action. I have chosen "Open Movie Player" (default)
   b) Totem is automatically open. Some intro is played. (Note: this intro is played smoothly.)
   c) After intro there was DVD menu displayed. There I chose to play the film.
   d) The film started to play then...

2. I expect to play the film smoothly... because both intro in Totem and main film in mplayer is played smoothly.

3. the film is not played smoothly, but image is refreshed once per second approximately. Audio is better but also with small pauses once per several seconds. System monitor shows 100% cpu used

intro: video 720 x 576, 25 fps, audio 192 kbps, 48000 Hz
main film: video 720 x 576, 25 fps, audio 448 kbps, 48000 Hz

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

that's likely a gstreamer issue and should be sent to

Changed in totem:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in gstreamer0.10:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in gstreamer0.10:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gstreamer:
status: Unknown → New
Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

still the same problem in Ubuntu 9.04

jjt (webmaster-jjtcomputing) wrote :

Same problem. I think you should use VLC as a workaround. It says this in which I recently wrote after having my own problems with Totem.

Changed in gstreamer:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gstreamer:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in gstreamer:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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