Automatic DVD playback now defaults to totem-gstreamer even when totem-xine is installed

Bug #200537 reported by Matt Zimmerman on 2008-03-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
totem (Debian)
Fix Released
totem (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: totem

In the past, installing totem-xine (which removed totem-gstreamer) was sufficient to get (unencrypted) DVD playback working properly. I would insert the DVD, and it would begin playing immediately with totem-xine.

Now, totem-gstreamer and totem-xine can both be installed at the same time. This is mostly a good thing, but when a DVD is inserted, it is played with totem-gstreamer, rather than totem-xine, which means there is no support for menus etc. (bug 41335). I think it would be appropriate to prefer totem-xine for DVD playback when it is installed, if that is possible.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

This may also affect other media formats if totem-xine can play them, but totem-gstreamer can't. I don't know whether much content (other than DVD) still falls into this category.

Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :

Bug #209303 is the dependency issue.

Changed in totem:
status: Unknown → New
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

The situation has improved somewhat (although I admit I only recently noticed): I can now choose to Open With> Movie Player (xine)

Changed in totem:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed

Linking the gnome bug from the debian bug here. Accordingly setting the status to "triaged".

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in totem:
status: Unknown → Fix Released

Closing as won't fix due to upstream comment
The xine-lib backend was removed from Totem master. Please test whether the
problem(s) you were encountering still occur with the GStreamer backend (in
which case you should file a new bug).

If you are unwilling or unable to use the GStreamer backend, feel free to use
alternative xine-lib based players, such as gxine.

Totem 2.26.x will still have the xine-lib backend available.

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in totem (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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