[Mageia-discuss] Is Totem the worst video player?

John Balcaen mikala at mageia.org
Fri Nov 16 03:19:17 CET 2012

2012/11/15 Pierre Jarillon <jarillon at abul.org>

> Hi,
> As usual, I have burned a DVD and made an install of Mageia 3 alpha3.
> No problem but some improvements could be useful.
> Then, I have tried to read some various videos without any success with the
> default player. See https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8088
> It is better with Dragon except than 16/9 videos are displayed at 4/3 ratio
> and some videos prefer to stop after few seconds.
> I have installed vlc which works very well for each type of video.
> IMO, vlc must be the default player when installed, Dragon, the second
> choice
> and totem, the last... or removed.

Totem is using gstreamer so you might have a look on gstreamer plugins
Dragon is using phonon & by default phonon-gstreamer (so it should face the
same issue as totem), but it can also use phonon-vlc (which should provide
the same support as vlc).

Balcaen John
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