These days many users have their own video collection. Effective software for watching those videos is always available on Linux systems. Default on Gnome systems, people can usually find the Totem Movie Player.
But this program does more than it sounds like. It has support for a wide variety of video and even audio formats. So you can play your MP3′s with Totem as well. Even use the video thumb-nailer tool for more fun.
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This program has the standard seek and volume controls too. Play-lists can also be set up manually. Subtitle support also comes standard with Totem Movie Player. This program also has advanced keyboard functionality and navigation which we will cover. Extend the abilities of this program by adding additional plug-ins. With plug-ins you can watch videos straight from YouTube.
If you don’t have Totem on your system you can download it with these commands.
$ sudo apt-get install totem
Inside Totem you will find your display area, your menu bar, and your side bar. You can turn on the displaying of menus and bars in your View menu. You can also see the elapsed time, seek and control buttons, and your volume controls. You can start videos by adding them directly to your Totem interface. Or if Totem is your default Movie Player all you have to do is double click on your video file.
Totem can also be called from the command line. Or send commands directly to Totem from your Terminal interface. Use the next command to get help about using Totem from the command line. This is the standard usage for this command.
$ totem --help
Will give you the Totem version information.
This will tell an already running Totem session to pause.
Use this to start playing an already running Totem session.
This will skip to the next file in the Totem play-list.
Go back one file in the playlist.
Jumps forward 15 seconds on a currently playing video.
Jumps backwards 15 seconds.
Will raise the volume of your Totem session by 8%.
This lowers the volume by 8%.
If you have a Totem session running this toggles full screen mode.
Toggles the displaying of controls for the currently running session.
Forces Totem to quit.
This will add a file to the Totem play-list.
Will start playing the specified file.
Cycles aspect ratios.
Toggle play or pause.
Will exit full screen mode.
Puts Totem in full screen mode.
Toggles your on screen control panel.
Will set the window size to 50% of the original.
Sets window size to 100% of the original.
200% of original screen size.
Zooms in on your video.
Play the previous file in your play list.
Play the next file in your play list.
Quit Totem Movie Player.
Jumps back 15 seconds.
Jumps forward 15 seconds.
Increases the volume by 8%. This is the Totem volume control not your system volume.
Volume down 8%.
This will eject your CD drive.
Ctrl + E
Use this to open a new file.
Ctrl + O
Turn on or off the displaying of your playlist.
Hopefully this helps you get the most out of the Totem Movie Player. Enjoy the movies.