Totem movie player

The Totem Movie Player

Totem is a free movie player for the GNOME computer desktop environment. It is officially included in GNOME starting from version 2.10 (released in March 2005), but it was already included in most GNOME environments. The default backend is GStreamer framework but Totem can also use xine libraries. Totem is included as the default movie player in Ubuntu and many other GNOME operating systems.


  • GStreamer or xine backend
  • GNOME and Nautilus integration
  • DVD, VCD and Digital CD (with CDDB via FreeDB) playback
  • Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation control
  • Full-screen mode with Xinerama, dual-head, and Viewport support
  • Aspect ratio changing, scaling based on the video's original size
  • Subtitles and languages support, with automatic external subtitle load
  • 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, stereo and AC3 Pass through audio output
  • Seek and Volume controls
  • Visualization plugin when playing audio-only files
  • TV-Out configuration with optional resolution switching
  • LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control) support
  • SHOUTcast, M3U, asx, XSPF, SMIL and RealAudio playlists support
  • Playlist with Repeat and Shuffle modes, with saving feature and drag'n'drop reordering
  • Screenshot feature
  • Telestrator mode using Gromit
  • Video thumbnailer
  • Mozilla plugin
  • Right-to-Left languages support