totem man page

Totem — GNOME desktop movie player based on GStreamer

Synopsis

totem [option...] [filenames|URI]

Description

Totem is a movie player for the GNOME desktop. Through use of the GStreamer backend many popular file and streaming formats are supported including: MPEG audio and video (MP3/MPV), Ogg, AVI, ASF, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, and more. Playing of DVD and VCD media is also possible. Although primarily intended as a movie player, Totem can also play many audio formats.

For additional documentation on interactive use of Totem select the Help menu option. The menus allow access to some features not available through keybindings or command-line options.

Options

-?, --help
Output a longer help message then quit. (Any discrepancies between this man page and the output of totem --help should be reported as a documentation bug.)
--version
Output version information then quit.

The following options command an already-running instance of Totem to do something; they are useful for remote-control scripting. If Totem is not already running, these commands will launch a new instance of Totem but will not do anything further.

--play-pause
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to toggle between play and pause.
--play
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to play (has no effect if already playing)
--pause
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to pause (has no effect if already paused)
--next
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to skip to the next movie or chapter in the playlist.
--previous
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to return to the previous movie or chapter in the playlist.
--seek-fwd
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to seek forwards 15 seconds in the current movie.
--seek-bwd
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to seek backwards 15 seconds in the current movie.
--volume-up
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to raise the volume by 8%.
--volume-down
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to lower the volume by 8%.
--mute
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to toggle between muted and unmuted audio.
--fullscreen
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to toggle fullscreen mode.
--quit
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to quit.
--enqueue filename|URI
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to add a new stream to the playlist.
--replace filename|URI
Tell an already-running instance of Totem to play from the playlist.

Keybindings

Global keybindings for Totem:

acycle between aspect ratios
ptoggle between play and pause
Escexit full screen mode
ftoggle full screen
htoggle display of on-screen controls
0resize window to 50% original size
1resize window to 100% original size
2resize window to 200% original size
rzoom in the video
tzoom out the video
dstart and stop the telestrator (drawing) mode
eerase the drawing

Left-arrow skip back 15 seconds
Right-arrow skip forward 60 seconds
Shift+Left-arrow skip back 5 seconds
Shift+Right-arrow skip forward 15 seconds
Ctrl+Left-arrow skip back 3 minutes
Ctrl+Right arrow skip forward 10 minutes

Up-arrowincrease volume by 8%
Down-arrowdecrease volume by 8%
bjump back to previous chapter/movie in playlist
njump to next chapter/movie in playlist
qquit

Ctrl+E eject the playing optical media

Ctrl+Oopen a new file
Ctrl+Lopen a new URI
F9toggle display of the playlist
mshow the DVD menu
cshow the DVD chapter menu

Files

/usr/lib/totem/plugins/

The global plugins directory, which contains all the system-installed plugins.

~/.local/share/totem/plugins/

The user plugins directory, containing plugins available only to that user. It is always in the "totem/plugins" subdirectory of your XDG_DATA_HOME directory.

~/.config/totem/state.ini

The configuration file for the main window's appearance, stored in a simple INI format.

Bugs

Totem cannot play files using some proprietary codecs.

Author

Totem was written by Bastien Nocera <hadess@hadess.net>. This manual page was written by Andre Lehovich for the Debian Project.

Distribution

The latest version of Totem may be downloaded from <https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Videos>

See Also

totem-video-thumbnailer(1),

The online documentation available through the program's Help menu.

Referenced By

cclive(1), gxine(1), totem-audio-preview(1), xine(5).

2008-08-25 GNOME