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:

a cycle between aspect ratios
p toggle between play and pause
Esc exit full screen mode
f toggle full screen
h toggle display of on-screen controls
0 resize window to 50% original size
1 resize window to 100% original size
2 resize window to 200% original size
r zoom in the video
t zoom out the video
d start and stop the telestrator (drawing) mode
e erase 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-arrow increase volume by 8%
Down-arrow decrease volume by 8%
b jump back to previous chapter/movie in playlist
n jump to next chapter/movie in playlist
q quit

Ctrl+E          eject the playing optical media

Ctrl+O open a new file
Ctrl+L open a new URI
F9 toggle display of the playlist
m show the DVD menu
c show 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), xine(5).

2008-08-25 GNOME