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NAME

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 avail‐
able 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 pre‐
vious 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 . 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,

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

GNOME 2008-08-25 totem