Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190720
cannot play DVD videos with totem
Last modified: 2013-10-20 18:41:47 EDT
Description of problem:
There is no way (in the UI, anyway) to add the proprietary codecs necessary
for totem to play DVD videos. Note that I am NOT talking about totem-xine,
which is a different non-Fedora package. Totem's Help claims that there one can
add codecs under Preferences/General/Proprietary Plugins, but in reality there
is no such option there (the "Optical Device" option is also missing) or
anywhere else I can find. This is essentially bug #187692 which was closed on
the false claim that there was in fact a way to add the codecs (I think the
person who claimed this was probably using totem-xine and just assumed the UI
was the same).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Totem intentionally upstream has disabled support for playing DVDs
when using gstreamer-0.10.
As of today, gstreamer-0.10 does not support DVDs or DVDs menus.
The error message in totem is misleading. While it is possible to add
gstreamer-plugins-ugly from freshrpms or livna to get some of the DVD
plugins, it does not appear that all of them have been ported to 0.10.
This is an upstream decision.