- 3.1. To Open a File
- 3.2. To Open a Location
- 3.3. To Play a Movie (DVD or VCD)
- 3.4. To Pause a Movie or Song
- 3.5. To View Properties of a Movie or Song
- 3.6. To Seek Through Movies or Songs
- 3.7. To Change the Zoom Factor
- 3.8. To Adjust the Volume
- 3.9. To Make the Window Always on Top
- 3.10. To Show or Hide Controls
- 3.11. To Manage the Playlist
- 3.12. To Choose Subtitles
- 3.13. To Take a Screenshot
- 3.14. To Create a Screenshot Gallery
3.1. To Open a File
To open a video or an audio file, choose Select Movies or Playlists dialog is displayed. Select the file or files you want to open, then click .. The
You can drag a file from another application such as a file manager to the Totem Movie Player window. If you drag the file to the display area, the file will replace the current playlist and will start playing immediately. If you drag the file to the playlist in the sidebar, the file will be appended to the current playlist. The Totem Movie Player application will open the file and play the movie or song. Totem Movie Player displays the title of the movie or song in the titlebar of the window and in the playlist in the sidebar.
If you try to open a file format that Totem Movie Player does not recognize, the application displays an error message. This error is most often encountered if you do not have the correct codecs installed. Information on getting codecs working can be found on the Totem Movie Player website.
You can double-click on a video or an audio file in the Nautilus file manager to open it in the Totem Movie Player window.
3.2. To Open a Location
To open a file by URI (location), choose Open Location dialog is displayed. Use the drop-down combination box to specify the URI you would like to open (it lists URIs which have previously been opened) – or type one in directly – then click on the button.. The
If you have a URI in the clipboard already, it will automatically be pasted into the combination box.
3.3. To Play a Movie (DVD or VCD)
Insert the disc in the optical device of your computer, then choose.
To eject a DVD or VCD, choose.
3.4. To Pause a Movie or Song
To pause a movie or song that is playing, click on the button, or choose . You may also use the P key to pause or play a movie.
To resume playing a movie or song, click on the button again, or choose .
3.5. To View Properties of a Movie or Song
To view the properties of a movie or song, chooseto make the sidebar appear, and choose in the drop-down list at the top of the sidebar.
3.6. To Seek Through Movies or Songs
To seek through movies or songs, you can use the following methods:
- To skip forward
To skip forward through a movie or song, choose.
- To skip backward
To skip backwards through a movie or song, choose.
- To skip to a time
To skip to a specific elapsed time in the movie or song, choose Skip to dialog is displayed. Use the spin box to specify the elapsed time (in seconds) to skip to, then click .. The
The spin box also allows more natural language to be used. You can enter a time in the formats "hh:mm:ss", "mm:ss" or "ss"; where "hh" is the hour, "mm" is the minute and "ss" is the second to skip to.
- To move to the next movie or song
To move to the next movie or song, choose button.or click on the
- To move to the previous movie or song
To move to the previous movie or song, choose button.or click on the
3.7. To Change the Zoom Factor
3.7.1. To Change the Video Size
To change the zoom factor of the display area, you can use the following methods:
- To zoom to fullscreen mode, choose F key to toggle fullscreen mode. To exit fullscreen mode, click on the button or press Esc, F11 or F. . You can also use the
- To change the size of the original movie or visualization, choose and choose a scale ratio.
3.8. To Adjust the Volume
To increase the volume, choose. To decrease the volume, choose .
You can also use the volume button: click on the volume button and choose the volume level with the slider.
3.9. To Make the Window Always on Top
To make the Totem Movie Player window always on top of other application windows, choose . Select the Always on Top plugin to enable it. The Totem Movie Player window will now stay on top of all other windows while a movie is playing, but not while audio or visualizations are playing.
To stop the window from always being on top, disable the Always on Top plugin again. See Section 4.2 ― Always on Top for more information.
3.10. To Show or Hide Controls
To show or hide the Totem Movie Player window controls, choose , or press the H key. You can also right-click on the Totem Movie Player window, then choose from the popup menu.
If the Show Controls option is selected, Totem Movie Player will show the menubar, elapsed time slider, seek control buttons, volume slider and statusbar on the window. If the Show Controls option is unselected, the application will hide these controls and show only the display area.
3.11. To Manage the Playlist
3.11.1. To Show or Hide the Playlist
To show or hide the playlist, chooseor click on the button, and choose on the top of the sidebar.
3.11.2. Manage a Playlist
You can use the Playlist dialog to do the following:
- To add a track or movie
To add a track or movie to the playlist, click on the Select Movies or Playlists dialog is displayed. Select the file that you want to add to the playlist, then click .button. The
- To remove a track or movie
To remove a track or movie from the playlist, select the item or items to remove from the playlist, then click on thebutton.
- To save the playlist to a file
To save the playlist to a file, click on the Save Playlist dialog is displayed; specify the filename as which you want to save the playlist, and click .button. The
- To move a track or movie up the playlist
To move a track or movie up the playlist, select the item from the playlist, then click on thebutton.
- To move a track or movie down the playlist
To move a track or movie down the playlist, select the item from the playlist, then click on thebutton.
3.12. To Choose Subtitles
To choose the language of the subtitles, selectand choose the subtitle language you want to display.
To disable the display of subtitles, select.
By default, Totem Movie Player will choose the same language for the subtitles as the one you normally use on your computer.
Totem Movie Player will automatically load and display subtitles for a video if it finds a subtitle file with the same name as the video being played, and the extension asc, txt, sub, srt, smi, ssa or ass.
If the file containing the subtitles has a different name from the video being played, you can right-click on the video in the playlist and choosefrom the popup menu to load the correct subtitle file. You may also choose subtitles by choosing .
Using the Subtitle Downloader plugin, you can also download subtitles from the OpenSubtitles service. See Section 4.8 ― Subtitle Downloader for more information.
3.13. To Take a Screenshot
To take a screenshot of the movie or visualization that is playing, choose Save Screenshot dialog is displayed. Choose a location and insert the filename as which you want to save the screenshot, then click on the button to save the screenshot.. The
Totem Movie Player will display a preview of the screenshot which is to be saved on the left-hand side of the Save Screenshot dialog.
3.14. To Create a Screenshot Gallery
To create a gallery of screenshots of the movie or visualization that is playing, choose Save Gallery dialog is displayed. Choose a location and insert the filename as which you want to save the gallery image, then click on the button to save the screenshot.. The
You may specify the width of the individual screenshots in the gallery using the Screenshot width entry. The default width is 128 pixels.
You may also specify the number of screenshots to be put in the gallery. By default, this is calculated based on the length of the movie; however, this may be overridden by deselecting the Calculate the number of screenshots checkbox and entering the new number in the Number of screenshots spin box.
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- Copyright © 2009 Philip Withnall
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