Video Playback

To play video, Ubuntu comes with Totem Movie Player, which looks and functions similar to Windows Media Player. Features of Totem include custom playlists and DVD playback. You can start Totem by clicking: Applications->Sound & Video->Movie Player from the desktop menu system.

To read video files, Totem uses the Gstreamer framework. To play some video formats, you may need to add further codec support (see the section called “Multimedia Codecs”).

There are also other multimedia applications available. Examples include Mplayer, Xine and Totem-xine (which uses the Xine framework, instead of the Gstreamer framework). You may benefit from trying alternative video players.