totem great instability

Thomas Vander Stichele thomas at
Sat Jan 14 09:58:12 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 22:21 +0100, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
> Not considering the fact that you are able to play near nothing with
> it,

Depends on how much you add to the install.  It plays more than the
mplayer/vlc/xine that is in fedora, given that they're not there :)

> The latest totem-1.3.0-3, while navigating through file system, often
> freezes

Do you mean that these freezes happen in the file selector ? Do you see
the same freezes when navigating the file system with other gtk-based
applications, like, say, gedit ? If so, it sounds like a fileselector
problem - make sure to file a bug upstream.

>  and
> doing strace of pid gives continuously something like what below.

Not sure why you're copying a meaningless strace output snippet.  What
were you doing in totem while strace'ing ? It looks to be in a glib
mainloop (see poll) which is fine, because you're running a GNOME app.
The shmctl could be anything - for example, X shared memory being

> Does it make sens to include totem in core, when every one that wants to see
> videos in fedora, removes totem and installs then totem-xine (plus
> decoding/navigating
> libraries) or other similar applications like mplayer or vlc?

Not everyone does.  If you feel mplayer provides you with a richer user
experience, please do so.  But other people want to work towards an end
solution that can be distributed.  Mplayer/vlc/xine aren't it.


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