Viewing a DVD with Totem

Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Sun Feb 3 04:36:25 UTC 2008

Chris Kottaridis wrote:
> I have Fedora Core 8 installed and am trying to watch a DVD using Totem.
> When I select "Play Disc" it complains that I don't have the right
> plugin.
>> Totem cannot play this type of media (DVD) because it does not have the
> appropriate
>> plugins to be able to read from the disc.
>> Please install the necessary plugins and restart Totem to be able to
> play this media.
> I already went to Fluendo and got the fluendo-megabundle tarball. That
> got me to see .wmv files which was nice.
> I do seem to have libdvdread installed. But the truth is the message is
> rather vague on what I exactly need.
> What RPM's do I need to be able to watch DVD's via Totem ?
> Thanks
>     Chris Kottaridis    (chriskot at

It's possible dvd playback works in gstreamer totem again, try:

rpm -ih livna-release-8.rpm
yum install libdvdcss

If that doesn't get you dvd playback with your fluendo drivers - then

yum install gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad

If that doesn't get you totem dvd playback -

yum remove totem
yum install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree

That will give you DVD capable totem

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