GNOME Videos – movie player designed for GNOME

GNOME Videos is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment.

It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation.

GNOME Videos is included as the default media player in many Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Mandriva, and Fedora.

Features include:

  • Video thumbnailer for the file manager.
  • Nautilus properties tab.
  • Mozilla (Firefox) plugin to view movies inside your browser (in development).
  • Webcam utility (in development).
  • Play any xine or GStreamer supported file.
  • LIRC support.
  • Shoutcast, m3u, asx, SMIL and ra playlists support (also usable from a shipped LGPL library).
  • DVD (with menus), VCD playback, disc-type automatically detected.
  • TV-Out configuration with optional resolution switching.
  • 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, stereo and AC3 Passthrough audio output.
  • Full-screen mode (move your mouse and you get nice controls) with Xinerama, dual-head and Viewport support.
  • Remote operation mode to control a running Totem.
  • Seek and Volume controls.
  • Aspect ratio changing, Scaling based on the video’s original size.
  • Full keyboard control.
  • Playlist with Repeat and Shuffle modes, with saving feature and drag’n’drop reordering.
  • GNOME and Nautilus integration (Totem registers the file-types, adds a menu item, uses the proxy configuration, saves sessions, and registers pnm, mms, uvox and rtsp schemes, removes playlist items from a disc that’s getting ejected).
  • Properties window (information about the current movie).
  • Drag’n’drop and mousewheel actions.
  • Screenshot feature.
  • Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation control.
  • Visualisation plugin when playing audio-only files.
  • Telestrator mode using Gromit.
  • Video thumbnailer.
  • YouTube support.
  • Nautilus properties page.
  • Works on remote displays.
  • Automatic external subtitle load, or manual (only on the command-line, use like: totem file:///
  • DVD, VCD and OGG/OGM subtitles and languages support.
  • Dialog for more accurate seeking.
  • Authentication dialogs when location requires it.
  • Online help (in English, German, Spanish, Russian, French and Bulgarian).

Developer: The GNOME Project
License: GNU GPL v2


GNOME Videos is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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