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keenboy
January 19th, 2009, 11:09 AM
I have noticed that Totem plays video (avi and mpeg) extremely slowly when firefox is running. Why is this?

This is particularly annoying when viewing video clips from the internet.

vx220
June 24th, 2009, 03:43 PM
I get the same - anyone know the fix?

tuberculo
July 2nd, 2009, 01:56 AM
I had the problem. Found the solution here:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+question/68304

Th3_uN1Qu3
July 2nd, 2009, 03:09 AM
I had it too, and found there is no reason to use Totem when there are gxine and Mplayer. Mplayer does conflict with Compiz though, crashing the whole system pretty often, but i can live without Compiz, and with Metacity Mplayer is flawless.

Oh, i see that the recommended solution there is to disable Xv. That is a VERY BAD IDEA, unless you have really bad video drivers.

tuberculo
July 2nd, 2009, 03:21 AM
Why?