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    Can't get YouTube browser plugin working in Movie Player (totem) in 12.10

    ubuntu 12.10
    totem 3.4.3

    I've read in a bunch of places online that Ubuntu's default movie player, totem, has a plugin to browse YouTube videos. Here's one example post: http://www.clickonf5.org/7557/watch-...-media-player/

    I think the newer version of totem doesn't include the YouTube browser by default, so I'm trying to add the plugin. I downloaded the plugin files and put them in /usr/lib/totem/plugins as I was supposed to...
    Code:
    adam@poseidon:/usr/lib/totem/plugins/youtubeh264$ ll
    total 28K
    -rw-r--r-- 1 adam adam 5.2K Mar 28  2008 youtubeh264.plugin
    -rw-r--r-- 1 adam adam 8.8K Mar 28  2008 youtubeh264.py
    -rw-r--r-- 1 adam adam 4.7K Mar 27  2008 youtubeh264.ui
    adam@poseidon:/usr/lib/totem/plugins/youtubeh264$
    ...but the plugin still won't show up in the totem plugin options area.
    I launched totem via command-line and got some errors:
    Code:
    adam@poseidon:~$ totem
    
    (totem:30894): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_error_trap_pop_internal: assertion `trap != NULL' failed
    
    (totem:30894): libpeas-WARNING **: Could not find 'Module' in '/usr/lib/totem/plugins/youtubeh264/youtubeh264.plugin'
    
    (totem:30894): libpeas-WARNING **: Error loading '/usr/lib/totem/plugins/youtubeh264/youtubeh264.plugin'
    adam@poseidon:~$
    Granted, the plugin I downloaded is probably the version for pre-12.04 versions of Ubuntu and/or previous versions of totem.

    1. Does anyone have totem's YouTube browser plugin working on 12.04 or 12.10?
    2. Any ideas why I'm getting those errors?

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    Re: Can't get YouTube browser plugin working in Movie Player (totem) in 12.10

    where did you get the plugin from??

    totem 3.4.x can get youtube thru a grilo plugin but you'd need to either build totem with grilo support or find a ppa that does that.
    (I believe there may be a grilo ppa that has totem builds.

    screen shows totem with grilo

    There is also minitube (ver.2 now around) or smplayer's youtube player
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    Re: Can't get YouTube browser plugin working in Movie Player (totem) in 12.10

    I got the plugin from a link to one of the posts I found about totem's YouTube plugin. I noticed links in some of the other posts and all links went to the same source so I'm sure its the only place to get the YouTube plugin files.
    I don't feel like re-building totem if necessary. I've used minitube, and it works well enough, I just wanted to get totem's plugin working to have one less package installed on my system. Guess I'll stick with minitube.
    Thanks for info mc4man.

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