View Full Version : [SOLVED] MediaPlayer/Totem missing codec for TV recordings

May 1st, 2010, 11:18 AM
I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and Me TV 1.1.2 to record DVB-T television which saves the file as an mpeg.
when you open that mpeg with Movie Player (Totem 2.30.0) it asks to search for a codec, does not find it - details:
private/x-dvbsub decoder
It will play the file but you can't scroll through the video using the slider bar or picture goes black.
Running the file in terminal gives:
$ totem --play /media/sdb6/Buzzcocks.mpeg
** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|0.10|totem|private/x-dvbsub decoder|decoder-private/x-dvbsub (private/x-dvbsub decoder)

VLC plays the files with no problems?
I have restricted extras and w32codecs.

May 1st, 2010, 12:56 PM
I got an answer from the developer:
Me-TV encodes the subtitle streams in the recordings and totem does not know what to do with it.
Play these files with VLC and you will not have a problem.

July 15th, 2010, 08:16 AM
It's ridiculous that the solution to this is to use a different player. Even when Totem plays the DVB mpeg recordings it doesn't let you skip forward without it freezing.
Can you change this thread to being UNSOLVED, please?

December 28th, 2010, 09:05 PM
That is not how i see it either, shelved more like.