Is it possible to replace Totem with VLC including the ability to watch embedded streams from within a web site? And what is the best way of associating files to open with VLC? I don't see the point in having multiple players that all do the same thing or share features. Just want to get rid of the clutter.
So far so good with the exception of streaming Quicktime from the web. Windows streaming is working. Also took the step of designating VLC as my default player.
I will later experiment by removing any other codecs/plugins directly related to Totem and see if there are any results. The only thing I can think of at the moment is that it may mess with other programs such as K9.
System-->Preferences-->Preferred Applications-->Tab 'Multimedia'-->Command 'vlc'-->Close