Provided by: totem-common_2.22.1-0ubuntu2_all
totem - GNOME-desktop movie player based on the xine backend
totem [option...] [filenames|URI]
totem is a movie player for the GNOME desktop. Through use of the xine
backend many popular file and streaming formats are supported
including: MPEG audio and video (MP3/MPV), Ogg, AVI, ASF, MOV, WMV,
Quicktime, and more. Playing of DVD and VCD media is usually possible
if you have the appropriate drive. Although primarily intended as a
movie player, totem can also play many audio formats.
For additional documentation on interactive use of totem select the
Help menu option. The menus allow access to some features not
available through keybindings or command-line options.
Output a brief synopsis of command options then quit.
Output a longer help message then quit. (Any discrepancies
between this man page and the output of totem --help should be
reported as a documentation bug.)
Output version information then quit.
The following options command an already running instance of totem to
do something; they are useful for remote-control scripting:
Tell an already running instance of totem to toggle between play
--play Tell an already running instance of totem to play (has no effect
if already playing)
Tell an already running instance of totem to pause (has no
effect if already paused)
--next Tell an already running instance of totem to skip to the next
movie or chapter in the playlist.
Tell an already running instance of totem to return to the
previous movie or chapter in the playlist.
Tell an already running instance of totem to seek forwards 15
seconds in the current movie.
Tell an already running instance of totem to seek backwards 15
seconds in the current movie.
Tell an already running instance of totem to raise the volume by
Tell an already running instance of totem to lower the volume by
Tell an already running instance of totem to toggle fullscreen
--quit Tell an already running instance of totem to quit.
Tell an already running instance of totem to add a new stream to
Tell an already running instance of totem to play from the
The following options are standard to applications using the GDK and
GDK debugging flags to set.
GDK debugging flags to unset.
X display to use
X screen to use.
--sync Make X calls synchronous to facilitate debugging.
Program name as used by the window manager.
Program class a sused by the window manager.
Make all warnings fatal.
GTK+ debugging flags to set.
GTK+ debugging flags to unset
Load an additional GTK module.
The following options are for Bonobo activation support
File descriptor to print IOR on
IID to activate.
Prevent registering of server with OAF
The following are standard GNOME options:
Disable sound server use.
Enable sound server use.
Specify the host and port on which the sound server is
Disable the crash-reporting dialog.
The following options are for session management:
Specify session management ID
Specify prefix of saved configuration
Disable connecting to session manager.
Global keybindings for totem:
i toggle interlacing on and off
a cycle between aspect ratios
p toggle between play and pause
Esc exit full screen mode
f toggle full screen
h toggle display of on-screen controls
0 resize window to 50% original size
1 resize window to 100% original size
2 resize window to 200% original size
r zoom in the video
t zoom out the video
d start and stop the telestrator (drawing) mode
e erase the drawing
Left-arrow skip back 15 seconds
Right-arrow skip forward 15 seconds
Shift+Left-arrow skip back 5 seconds
Shift+Right-arrow skip forward 15 seconds
Ctrl+Left-arrow skip back 3 minutes
Ctrl+Right arrow skip forward 10 minutes
s show the "Skip to..." dialog
Up-arrow increase volume by 8%
Down-arrow decrease volume by 8%
b jump back to previous chapter/movie in playlist
n jump to next chapter/movie in playlist
s show the "skip to" dialog
Ctrl-E eject the playing optical media
Ctrl-O open a new file
Ctrl-L open a new URI
Ctrl-P toggle display of the playlist
m show the DVD menu
c show the DVD chapter menu
totem cannot play files using some proprietary codecs.
totem was written by Bastien Nocera <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manual
page was written by Andre Lehovich for the Debian Project.
The latest version of Totem may be downloaded from
The online documentation available through the program’s Help menu.