Ubuntu :: Show File Names Instead Of Tags In Totem's Playlist?

Jul 20, 2011

Totem by default shows some sort of tags (if found) and not file names in the playlist. I don't like this, because I use Totem for video only and videos I get from the web usualy contains URLs and other such nonsense in the tags so I never know which file is which.

Can I somehow force Totem to always display file names?

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Programming :: Using Key To Match Against Source.txt File To Add Xml Tags To Names In Perl

Jun 21, 2010

Using a list of names (over 4000 of them) painstakingly gleaned from the source file years ago for a database file, I want to match the names against the source file so that they can be updated with the tags <forename></forename> in the original source file.

I placed the list of names in @forenames (only posted a few of them here).

Perl script is:

I am able to get the name bracketed by the tags to appear on the console screen but don't know how to apply the output to the source file. Perhaps I need to do a match on the words then some kind of edit to surround the matching words with the xml tags? I'm a rank novice doing this as a labour of love for a friend.

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Dec 19, 2010

I have a lot of avis with annoying metadata that show in vlc. Since I cannot figure out how to configure vlc in a way that it won't show the tags, ffmpeg should strip the tags. This is supposed to do the trick:


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Aug 1, 2011

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How can I download these mp3 files ? I could not find working radio at URL...

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Mar 27, 2011

Cannot watch second, third, etc, streams from a server-side playlist (ie, .wsx on windows media service). I have tried mplayer, vlc, totem, and xine. Xine totally fails and the other three play only the first stream as described. You can verify it works in wine by using Windows Mediaplayer v10 (`winetricks wmp10` on a clean wine prefix).

The particular example I am dealing with is not an ideal test-case as they dynamically mangle the stream's URL to prevent leeching. You can test it by either visiting $URL (below) or from command line:


MMS=$(wget "$URL" -qO- | sed -n '/src="mms/s/.*(mms:[^"]*).*/1/p')
mplayer -v "$MMS"

My research has brought up only two or three random posts citing a similar problem. All seem to be quite old (circa 2008). The most relevant is:


I have attached the output from:


mplayer -msglevel all=9 "$MMS" &>mplayer.output

You will see that mplayer is seeing an EOF and terminating (perhaps the server is too slow so mplayer's timeout triggers EOF condition?). I tired fooling with -vid/-aid flags to no avail.

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Dec 1, 2009

I recently installed the F12, but it cannot correctly show the Chinese file and directory names on a Windows partition with a fat32 file system. What shall I do?

The disk partition is mounted as

UUID=471D-E212 /mnt/d vfat umask=0022,uid=xxx,gid=xxx 0 0
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Feb 10, 2011

I'm working on a project at work to automate sending e-mails to customers.Everything is in place except my ability to extract the useful data from HTML tags to use in the formation of the POST.

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Jul 25, 2010

I don't know if this is the right place to post this.
When I transfer my .ogg music files to my cowon s9, it doesn't recognise the tags so all I see is "unknown" for album, song and artist. I have tried retagging using easytag but it still shows up as unknown but when I converted an album to mp3, the tags automatically showed up.
I know it would be easier just to convert all my songs to mp3 but the reason I chose the cowon was its ability to play .ogg files, my preferred choice of music file.
The odd thing is I had a D2 until I lost it and that showed the tags ok.

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Jul 17, 2010

restricted formats and i can play my videos with SMplayer, Xine, VLC etc but not Totem. Totem in 11.3 uses Gstreamer, and i believe i have all gstreamer plugins installed, good, bad, ugly, base etc. Also thumbnails won't show. Reason i want to use Totem? cuz it's integrated well with Gnome

THere's also this issue where everything i try to play wants to be played with banshee, how do i stop that? i tried going into Preferred applications and put it on custom, but i can't differentiate music and video, there's just a multimedia option.
I would like to have music autplayed with Banshee, and Video autoplayed with SMplayer without having to go through the right click, play with option :/

Full screen flash is aproblem in 11.3 64 bit just as it ALWAYS is in most distros i tried *sigh* there's stuttering, and i can't scroll through the video ideally.

For the sake of saving spack i have a non multimedia related question. How do i handle nzbs? in windows i use sabnzb which is cross platform, but their is only a Fedora RPM meaning i'll have to compile it for opensuse which i have NO Idea how to do. Alternative NZB handlers i can't find in the regular repositories or webpin.

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Oct 3, 2010

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Nov 5, 2010

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May 2, 2011

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Jan 13, 2011

I am trying to make a custom launcher for a playlist file to open in VLC player. In the command part I have the path to the file like this:
What am I doing wrong cause when I try and launch it I get this error:
Details: Failed to execute child process "/home/mike/Videos/newTv.m3u" (Permission denied)

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Jul 12, 2010

I found some code and tuts that tell me how to create a playlist, and I followed it to the letter but it doesnt work...I'm guessing it has somethin to do with my configuration settings with apache, otherwise here's the code:


So inside the m3u file the code is:


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Apr 14, 2011

Something command line that can parse and output an m3u file correctly. For example, not cdlabelgen.

All I want is a simple list of songs to print out to include with any audio cds I burn to use as a label in a slim case. No fancy labels with graphics and this or that. Brasero has a cover editor but the formatting is all screwed up and playing with text to get it to print correctly is a drag.

It would be cool if there were a script, too. Something that uses mp3cd. So a fella could fire-up his termianl-fu and run $ ./handiness.sh which would:

burn an audio disc from the playlist (which mp3cd does, of course)print out a nicely formatted list of the tracks sized correctly for a slim cd case cover.

That would be cool.

EDIT: You know, like this:

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Apr 6, 2010

My configuration-Ubuntu9.04. My VLC plays only the first audio file in the playlist among the files in the playlist,after that it automatically exit. When I press the next tab,then also it exit.I've reinstalled VLC,but also the problem exist. "VLC media player 0.9.4 Grishenko"

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I have a playlist of 634 tracks that I export to a file. I then try to import that same file and only 627 tracks get imported into the created playlist. The 7 tracks that are missing are:

#EXTINF:125,Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
../../../../media/LinuxHD/Music/Elvis Presley/Elv1s 30 #1 Hits/02. Don't Be Cruel.mp3
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Feb 8, 2010

When using cssh, I define some cluster tags in my local .csshrc file. Other parameters seem to be picked up by cssh, but the tags are not.I have no /etc/clusters or /etc/csshrc files. I create a fresh, default .csshrc file and append a line like:myhost = frodoWhen executing "cssh myhost", I get: Can't call method "name" on an undefined value at /usr/bin/cssh line 988This is the same message I get if I make up some destination, like: "cssh doesnotexist". So it looks like rather than picking up the tag "myhost" from .csshrc, and translating the command to "cssh frodo", it does a dns lookup on myhost.I've tried making a /etc/csshrc file like this (but without the equal sign), but that doesn't work either. This is all on Ubuntu 9.10 with cssh version 273.

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Oct 8, 2010

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If I convert an audio file to a different format (such as mp3) using a pipe I lose the tags.

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In a random folder, if i right click on a random file for example a pdf file, i can see in the shortcut menu that appears the choice "tags". It is clear how i can create a new tag or associate an existing tag to a specific file.

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I can no longer access files in those directories (if I ls the directory, it appears empty; I can cd to it, but there's nothing inside). Not all of the directories are duplicated/damaged like this, but most are. A few non-directory files are also duplicated in this fashion, so for example:


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Should I be looking to concatenate the files into one file with the file names included, and then print them?

something like: -printfunction -printername < file*

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