Totem on Ubuntu – not starting up

Problem
Totem on Ubuntu won't start up properly. Error message:
Totem could not startup
Resource busy or not available.
Solution
  • Run gstreamer-properties
  • Go to tab "Video"
  • Under "Default Sink", select "SDL" or "XWindows (no xv)"
Explanation
I actually don't know why this works.
Resources
Original solution: Español

Responses: One so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    I recommend the totem-xine packages as it has more supported files. simply install totem-xine, on the command line you need to remove totem-gstreamer first