Monday, 11 February 2008

New TLA features!

Totem GStreamer in SVN got 2 new acronym-laden features.

First is DVD playback. Unfortunately, we still don't do menus, but now you'll be able to play the films on your DVD. The support is on-par with the old GStreamer 0.8 code. Thanks to Tim for the guidance in writing this code.


Second one is DVB support. Zaheer did all the heavy lifting getting the code into GStreamer. Now you should be able to watch TV on your computer using Totem, given a channels.conf file was created. More info in the DVB section the Totem website.

Screenshot courtesy of Zaheer

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering when will this hit Fedora?

Anonymous said...

Is there any info on when DVD menus will be supported in gstreamer?

Cheers,
Artem Vakhitov

Anonymous said...

FI NA LLY!

W00T for DVD support!

Matthew said...

Interesting, I've been watching DVDs in totem + gstreamer-0.10 for some time...

prokoudine said...

Nah, one less reason to use Kaffeine :) And yay for upcoming DVD menu support whenever it comes up :)

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Will this be in ubuntu hardy?

Greg said...

Good going to both Tim and You on getting this to work. I think are quite a few of us who will be happy not to need totem-xine for much longer.

Vincent Untz said...

Cool! More reasons to love totem! You're my French hero of the day ;-)

Wade said...

Is that a helicopter on fire crashing into a school in the DVB shot?

Anonymous said...

like matthew, I haven't really understood what this is about: I can watch DVDs in Totem quite fine, sans menus.

hadess said...

Matthew, and Anonymous, DVDs won't integrated in the menus. Either it only played the first title of the disc using dvd:// (and you might get lucky with it being the actual film), or you put in the DVD title needed by hand, using dvd://2 for example.

Either way, this now unneeded, and directly integrated in the menus.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the beauty of taking the "just works" effect for granted!

Thanks for the clarification, and your great work.

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