Totem's xine-lib backend is now gone in git master, for GNOME 2.28.
The GStreamer boys have come forward, fixed a lot of bugs, and implemented new features, which means that the GStreamer backend was getting held back by the features of the xine-lib backend.
Oh, and before people start complaining:
- this is only in the development branch for now
- if you haven't filed a bug about whatever problem the GStreamer backend caused for you, you're not allowed to complain