Totem plays the Spanish soundtrack even though English is selected.

Asked by JackWilson on 2008-08-20

The problem doesn't happen all the time. Most DVDs play properly in Totem; I first noticed this problem on a rental DVD. The language seems to default to Spanish even though English is selected. If I select Spanish or French (the only other choices for this DVD), the sound stops altogether even if I re-select English. One other note - I don't know if it is related or not, but I can't select any of the DVD menus or select chapters either. The DVD is ok, I tried it on a (*gasp*) Windows system and it worked there.

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Best Andrew (and471) said : #1

The problem may lie in Totem then.

I advise you install Ogle, it is a program especially made for playing just DVD's.

Install it by going to Add/Remove Applications in the main main, and then searching for Ogle.

Once it is installed, go to Sound & Video > Ogle and then try your DVD

Does that work?

JackWilson (pizzafarmer) said : #2

Yes, Ogle will play the problem DVD correctly. Totem still has its uses, such as You Tube browsing, but between the two programs, I should be able to play all of the videos that I like. Thanks for the solution.