can totem load external subtitles ?

Asked by Mihai Niculescu

I like very much totem because it is very simple and very powerful. One thing that i dislike about Totem is that it does not provide a graphical interface to dynamically load external subtitles.( by dynamically i mean the possibility to load subtitle while playing the movie).

I know that Totem automatically loads subtitles having the same name as the movie, but I usually have subtitles named different.

Can someone add this function to Totem, please?

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Carles Oriol (carlesoriol) said :

you can use it. Just having the same name of avi ended with sub or srt.

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mneagul (mneagul) said :

Please see
and send the developers your request, maybe via

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Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said :

or from command line:
totem file:///

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radu (radudem) said :

Even sub file has tha same name as avi file, Totem MP 2.24.3/UBUNTU 8.10 does not see the subtitle.
What can I do?

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Emmanuel (emonje83) said :

By default, totem on ubuntu 8.10, don't load subtitles automatically.
You must set this option from "edit/preferences/general/subtitles"
Sorry if my English is not the best!


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radu (radudem) said :

I'm asking on...
Sorry, I've asked what I have to do if totem didn't want to load the subtitle sub file, named the same name, with the option auto set.

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