1 How To: Install Totem Gstreamer Plugins Offline [Tips & Tricks] on 12th July 2009, 9:25 am
Totem is a media application that can play almost anything you throw at
it. It can play mp3, mpeg, avi, ogg, mp4 and much, much more. The only
problem is that you do not have the plugins for all those cool things
when you first install ubuntu. I will tell you how to install totem
offline. I don't have internet on my ubuntu computer but my mom's
computer does have internet. (seh has windows XP) Now lets go though
this installation step by step.
WARNING: THIS IS JUST A SUGESTION OF WHAT TO DO> THIS MEANS THAT IT
WORKED FOR ME. IF IT DOES NOT WORK FOR THEN I'M SURE THEY HAVE SOME HOW
TO AND TIPS.
Step 1. Get a flash drive or blank disk so that you can download the packages of the internet.
Step 2. You will have to install the lastest Gstreamer plugin avalable
to world. That should be gstreamer 0.10 (or something like that.)
Theirs more. You will have to install the dependences with it. The
reason I say that is beacuse when you try to install a deb file file
the manager would want all dependeces satified. So when you see the
plugins and the tools and they say that the dependeces are that then
make sure you download those. Then make sure you download the
dependences' depdences. (LOL) I know it is kind of hard at first but
you will get it. I have download over about 300 packages for everything
that I have. Most of them I don't need but I like to be on the safe
You will have to doad these packages:
And there dependences
The place to download all the plugins for gstreamer0.10 is here
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
( I don't know why but the tred that i am posting is messed up. I cannot show click on anything)
anyway search in their on page one and two for the things I said.
Step 3: Put them on your flash drive or cd or whatever mean of data storage and put the .deb packages on your computer.
Step 4: Put each and every one of the packages through the Gdebi package manager and click on Install.
Step 5: Restart your computer and try to run one of your mpegs and mp3.
Step 6: Celebate the victory over the totem Gstreamer. (LOL)
Questions, statements, and answeres
Q1: Dude, why is my downloads going so awfully quick?
A:That is normal. Mosts packages that you download for ubuntu are small. Problably in the kbs.
S1: Dude, they won't allow me to install because of some dependecy crap. Your Guide SUCKS.
A: You can think whatever you want about my guide and if you were halve
smart enough you would have known about the dependecies and how to get
rid of them if you were paying attention.
Q2: Their totally bugging out on me dude. Their saying that I need this
dependecy and that dependency is saying I need this dependency. What do
I do if they need each other to install itself?
A: Smart question. They way you go about doing this is that you have to
install them through the terminal. Type in sudo dpkg -i
/whatever/whatever to install manualy. then do the same for the other
package. then go into the synaptic package manager and uninstall
something. (Make sure that you don't uninstall anything inportant or
something that will uninstall more things.) this will configure your
two packages Then reinstall the package you uninstalled. Then your done.
Q3: I don't want the plugins anymore so I deleted them. / I don't know
what happened I was installing them and the wanted me to install
libpango-common. The next thing i knew I could not read some fonts on
my ubuntu. Their all is squares now.
What do I do if I want to remove something that I put on the computer
but they want me to remove some things that the computer needs as well?
A:This was annoying for me as well. Go to the terminal and type in sudo aptitude.
Then type in / for a search bar. Type in your packages that you want to delete. Then type "-"
to remove package and that will downgrade to the origanal package for
the live or non live disk. make sure you have you cd with on hand. then
it should be back to the way it was.
S2: I typed in sudo dpkg -i /whatever/whatever and nothing worked. Like I said before, your GUIDE SUCKS.
A: Stinks and stone will break my bones badly but words will never hurt
me. Unless words were missles then we would all die.(LOL) To tell you
the truth I am going on memory and I am wrong I will tell you which
sudo command it is. I know that it does have an -i after it and I know
that it does have those four letters in it. As far as the
/whatever/whatever that is stupid if you typed that in, but hey I was
as stupid 5 months ago when I heard about ubuntu. I would have typed
that in. For eople who do not know this what you need to do is copy the
package then pasts the package after the -i inthe terminal to make it
work. Make sure their is a space after the -i.
I will edit this in the near future.