Why won’t Totem Movie Player play a CD audio file?

Zhong Jiang February 2, 2013

I insert the CD into the drive, the disc runs and I can open the (unidentified permission) file, when I try to play it with Totem, it says: “An error occurred. The playback of this movie requires a Audio CD source plugin which is not installed.”

This error doesn’t offer any solution in regards the CD source, since it isn’t evident of where to obtain it. When I move the file to the desktop, the media is playable. What’s wrong with the file or with the totem player?

  1. Kylee Kanavas
    February 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Maybe copyright?

    • Zhong Jiang
      February 4, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Good guess but messages like that don't indicate anything involving the digital content.

  2. ha14
    February 3, 2013 at 11:37 am
  3. salim benhouhou
    February 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

    do you have the latest codecs installed ?

    • Zhong Jiang
      February 4, 2013 at 12:47 am

      Uh. Debian doesn't comes with the 'latest' codecs, all are security fixes and if I want to upgrade or update, then I would need to either compile or download the source package to build on it.

  4. susendeep dutta
    February 3, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Why not try VLC media player ?

    • Zhong Jiang
      February 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

      Because I'm using Totem? Yeah.

      • susendeep dutta
        February 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

        I did suggested you to use VLC because I just wanted you to save from the headaches of recompiling or installing additional codecs,plugins,testing the Totem player for any issues etc..

        If you look at the forum link below,it has same issue that you are facing and has solved the problem -


        • Zhong
          February 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

          I appreciate your suggestion but the link you've provided is not applicable in my situation. The message wasn't "solved" per say, the end of the comment suggests other application like you've done and that doesn't resolve the problem, just ignoring it.

          I actually wanted to know how do I install additionally codecs because I want to use Totem for all my media purposes.

  5. Aditya Bhat
    February 3, 2013 at 7:08 am

    download the plugins from this website
    happy listning

    • Zhong Jiang
      February 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

      Ok, what kind of plugin? I'm not using Windows ya know. I've already been there and found no solution as to how to install the source plugin.

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