Since I prefer GNOME, and it’s simplicity, I’d like to use Totem for movie playback. Unfortunately, it does not seem to automaticaly load subtitles like it does in other distros. I tired VLC, but I get not sound, pulse audio issues I’m told, and Mplayer gives me a whole lot of error windows…
How to load .sub or .srt subtitles, and how to display them in eastern european charset, while system is using US English?
Also, I get some tearing during playback, could it be Ati’s fault?
(note, I find multimedia important part of my PCs usage, and it’s a breaking point will I use SuSE or not)
Totem will pick up first subtitles file, named in the same way as the movie file. As it goes for tearing, I experience it also under the Intel card. It has something to do with the lack of the infrastructure that would prevent tearing in X.
As long as you did not force your Mplayer install, but rather used the Packman repository, then Mplayer should work fine. Note if using “special desktop effects” you may need to select ‘x11’ (and not ‘xv’ / ‘xvideo’ ) as your Mplayer output video module. Smplayer is an especially nice front end to MPlayer.