This plugin is not yet in the official distribution packages, please use a git checkout for now

The Totem DLNA/UPnP plugin

Totem is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer.

The Totem DLNA/UPnP plugin enables access to other MediaServers on the network.

The plugin uses DBus to communicate with a Coherence instance.

You need to have this service file in /usr/share/dbus-1/services to have a Coherence ControlPoint instance started automatically by the DBus daemon,

[D-BUS Service]
Exec=/usr/bin/coherence -o use_dbus:yes -o controlpoint:yes

or start Coherence yourself with '/usr/bin/coherence -o use_dbus:yes -o controlpoint:yes'. Alternatively you can supply these options in the configuration file.


For now the content of the directory Totem Plugin has to be copied to /usr/lib/totem/plugins/upnp-coherence, this won't be necessary anymore after that code has moved into the Totem source tree.
Newer Totem version should support ~/.gnome2/Totem/plugins/ (Totem version 2.20) or ~/.local/share/totem/plugins/ (Totem version 2.22) as a plugin location too, /apps/totem/disable_user_plugins needs to be FALSE in GConf though.

Within Totem the plugin needs to be enabled and will be available after that via the menu in the sidebar.

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