totem-pl-parser is an open source, small, free and simple GObject-based library software specially designed to parse a host of playlist formats, as well as to save them. As its name suggests, totem-pl-parser is a playlist parser library for the popular Totem media player.
What is Totem?
Also known as Videos, the Totem application is based on the GStreamer multimedia framework, and designed as the default video player app of the GNOME graphical desktop environment. It can play almost any format supported by the GStreamer codec packs.
Depends on various open source software
To install the totem-pl-parser program, you will need various open source software, such as gmime (libgmime), libquvi, libquvi-scripts, lua-bitop, lua-expat, and lua-socket. These are installed automatically if you install totem-pl-parser from the software repositories of your distribution.
Is installed automatically with Totem
Another interesting feature is that totem-pl-parser is installed automatically with Totem, when the users attempts to install the application from the main software repositories of his/her GNU/Linux operating systems. This means that totem-pl-parser is an essential component of Totem (Movie Player), which is used for parsing playlists.
Build totem-pl-parser from sources
Build totem-pl-parser from sources might be challenging for newcomers, especially because of its dependencies. Basically, you will have to grab the source package from Softpedia, save it on your Home directory, and unpack it using an archive manager.
Open a Terminal app, go to the location of the extracted archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/totem-pl-parser-3.10.3), run the ‘.configure && make’ command to configure the project and built the executable, and then run the ‘sudo make install’ command to install it.
Can be installed on any GNU/Linux operating system
We’ve successfully installed the totem-pl-parser software on computers supporting either of the 64 or 32-bit instruction set architectures. It can be installed on any Linux kernel-based computer operating system.