To open an audio or video, file, select Movie > Open Select the file you want and click the +Add button. You can also drag a file in to the Totem Movie Player window. If Totem Movie Player displays error messages when you try to play a file, refer to the information about codecs at http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/#codecs.
Click Movie > Open Location to open a file by URL location.
Movie > Play Disc will play a DVD, VCD, or CD.
Movie > Eject will eject the disc.
Under the Eject option is the Playlist.
Movie > Play and Movie > Pause will play or pause the disc.
Choosing Movie > Properties opens the sidebar which displays the properties of the file.
From the Edit menu you can Take a Screenshot, Copy, Select All, Find, Find Next, go to the Previous file, configure Plugins and set Preferences.
View allows you to go to Fullscreen, Fit Window to Movie, set the Aspect Ratio, Switch Angles, Show Controls, Subtitles, and show, or hide, the Sidebar.
Go will let you go to the DVD, Title, Audio, Angle and Chapter menus, the Next Chapter or Movie the Previous Chapter or Movie, Skip to a track, and Skip Forward or Backwards.
The Sound drop-down menu lets you change Language and turn the Volume Up or Down.
You can open the manual by selecting Help > Contents or pressing the F1 key.