There's gnome-mplayer (there's probably a KDE variant), and
try out, at least.
I have used GUI programs like XMMS or Audacious to play streams, but
sometimes you need to tweak the preferences, to increase cache sizing,
to avoid skips. Totem is too much of a black box (not enough options to
Before seeing above response,
I had just tried smplayer and it seems to be working well
smplayer -playlist xxxxxxxxx.pls
and it comes up with a small window that has volume slider and mute
just what i want..
I havent tried it yet to play audio dvd
Seems like I can remove Totem