Add files to Totem playing list from Nautilus


This Nautilus script is used to add multimedia files to the Totem playing list. What files are considered as multimedia is user-defined.

Installation: put it in ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/ directory and enable the executable attribute.
Usage: after editing the multimedia file extensions list within the script, select some files and append them to Totem’s playing list from the right-click menu.

Version: 0.3
Requires: Zenity, Totem

Download the script from the link below:


Update: Please use Jim’s method described in the comments. It’s by far a more decent solution! Thanks Jim :-)

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2 responses on “Add files to Totem playing list from Nautilus

  1. Jim Permalink →

    Or just use nautilus-actions-config and use the following settings:
    Label: Tooltip: Add to totem playlist
    Parameters: –enqueue %M
    Appears if file matches filenames:*.mp3 ; *.ogg ; *.mpc ; *.aac ; *.wav ; *.ac3 ; *.avi ; *.ogm ; *.mpg ; *.mpeg ; *.wmv ; *.rm ; *.ram ; *.vob ; *.asf
    Appears if selection contains: only files
    Appears for multiple: true

  2. George Notaras Post authorPermalink →

    This is an excellent tip!

    Until today I hadn’t given much attention to the nautilus-actions-config utility. It’s very neat.

    Thanks :)