Totem / GStreamer & AC3 Output

GStreamer Audio PreferencesGStreamer Audio PreferencesIf you run into a problem with Totem or any other GStreamer based application not being able to play ac3 audio via internal soundcard (no idea about passthrough) - check your sound settings. I've been pulling out my hair for about an hour before I figured out that GStreamer won't playback ac3 when it is set to use ALSA for audio output.

Switch  to Pulse or ESD under Preferences -> Sound -> Music And Movies to have a little bit less linux-oddities to worry about.

Oh, and no. I have no friggin' clue why GStreamer is behaving like this. I also don't really care.

Also getting slowly used to the eee pc 901 keyboard. Yay!